Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

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Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Cschaff63 » April 21st, 2018, 6:12 pm

Can some body tell me if it is possible to put a hood, radiator and shell from a 30-31 on a 28 AA truck?

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Chris Haynes » April 21st, 2018, 9:12 pm

You can put it on. But the hood will be inches away from meeting the body. I remember seeing a model A like that on the street when I was a kid.

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Cschaff63 » April 22nd, 2018, 1:27 am

How can that be, according to the dimensions of the hoods on Mac's, the 30-31 hood is longer than the 28-29

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by flatford39 » April 22nd, 2018, 7:35 am

The radiator is going to be to tall with the 28 29 front crossmember.

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Stakebed » April 23rd, 2018, 6:42 am

flatford39 wrote:
April 22nd, 2018, 7:35 am
The radiator is going to be to tall with the 28 29 front crossmember.
Yes, you can put a 28/29 on a 30/31 but not the other way around. The 30/31 crossmember has lowered radiator mounting pads to make up for the height difference.

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Brady » April 25th, 2018, 9:43 am

I've always hated to see that, and you'll hate it when you are done.

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Cschaff63 » January 12th, 2019, 7:02 pm

Well, this is how it turned out, 1928 truck with 32 grille, Rootlieb built me a custom hood!

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Cschaff63 » January 12th, 2019, 7:12 pm

Sorry, trying to get pic but not having much luck, I,m am idiot with this I Pad

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by blgitn » January 13th, 2019, 5:33 am

Please keep trying; I'd like to see how it came out!
R/ Roger.
R/ Roger.

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Cschaff63 » January 13th, 2019, 3:50 pm

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Cschaff63 » January 13th, 2019, 3:52 pm

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Here is another view from front

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Cschaff63 » January 13th, 2019, 3:54 pm

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Bob C » January 13th, 2019, 5:18 pm

That's a early 1930 truck. I like the shell, is it steel or fiberglass?

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Cschaff63 » January 13th, 2019, 7:28 pm

Why do you say early 30 truck? The door pillar changed in 30, I bought this as a 28

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Re: Installing a 30-31 hood and radiator shell on a 28

Post by Bob C » January 14th, 2019, 9:18 am

Ford used the 82-A cab (1928-29 style) until June 1930. You have the heavy front axle with the big brakes, dual wheels and
probably a bevel gear rear axle and 4-speed transmission.

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