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Hood Underside Support Rail and Hinge Support Panels #1283367
Fri Oct 12 2018 01:59 PM
Fri Oct 12 2018 01:59 PM
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Turbineman  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 9
Black Springs South Australia
Hello All,

I have looked around the web and this forum and I am chasing the Underhood Support Rail and the Support Panels for the Hinge Mounts. Are these available parts if not what forms of replacements and repairs have been undertaken in the past. Pictures and ideas greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Turbineman

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Re: Hood Underside Support Rail and Hinge Support Panels [Re: Turbineman] #1283410
Fri Oct 12 2018 11:05 PM
Fri Oct 12 2018 11:05 PM
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52Carl  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 7,421
Virginia
It is spot welded in place. Once you get it off, you may be able to repair it by welding rusted out areas.
Your other choice is finding trashed hood without all of the rust for a donor support assembly.

Re: Hood Underside Support Rail and Hinge Support Panels [Re: Turbineman] #1283422
Fri Oct 12 2018 11:57 PM
Fri Oct 12 2018 11:57 PM
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Gord&Fran  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 395
Mill Bay, BC, Canada
I think you will find that it is riveted in place, Carl. (My 54 has rivets - at least it still has them on one side) Still, you can drill the rivets out. Looks like the damage is where the spring attaches. You can always remove the springs and put in a hood prop instead.


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: Hood Underside Support Rail and Hinge Support Panels [Re: Turbineman] #1283511
Sat Oct 13 2018 05:09 PM
Sat Oct 13 2018 05:09 PM
MNSmith  Offline
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So Cal
Two rivets at the middle AND 2 rivets on the outside with 4-6 spot welds. The rivets on the outside actually help to hold and align it when you go to re-weld.

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