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Whats the difference in 31 & 32 ford hood ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brad chevy, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. brad chevy
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    Need to get it from somebody who knows. What is the difference between a 30-31 &32 Ford hood ? Is it the length,width or what. I have some 31 &32 hoodsides and on those its pretty easy to tell. All help appreciated.:cool:
     
  2. 325w
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    I think the 31 hood will measure 31 inches. 32 measured 33
     
  3. Don's Hot Rods
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    Since the model a has a wb of 103.3 and the Deuce has a 106 wb I would think the hoods would be different by approximately that length. Ford had to make room for the flathead so that is where they probably picked it up.

    Don
     
  4. Mayor of G-Vegas
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    a 1932 Ford hood is 32 inches long - Mayor
     

  5. alchemy
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    31 hood tops have a bit of flat "side panel" below the side bead, but above the hinge. 32 hood tops have no such underhangings.

    31 hood tops have a piano hinge in the middle. 32 hood tops have a formed stainless steel groove hinge.
     
  6. xlr8er
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    The grill shell is all different too!
     
  7. Deuce Daddy Don
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    '32 Ford hoods also have a bottom contour---Not flat like model A's
     
  8. 325w
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    I better remeasure my hood. I must be growing.......................
     
  9. Don, that's an interesting thought, logical and I had the same one. I was certain there must be some significant length in the hoods. I was focused on 30-31 car vs 33-34 trucks. There's 9" difference in wheelbase but the hoods are the very close to the same length ( + .375) @ the center hinge.

    My 31 hood measures 30-3/8 @ the center hinge and 31-3/8 down the side.
     
  10. 3wLarry
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    smartass answer would be 12 months...
     
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  11. captain scarlet
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    That popped into my head first too:eek:
     
  12. big duece
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    Model A's have a hinge down the center like a piano hinge, 32 uses the stainless strip held by two brackets at the radiator and firewall.
     
  13. flatbrad
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  14. brad chevy
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    Thanks,fellows looks like I have a 31 hood. Everybody was right on the measurement and even 3wLarry was right too.
     
  15. alchemy
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    Dude, didn't I just say this a few hours before you did? (insert DUH smiley)
     
  16. So is the 33 and 34 same size as 32 ?... anyone? ... and no "DUH smilely" ... this is a valid question! LOL
     
  17. big duece
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    You probably did! Pretty tired here and caught just the end of the thread.
     
  18. alchemy
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    33-34 truck hoods look a lot like 32's, but they are different. Won't fit.
     
  19. fordcragar
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    That's funny, the 30/31 hood is between 30" and 31" long, actually 30 7/16". The 32 hood is 32" long. The 33 hood is 33" long; which is where this stopped. The 34 and 35 hoods were also 33" long.
     
  20. kevin mac
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    29 is 29 inches,30/31 is 31 inches,32 is 32 inches rule of thumb swap meet info.......k
     

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