1956 Ford F100 4x2 - Front Tilt Hood


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Album Title: Front Tilt Hood
A different way to go.
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Randy Walker , California
1956 Ford F100
automatic 4x2
Interior:
Exterior:
Mileage: 0
Modifications
This method of front-tilting works really well. The hood can be quickly removed. Front hinge pins zero the fit at the fenders and gas lifts support the hood weight.
Views: 594 Average Vote: 9.33 (3 Votes)

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The engine is very accessible. The gas struts make it a long re ...


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Face plates of the hinge fittings bear on each other and keep th ...


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Having the hood pinned at the front corners ensures a great fit ...


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One end of the gas strut attaches at the lower stock hinge hole. ...


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The lower end of the strut is attached to the inner fender just ...


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The radiator valance is modified leaving the center section to t ...


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Fairing the hood to the cowl shape, I use the latch in the cente ...


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I welded an angle under the hood at each corner corresponding to ...


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The springs hold the pins engaged. Retracting the pins against ...


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A clearance hole for the pin guide tube and two smaller holes fo ...


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The fitting is just a flange welded to a tube. The flange is 1/ ...


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The flange is welded to the tube at a compound angle. I couldn' ...


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The tube length is determined entirely by the length of pin used ...


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This is a view of the fitting installed without the pin. Washer ...


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A 1/4" plate is welded to the hood brace and tapped for the atta ...


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The latch is a cable-operated trunk latch scrounged from somewhe ...

Comments
Great work Randy,Sure whish i had steel fenders, I'd give it a go.
By mt54


Super job Randy. Beats the heck out of my generic kit. Joe
By Okiedokie


Neat simple setup.
By Fomoko1


Great mods Randy I wish I was near you to get some of that knowledge; what type of skin did you use on the bed cover, what about seals around it to keep out water. Thanks Jaye
By jaye


Excellent job and nice detail in the photos....
By Kusto


thanks Randy, I have started to copy your design. I have removed all the places that you said and I have my plates and tubes welded and attached. Looks like it is goimg to work out great. Philip69 because that is my age
By Philip69





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