I'm getting my sheet metal ready for paint and I pulled out my hood shelves only to find two different sets. The ones with the wide rear section do not allow the front hood clip hole to line up properly to the frame hole but the other set does. What are the applications for the two different sets and is the set with the narrow rear section correct for a 24-25?
If these are for a 1924-1927 C-Cab, then you use the wider ones.
The lower ones go with a high radiator car, which a 24-5 model should have.
Allan from down under.
Top set is 1917 to 1923.
Thanks for the responses. Maybe it is just because the lower ones are reproductions but the front holes for the hood latches don't line up well at all to the holes in the frame. The holes on the upper ones line up well which was making me wonder if they were supposed to be different.
Are you using the correct wooden blocks with the hood shelves? There are different sets for the two styles of shelves. Good luck with your project. Bill
The hood latches go through at an angle, so they will not line up vertically. You definitely need the correct wood blocks.
I got a set of blocks with the shelves but the holes don't line up well at all. They look to be the right blocks with the holes drilled wrong. I do see on the front ones that the hood latch retaining washer sits at an angle. My thought was that it was supposed to sit vertically. (In the photo the black circles on the front holes show where the frame hold lines up when laying directly on the frame without the blocks.) Thanks for the help.
That looks about right to me if you have the right blocks. The latch handles are closer to the fenders than the spring end when installed correctly.
I should mention that a small washer goes between the spring and the wood block to keep the spring from wearing through the wood. It fits into the angled counterbore in the block.