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Old 05-05-2017, 10:35 AM   #106
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Default Re: '40 Pickup full restoration project

Originally Posted by 38bill View Post
Kube, Just wondering was the hood bent or was it just the original manufacturing process that made it fit poorly? Seems that all the 38's and 39's are out of alignment (especially where the hood joins the grill) and there is only so much you can do to correct it.
The hood was perhaps the nicest piece of sheet metal with this truck. However, it did not "match" the cowl - being about 1/2" too wide. My opinion? The hood was poorly assembled (welded).
Without going in to too much detail, there were numerous indications that's exactly what the issue was.
Good enough for production no doubt - not good enough for a restoration.
It took quite an effort to get this right but it had to be done.
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