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#1371585 Sat Aug 01 2020 04:36 AM
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Good evening fellow stovebolters. I have a question regarding the hood on my 1950 3800. The rear hood brace isn't attached to the hood anywhere except the center and very outer edge. Please see attached photo. Looking from the back and under side, there is a gap between the hood piece and the brace. Is this normal? Should it be spot welded to the brace? Thanks in advance... Clint.

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Stovebolt_six #1371591 Sat Aug 01 2020 05:50 AM
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I believe what you're seeing is normal. The rear brace is adjustable in the center to change the height of the hood in the center in relation to the cowl. If it were spot welded to the brace that wouldn't be possible.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
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Stovebolt_six #1371652 Sat Aug 01 2020 06:03 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
A felt piece goes in to some of that gap. I used sound deadener for mine.

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Stovebolt_six #1371670 Sat Aug 01 2020 07:46 PM
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MNSmith any ideas as where I can get the felt? Thanks in advance...Clint

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Stovebolt_six #1371718 Sun Aug 02 2020 12:31 AM
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I leave mine without anything in there even though there was something there originally. The original material had a tar-like substance in it which shrinks, creating a space allowing the hood to move up and down, resulting in creating damage to the hood from constant hammering into the shrunken material.
If this material is left out, and you have the hood adjusted properly with the rear of the hood down tight against the hood seal, no contact will occur.

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Stovebolt_six #1371736 Sun Aug 02 2020 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Stovebolt_six
MNSmith any ideas as where I can get the felt? Thanks in advance...Clint
I don't know where bulk felt material is available, but I've used felt winter boot insoles for similar uses. It's about 3/8-1/2" thick.
Actually just found various felt materials at McMaster Carr [mcmaster.com]


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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Stovebolt_six #1371804 Sun Aug 02 2020 06:17 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Don't know about the felt. I used the same stuff I've been using all over my Suburban for sound deadening. https://www.hillas.com/Categories/P...s-08840-500-mm-x-500-mm-10-per-case.html

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Stovebolt_six #1371812 Sun Aug 02 2020 07:11 PM
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I haven't checked what's in my hood, but you may be right to avoid felt. It would tend to retain moisture and promote rust, unless it was impregnated with oil or tar. My hood isn't really very accessible right now, but I can try and check.
In my cab at the center top between inner and outer rear panels was a piece of rubber foam material, serving essentially the same purpose of reducing vibration.
Your link doesn't say how thick that sound deadening material is.

Last edited by klhansen; Sun Aug 02 2020 07:16 PM.

Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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Stovebolt_six #1371877 Mon Aug 03 2020 02:13 AM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
It's close to an 1/8".

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Stovebolt_six #1371886 Mon Aug 03 2020 03:38 AM
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I checked my hood this afternoon. Nothing in between the brace and the hood itself.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's

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