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Old 07-18-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Lining up sheet metal: hood, grille, etc. on '36 Ford

I'm currently at the stage of getting the front sheet metal installed for the first time since the big tear down, and am having a lot of fun getting the hood to line up with everything else (or vice-versa). What I had before didn't line up worth a darn either, but I thought that once I had all the correct pieces installed, it should have come together a little better than this. I am starting to wonder that the top of the hood is just sprung and needs to be reshaped (or replaced).
Is the rad supposed to be so far back toward the engine that the fan comes within a cigarette paper of the rad fins? This is about where I had to set mine in order for the sides of the hood to clear the sides of the rad. Then there is quite an uneven gap between the hood and the grille.
I messed around with it until I was starting to go bananas with it yesterday and this morning. Has anyone else had this problem before, how did you correct it?
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Ensure the bottom radiator mounts are lined up with the correct mounting holes. Sounds like the bottom of the rad is located too far toward the front. I believe there are two sets of holes. Brian
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From an earlier post on the '36 radiator location, the correct location is the first set of holes (next to the engine). The outer set is for a pick up, if I remember correctly. Ed
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HI, You might have to loosen everything up, relocate the rad and set the hood first, then the front end. Its a pain but it will look right. Ken
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Lyndon, I have some instructions for lining up '36 front end sheet metal in my files. If you would like a copy, send me a PM with your Email address and I will send the info to you. JM

A message to Lyndon and others who have personally contacted me on the instructions for lining up '36 front end sheet metal that I "THOUGHT" I had in my files. Unfortunately, I have looked everywhere and can not find these instructions. I should have looked first before I made this original post. These instructions were written by another Fordbarner from either AU or NZ who struggled with the front end alignment on his '36. I will look to see if he has registered on the New Fordbarn and try to contact him directly. Maybe I can get him to post this here or at least send the information to me so I can post it here. Now I do have some front sheet metal alignment instructions for a '35 Ford if anyone would be interested in getting that. I'm sure some of the alignment procedures would be the same as '36. I apologize for making this earlier post and then not being able to follow-up and send it to those in need J.M.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I will double check it but I am pretty sure I set the rad in the proper holes for a passenger car, which I have. I don't like having the fan so close to the rad core, but I guess that's just the way it will have to be.
I loosened every nut and bolt holding everything together up front before trying to fit the hood, and that helped some but there still is a way to go. I will give it a rest for a day or two then get back on it.

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Old 07-19-2010, 06:10 AM   #7
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Also, loosen the bolts holding the headlight supports to the frame. You may have to make the bolt holes larger to allow the supports to move a little up/down/front rear. If your body mounts have compressed, it impossible to get the front of the hood sides to match the grill edge and have the back of the hood sides match the cowl. Been there, done that! With the hood center strip in place to locate the top of the radiator you might try dropping the headlight supports a smidge to get the hood sides in allignment.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:33 AM   #8
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I've been advised with my 35 phaeton rebuild to set the front sheet metal and radiator up first so that the cowl can be shimmed to suit the hood,as well as the B- pillers and doors to align correctly as I have to install a new floor and rockers as well. Advice I received was that if you don't align the whole lot as one unit I will have an awful time aligning the front sheet metal especially as the original hood and radiator were rusted beyond salvage and I'm also using another 35 chassis.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:02 AM   #9
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( "I don't like having the fan so close to the rad core, but I guess that's just the way it will have to be.")

Lyndon, I have a couple of inches clearence between the fan and radiator on my '36 coupe. I can easily remove the fan if I need too.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:36 AM   #10
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You mentioned it didn't fit worth a poop before, and it sounds like you've just been tweaking with the front clip components. If I've understood those two comments correctly then the next question is, has the body been off the frame before? It could be you'll need to move the body around some.
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Are your top braces bringing the radiator too far back? Can you post some pics?
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:35 PM   #12
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These are very helpful comments. I will try and post some pictures of it later on.
Yes, the body was off the frame back when I first had the car in the 80's. It was put back on the frame in what I would have thought was the only location possible, but I am rethinking that now. If I remember correctly (which for me anymore is getting to be a stretch) when I installed the body on the frame in about 1988 it went on with the body mount kit. Using an aftermarket grille at first, I had real bad fit problems between the hood and the grille-the hood stuck out about 2-3 inches past the front of wear the grille comes to a point. Later on I obtained an original grille, and the fit-up improved greatly, but was still not perfect.

From what I am reading here, it seems maybe the body might have to slide forward about an inch or so, which would alleviate my fan-rad clearance, and give the necessary clearance between the top sides of the hood and the sides of the grille.
I will keep working it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:03 PM   #13
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Relatively speaking an inch would be a "huge" amount. Assuming your rear axle is in the right place the wheel would be way out of line with the fender opening if the body were off, fore and aft, by an inch. A good suggestion was to check the rad rods, they should be a nominal 29". Of course, if they were way off you wouldn't be able to mount the hood hinge brackets at one end or the other.

As for "only location" for the body, you should have movement possibility of something around 1/8". Don't just think front to rear, but also side to side. That may not seem like much, but, as an example, if the body is "crooked" on the outside as much as a 1/4" cumulative, it'll drive you nuts trying to get the front end straight.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:26 PM   #14
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Ok here's some pictures:

I'm thinking I might be having more radiator problems. The rad is mounted to the frame in the correct set of holes. But it is tipped back a lot in order to get the hood to sort of close, the pass side being the worst:


The driver side is a little better:

Here's a view looking from underneath up at the corner where the rad is touching the top of the hood on the passenger side:

And here's the same type of picture but on the driver side:
where the rad and the hood are not touching but are very close.
Last but not least, here's a picture of the fan to rad clearance:
which is actually about 1/4 inch. The picture I took showing the hood mount did not turn out, but it showed that the mounting piece is about 3/4 inch forward of the mount holes on the top of the rad.

Looks like I will be working this for a while. Any ideas, suggestions appreciated.

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:53 PM   #15
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To me it looks like the hub on your fan is too long. They do come in different lengths. That hub looks like it may be a pickup fan.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:07 PM   #16
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It does look a little long all right. I had one that was shorter, but the blades to interfered with the rad hoses and the fan belt itself so I used this one. The other place that the fan would have run afoul was at the distributor, where the shorter fan shaft caused the blades to nearly run into the coil (but this could be corrected with a slightly longer fan belt).
Bottom line seems to be that the rad needs to go aft just a little more to clear the hood and allow it to close. I might need to rethink the fan mount (again!).

One other area I thought of was where the rad is bolted to the frame: I put the 3/16 inch thick rubber pads between the rad and the frame, if I were to take those out it would probably lower the rad a little more and maybe help out???
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A message to Lyndon and others who have personally contacted me on the instructions for lining up '36 front end sheet metal that I "THOUGHT" I had in my files. Unfortunately, I have looked everywhere and can not find these instructions. I should have looked first before I made this original post. These instructions were written by another Fordbarner from either AU or NZ who struggled with the front end alignment on his '36. I will look to see if he has registered on the New Fordbarn and try to contact him directly. Maybe I can get him to post this here or at least send the information to me so I can post it here. Now I do have some front sheet metal alignment instructions for a '35 Ford if anyone would be interested in getting that. I'm sure some of the alignment procedures would be the same as '36. I apologize for making this earlier post and then not being able to follow-up and send it to those in need. J.M.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:17 AM   #18
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Below may be the instructions you are thinking of. I do not remember who posted this on the old Ford Barn, but he is to be commended.

1 Start off by fitting the inner guard panels with the cooling louvers in them onto the frame with a couple of bolts.
2 Fit the running boards to locate and support the front fenders. Note that they can’t be moved forward or back much. Their position is fixed by the bits on the frame that stick out to support the body and also the forward end of the rear guards.
3 Fit the headlight/ fender supports to the frame.
4 Then hang the fenders over the inner guard panels and attach them to the running boards. Put in a few bolts to hold everything.
5 Fit the radiator and support bars.
6 Attach the hood support brackets on the firewall and radiator
7 With hood ornament temporarily in place using its rear two bolts to hold it on the radiator, adjust radiator rods so the stainless steel 33 inch long strip in hood center just fits between back of ornament and firewall bracket. Remove the ornament.
8 Then assemble and tighten the grille and the two side panels using all bolts. This will probably cause a fair bit of bad language and the need to stop for a drink but persevere You’ll need a piece of bar to help line up the holes, as if its anything like mine, I would have sworn that the three panels would never fit together, but they did.. Be very careful to align the edge of the grille and the side panels so that the surface of the panel is level with the surface of the grille, especially at the bottom.
9 Fit the grille and side panels to front fenders (the fender welt that goes between doesn’t seem to make a great deal of difference at this stage) and check how ornament holes line up. Ornament must be right over holes so bolts just drop in. If there is any stress on the ornament it will surely break. Check if the ears on radiator line up with grille top side mounting holes. If panels are painted use some masking tape for protection.
Either adjust the grille/side panel assembly or remove it and move the grille in relation to the side panels to improve the ornament fit or the alignment between the hood sides and the rear of the grille

10 I think this is the time to fit the small curved filler panels that go between the headlight support brackets and the joint between the horn grille panel and the fender.
11 If not already on, fit the hood and check the panel alignment.
12 You may need to pack under the radiator feet or even under the front hood mounting bracket but if car and frame are fairly straight they should be ok. There should be an anti squeak strip under the radiator mounting foot at least.
13 You’ll find that by pushing or pulling on the bottom of the grille the alignment can be changed dramatically.
14 The panel that fits between the bottom of the grille and the crossmember will help to give you the correct position for the bottom of the grille. It needs to be a good straight one.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:32 AM   #19
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This looks like a great set of instructions, thanks very much for posting them! I was not ready to install the fenders just yet but I see they are essential to be in place when getting everything to line up. This is going to be a longer project than I originally thought!
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Thanks for the install instructions! Just getting ready to pull the front end stuff down from the attic and start the fit and repair. Very timely indeed. Ed
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I put the whole front clip together slightly over finger tight and put whole works on car at one time after I tried it a piece at a time the first time. It went much master but still required a good bit of adjustment and readjustment. Ya still gotta admit that they are beautiful when you finally get it dialed in. I'm gonna be going back down a similar path when I put the new grille in the 36 Fordy pickup... and added "opportunity" is that the "body line recess for the hood sides" was custom made on both side of the 1940 Ford pkp cab... ahh, opportunities! Ain't they great?!?!
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:29 PM   #22
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Well I have started working this process and I must say it is a rather perplexing problem with many variables. I can see the logic in the instructions, but I must have some non-conforming parts on my hands because things are not going together at all well. I will keep posting here until I get it right.
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the 4 blade fan should have a hub length of approx. 1.15" and a diameter of 15.68". Many Many times the blades are bent back toward the V-belt and will hit it, they can be straightened, to miss the belt. Very tight clearance between the two.
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:21 PM   #24
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Well after spending the last couple months on other things, I spent most of the afternoon today installing the RF fender.



Following GoCatGo's instructions posted above really helped a lot. I also found out that my hood is somewhat sprung, likely from having something heavy thrown on top of it while it sat flat on the garage floor 50 or 60 years ago.

I will post more as I go along. This is a really slow process.

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Aligning sheet metal to front of 36 is a BITCH. I finally got mine aligned properly, sent it out to the paint shop, and damned if they didn't take it apart and then charge me out the gazoo to re-align it sort of half assed. I had all of the edges of everything painted already, just had to loosen to get the welt in after they painted it. Just damn.
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I found the best way to put the front end together is in one piece after bolting all of the parts together on the floor. It requires some shiming and alignment with the rods to the radiator, but it all lined up just right.
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Aliment should be done priore to paint so things can be tweaked .moved about cut. . hammered. also in some cases like 35s ,34s the Radiators can be re-cored to high , this affects fit,
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:57 PM   #28
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I installed the left front fender tonight. Making slow progress. Next will be the fun of getting the hood to line up with everything. Not a single bolt has been tightened yet, but you could jack the car up on either fender.

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It's looking nice to this point. Keep taking those sanity breaks & keep the pictures coming as you make the progress.
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Here is a reply to a posting I had on FORDBARN a few years ago.

Leave all bolts finger tight only until all is assembled.
Remember almost everything relies on the radiator, how it sits in frame and are all attachments soldered on in the correct place. Seventy two years is a long time for things to remain the same.

Attach running boards
Fit the headlight fender supports.
Fit the inner front panels( with the louvers) to the chassis. Donít put bolts in holes yet which attach it to head light support bracket
Fit front fenders. They fit over the inner panels. Fit bolts which attach the fenders to the headlight support through the side panels, also to the body and running board.
Attach the grille side panels to the grille before attaching to car. Line up the rear of the grille with the curved part of the side cheek panels. Leave off the horn grilles as I think Henry only put them there so you can put your hand through them to get to some of the bolts.
Fit and tighten grille attachment bolts. Bolt heads are on grille side.
Fit the grille and panel assembly to the fenders leaving bolts loose.
Fit the small filler panels from under fender. These help to put the whole assembly in the right place.
Fit the splash guard which goes from the bottom of the grille to crossmember in place. Some swearing may be necessary to get this in the right place. It fits inside the bottom of the grille and helps align everything so a good straight one is necessary.
Temporarily fit radiator and pray that whoever assembled all the soldered on brackets put them in exactly the right place. Put radiator stay rods in place loosely.
Attach hood ornament to the radiator with císunk screws and allow the front of it to rest on grille. This is better to do with an old and genuine ford emblem as you know it is the correct size.
Fit hood attachment bracket to front of cowl and tighten.
Fit Stainless strip, preferably without hood attached to it (especially if you are doing this job alone) to the rear bracket and slip in the front bracket and attach it to the top of radiator.
Adjust the radiator rods so that the back of the hood ornament is almost touching the stainless center strip which should be 33 inches long. If the chassis is sitting level it would be a good idea to hang a plumb line to make sure the center of the grille/hood ornament/strip is directly over the centre line of the chassis.
Now if all is well you should be able to attach the small tabs on the side of the grille to the radiator and the front of the hood ornament to the top of the grille. You donít want to stretch or strain the grille to fit the ornament bolts as the ornament was not designed to carry any stress. You may need to ďmassageĒ the grille a bit so the bolts will just drop in.
If the radiator seems to be too low it should be about twenty two and a quarter inches vertically from the front rail just in front of the x member up to the small bolt at the side of the grille. Pack up the radiator with some anti squeak strips. (Body to chassis webbing strip or similar). Check that the radiator is in fact vertical, as the feet that it sits on may not be level.
Remove the front or rear centre bracket and hood strip and assemble hood. Place it back on car. Youíll need at least two people to do this.
Check the fit. The front of side panels should be parallel with back of grille. The lower surface of the top parts of hood should be parallel with the top of the grille. If not you probably need to raise or lower the radiator a bit.
Tighten up some of the bolts and check everything as you go. Things donít need to move much to change panel fit.
You may need to pack up the front hood attachment bracket on the radiator to get the hood at the right level.
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Turns out the hood was distorted a bit such that it pointed up and outward a bit too much at the snout. Without the sides in place, it fit pretty good. Once I put the sides on, the fun began.

Some more pictures to update the progress I have made on this in the last little while:




As you can see, the hood just doesn't seem to want to come all the way down the sides, which is causing a problem with alignment with the grill sides as well as not mating at all well with the curve along the fender.

Somehow the grille is also out by about one hole diameter to one side:

yet it appears that the hood sides are centered properly with the top radiator tank. Must be that the grille is off to one side, but I just can't see how that is possible. The hood ornament will not go on at all in this condition.

I feel like I'm almost there with this part of the project, but I need to get the hood to come down more. The front corners of the upper rad tank seem to be interfering with allowing the hood to come down far enough. And at this point I'm all ears for suggestions about the side-to-side fit of the grille.

Any comments, suggestions gratefully appreciated.
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I was starting to wonder the same thing. I have spent hours with it, monkeying around with an assortment of tapered pins, clamps, props, etc. to get things lined up and bolts installed. I think part of my problems must be that none of the pieces originally were together; both front fenders, all four parts of the hood, the radiator, the grille and the grille extensions, even the inner fender skirts, all separately came from separate cars, all gathered up at various swap meets and sales over the years.

I'm taking a couple days break from it to come up with a new plan of attack.
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I wonder how they slapped this together, in 1936, at the assy. plants? They sure didn't have time to dink around with it like the restorers today do,,,, there must be a hidden trick out there to doing this fast and right the first time.
I think a lot of the problem is our standards are higher now than they were 75 years ago. We tend to try and fit things together like a new Mercedes. The fit on my original '36 4 door sedan is horrible by todays standards. Dave
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:29 PM   #34
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I did quite a bit more monkeying around with the mounting bolts of the hood and grille, and got everything to fit better:



but I think I still have a little ways to go with it. Starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
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Do some measuring from the floor to points on the frame to make sure your frame is not twisted.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:02 PM   #36
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Please email info for 1935, would really appreciate it. My email is mucho-azz@snet.net thanks Jim
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:07 PM   #37
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grump, Send me a personal message by clicking my avatar name and I will send the '35 alignment info to you when I get back home in a week or so.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:27 AM   #38
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From the pics it appears that the fenders and grill are "too low" to meet up with the hood. If the radiator mounts are correct then either the headlight supports are "too low" or the flange on the radiator that the grill mounts to is also too low. Is it an "original" radiator or aftermarket? Check the dimensions.

If the body has been off the frame the left/right alignment is critical. Just 1/8 off at the cowl mounting will = 1/2 at the grill. Are the inner fenders (shark grills) lining up correctly left to right and up and down? You might have to shim the headlight supports over to move the entire assembly to match the grill centerline.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:58 AM   #39
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I saw this post reoccurring, after examining post #28 it appears that the grille is an Argentina reproduction unit but the picture is not clear enough to full determine that. If it is, you will not get your hood to align correctly using the upper edge of the grille shell for a guide line. There are some serious fit issues with that part and a high degree of difficulty making the body lines match up.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:21 PM   #40
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It could be that the body is not positioned exactly, it was off the frame many years ago. As far as I know, the grille is not a repro, I got it at a swap meet many years ago. I had one of those repro grilles, it was about hopeless. I have it lined up better now but I think I may need to shim it over as Tom suggests.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:02 PM   #41
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This looks like a great set of instructions, thanks very much for posting them! I was not ready to install the fenders just yet but I see they are essential to be in place when getting everything to line up. This is going to be a longer project than I originally thought!
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I'd like a copy as well. doing a 36 cabriolet.

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I'll go along with the fan hub being to long,need the one with short coupling,a little over a inch between the blades and mounting flange,then get correct belt,may have wrong manifold also.
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The fan hub is too long for proper clearance on a 36 Ford car. It also looks like the pitch of the fan blades is more than my stock 36 fan. You will need to use a dome top or flat top coil to allow the fan to be low enough to clear the hoses. The later 37 coil is too high and causes the fan hub to be longer and the fan location higher than 36. I hope this helps.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #44
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Seeing this come to the top of the forum again brings back memories (good and bad). I did finally get everything to fit respectably, but not perfectly. I ended up changing the fan, and also modified the front hood mounting clip making it shorter. This allowed the hood sides to fit better and also enabled the hood to close without touching the sides of the radiator.

I have since gotten the car painted, but will likely be redoing it due to improper paint mix (somehow the metallic part of the paint was not mixed in, and the painter shot it all on without calling me to let me know there was a problem). Against my explicit instructions, the painter also took apart the whole front end but managed to get it put back together reasonably well. Apparently that was easier than applying a little masking tape.

I will see if I have any pictures of it to post.
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Thanks to Autolit and Ebay for the Factory Ford Plant photo of assembly of the front end for a 36 Ford. Maybe not alot of help, but interesting.
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