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

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

Post by Cschaff63 » January 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm

Bob C, well this all makes sense now, I knew the dump body was 1930 because there was no hydraulics prior to that, The 4 speed tranny also had me confused as well as the Budd wheels, I thought maybe somebody had upgraded it at some point, but this was a one owner truck prior to my purchase. The roof is steel,but it was a obviously a shade tree mechanic add on. Thank you for the info, is very helpful

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

Post by blgitn » January 14th, 2019, 5:34 pm

Nice work!
R/ Roger.

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

Post by Chris Haynes » January 14th, 2019, 9:12 pm

Bob C wrote:
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.
You can also see where the sideview mirror mounted and the A pillar door post. I bet the steering wheel and box are also 1930. Of course your frame number will tell you for sure.

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

Post by Cschaff63 » January 15th, 2019, 5:21 pm

I can't post photos that I took with my phone!😡

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

Post by Cschaff63 » January 15th, 2019, 7:04 pm

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This was what it looked like when I bought it

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

Post by Chris Haynes » January 16th, 2019, 11:30 pm

You can see the 1930 Steering Wheel in it.

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

Post by SHELBY MESSER » January 18th, 2019, 6:01 pm

BACK IN THE YEAR 1962, I bought a 1929 open cab pickup. It had a '30-31 hood and radiator on it. I was 16 and what the heak? Nothing was lined up. After all the guy that had the truck was elderly plus he was retired mail carrier. I replaced the hood and radiator with a 29 radiator in 1962 it looked much-much better. The radiator is still on another open cab pick today, still serviceable, (its in Louisiana) I'm in Scaramento now :) Shelby, Sacramento

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

Post by AAholic » January 18th, 2019, 9:38 pm

Nice looking truck, I especially like the paint job, is that un buffed lacquer?

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

Post by Cschaff63 » January 19th, 2019, 4:56 am

The paint is a single stage urethane from House of Color called hot rod flats, it is the original color for truck, Rock Moss Green

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

Post by Cschaff63 » January 21st, 2019, 1:23 pm

I have a good hood and radiator shell available if someone needs one, for a 1929. They were stripped to bare metal and red oxide primer brushed on in 1954, there is surface rust coming trhough primer.

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

Post by Cschaff63 » July 8th, 2019, 5:30 am

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

Post by blgitn » July 8th, 2019, 4:32 pm

I think it looks pretty good!
R/ Roger.

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

Post by flatford39 » July 8th, 2019, 5:04 pm

The deuce grille is always an improvement on any vehicle. Like I said in my earlier reply you needed to change to the 30 31 front cross member as the 28 29 is higher on the radiator mounts and it shows up on your truck. Your radiator is higher than your cowl. It's a little thing and if it doesn't bother you than so be it. It would look better if it had the right angle from cowl to shell. Just my opinion. We all have them so take it with a grain of salt.

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

Post by Cschaff63 » July 8th, 2019, 7:45 pm

flatford39 wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 5:04 pm
The deuce grille is always an improvement on any vehicle. Like I said in my earlier reply you needed to change to the 30 31 front cross member as the 28 29 is higher on the radiator mounts and it shows up on your truck. Your radiator is higher than your cowl. It's a little thing and if it doesn't bother you than so be it. It would look better if it had the right angle from cowl to shell. Just my opinion. We all have them so take it with a grain of salt.
The truck is actually an early 30, the angle of the pic only makes it appear that way, radiator shell is actually 1/2" lower than cowl line

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