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Old 01-18-2020, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default 32` Hood on a 30`Model A

Will a 32`hood fit a 30` Model A with 32`grill?
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Old 01-18-2020, 02:42 PM   #2
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Will a 32`hood fit a 30` Model A with 32`grill?
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NO, the belts on a '32 won't match the Model A and the bottom of the 32 side panel curves down, see first 3 pictures. The last two show the same areas on a Model A. When using a '32 shell on a '30-'31 Model A you need to use the Model A hood. You will need a mount for the front of the Model A hinge. Note also that the '32 shell will not go directly onto a Model A radiator, the fill neck is too for forward on the '32 shell and the fill neck will need to be moved. An alternative is to shave the '32 shell and mount the fill cap under the hood. Another alternative (that I am using on my '32) is to remove the radiator neck and install a '32 cap and bezel with a fabricated bracket to hold the cap on to the shell. With the radiator fill under the hood you can use a pressure cap.

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Old 01-18-2020, 02:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: 32` Hood on a 30`Model A

This is such a common thing I would contact Rootleib and see if they make a special hood that fits the model A cowl and the 32 shell.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: 32` Hood on a 30`Model A

A lot folks have fabricated their own set ups over the years or they run hoodless. There are aftermarket tops that can be used to fabricate a hood. The 30-31 hoods for 32 shell are a lot more common and are available from several sources. The 28-29 are the more difficult ones to fabricate since the shell has to be shortened to work properly and the cowl is different.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:09 PM   #5
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My 1930 roadster hood fit with the '32 shell. '28/'29 may differ.
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: 32` Hood on a 30`Model A

I have a 30 A with a 32 grille shell, and I am using the stock hood. I made the front hood bracket to fit the 32 shell. I just recently converted my A hood hinge to a 32 style hinge also, and used 32 style brackets on both ends.


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