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Old 01-10-2020, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default 1940/41 truck hoods

Need info wondering if 1940 and 1941 truck hoods are the same. I know the hood latch assembly under the nose is different between 40and 41 but can you use a 41 hood in a 40 truck. Grills are the same so??
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1940/41 truck hoods

Pretty much the same except for the hood ornament, side emblems and lower hood trim.The centre stainless strip is about an inch shorter also.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:35 PM   #3
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Need info wondering if 1940 and 1941 truck hoods are the same. I know the hood latch assembly under the nose is different between 40and 41 but can you use a 41 hood in a 40 truck. Grills are the same so??
There is a big difference in the upper latch mechanism and the lower grill brace. The '41 pickup hood also has a couple of half moon cutouts near the front of the hood on the lower lip. The hood was cut out to clear the radiator being moved forward for the 6 cylinder motor. that's why the upper latch and lower grille brace are different. The Early Ford V-8 Club sells a small book for $10 which explains the many differences between the '40 and '41 pickups. The 41 pickup hood handle is not reproduced and commands a hefty sum if you find one. Better to use the '40 hood, upper latch and lower grille brace and save yourself a lot of $ and grief looking for parts.
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1940/41 truck hoods

mid production 41 hoods (big truck) had the latch mechanism changed to allow for a 6 cylinder engine. big truck 40's could only come with V8--60/85/95 hp but 41's could come with 4/V8/6 engines. 40 hoods had a V8 stamped into them, 41's did not, 41 also had wider chrome nose and different wiskers on hood
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