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

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Cschaff63
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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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Chris Haynes
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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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