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Old 06-28-2016, 11:59 PM   #1
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When installing a 1940 Ford pickup hood do you install the mounting brackets on the hood or the cowl first? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:41 AM   #2
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Hinges to the cowl and then hood to the hinges.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:26 AM   #3
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When installing a 1940 Ford pickup hood do you install the mounting brackets on the hood or the cowl first? Any advice would be appreciated.
The factory installed the hinges to the hood and the hood with hinges to the truck. That's why the hinges are body color - they (hinges) were painted with hood as an assembly.
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I found it easiest on my 42 pickup (essentially same setup I believe) to do as factory. As Mike said, hinges to hood then bolt the whole lump to the cowl. Do able on your own fairly easily this way.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:33 PM   #5
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Hey Mike (kube) how did you learn about "factory" specs. We talked years ago and you gave me pics and advice (thanks again by the way). I am in my 30's. Restoring my 40 1/2 ton to as close to spec as possible. I like all the "history" but the old timers are pretty tight lipped. Info is gold to them. Any advice on learning factory and history????
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:51 PM   #6
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Thanks to all who responded to my hood problem. Was doing it with the brackets on the cowl and not haveing much success. Also good to know about the paint, thought they were gloss black.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:56 AM   #7
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Hey Mike (kube) how did you learn about "factory" specs. We talked years ago and you gave me pics and advice (thanks again by the way). I am in my 30's. Restoring my 40 1/2 ton to as close to spec as possible. I like all the "history" but the old timers are pretty tight lipped. Info is gold to them. Any advice on learning factory and history????
Yikes! First let me openly admit, I have a lot to learn - I am certain of that. It seems that the more I learn, the more there appears to be remaining (to learn).
I have an extensive "library" of authentic Ford materials. Those have proven to be a huge aid in researching these cars. Also, the Benson Ford Research Center is with little argument THE best source of information. It dispels all of the "wives' tales" passed down for years. One simply can't argue with a Ford document.
Also, and certainly not "least" by any means, are a few guys with a lot of personal experience. It is of my opinion that a ton can be learned simply from disassembling these vehicles. However, it takes the experience of MANY disassembles to gain a decent insight to how they were actually built.
As far as pick up trucks are concerned, my "go to guy" has been Larry Caplan. He has been able to answer some nagging queries that I simply could not find documentation for.
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