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Old 05-11-2018, 05:37 PM   #1
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Are 28/29 Model A hoods the same size in Coupes as in Sedans???
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Old 05-11-2018, 05:40 PM   #2
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yes unless briggs body sedan ,
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Ok thanks! Briggs would be a taller hood then?
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:25 PM   #4
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Both 1928-29 Briggs and Murray fordors hoods have a embossed body line (like 1930-31 cars) that other models those years don't have. I'm guessing they are the same size. Length height and width.
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:56 AM   #5
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so that is some conflicting info i got from you guys... anyone else certain?
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:53 AM   #6
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They use the same radiator so I would assume they are the same height.

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Briggs and Murray cabriolets and fordors used one style hood in 1928/29 all other body/trucks styles use the more common hood. While the front part is the same on all bodies for those years, the rear part is different where it fits around the cowl. The cowl is higher/wider on cars with gas tank under the cover. Not the same as 1930/31 that was used on ALL Fords.
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Page 13-2 2016 edition of the Restoration guidelines

HOOD PANELS
1928-1929 Ford-produced bodies used smooth hood top
panels, whereas the Briggs and Murray bodies (except
Taxis) used top panels with a stamped moulding feature,
similar to 1930-1931 hoods.
Both styles of 1928-1929 hoods utilized the same side
panels (See illustrations for louver changes)
The hood side panels had a rolled reinforced edge at the
base. The first design had the edge of the rolled metal
exposed on the outside of the hood. The panels produced
after July 1928 had the metal folded outward and rolled
under (inward).
All 1930- 1931 hoods had a stamped moulding feature in the
top panel and the side panels had the louvers on a raised panel
area. There were two varieties of the forward edge of the
stamped moulding feature. Both sides must match.
All hood sides were curved top to bottom including the
louvers. The curve was slight at the front and increased
towards the rear, matching the curvature of the cowl.
(Lack of this curve feature is especially noticeable on nonauthentic
1930-1931 hoods.)
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Very good info... Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:46 PM   #10
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29 cabriolets also use the fordor hood and they ,along with the fordors are the only body styles on which cowl lights are can be used
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29 cabriolets also use the fordor hood and they, along with the fordors are the only body styles on which cowl lights are can be used
COWL LAMPS
Cowl lamps were introduced in 1929 and had an acorn
shape similar to 1928-1929 head lamps. They were standard
features on 1929 Cabriolets, Town Sedans and Town Cars.
The lamp shells and arms were bright nickel plated, except
during the period from October through December 1929,
when they were either nickel or chrome plated to match the
head lamps.
With the introduction of the 1930 models, the cowl lamps
had a shape similar to 1930-1931 head lamps and were
stainless steel with chrome plated arms. They were standard
equipment on deluxe body types and offered as accessories
on other models. Early 1930 cowl lamps were assembled
with a 10-32 oval head nickel plated screw through the rear
of the shell.
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The March 1929 Service Bulletins ,page 329, states "Cowl lamps used as standard equipment on the Town Car are now available through service for installation on all other types of Ford cars."

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