Hood seal on 3B

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by ocnorb, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Jun 24, 2005
    ocnorb

    ocnorb New Member

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    Is there such a thing? I just took the hood off to repair the hinge and I noticed that there is nothing to stop the rain from running under the hood and down the firewall. Is this right? The hinge is pretty hammered, so I'll have to try and repair this one or find a new one.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    just the metal lip on the cowl/firewall
    no rubber w/strip to my knowledge
     
  3. Jun 24, 2005
    ocnorb

    ocnorb New Member

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    Thanks, jp! Is there a source for the hinges? I was going to try and save it, but it disinigrated just taking the pin out. (What fun)
     
  4. Jun 24, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    there are, but I don't know any :oops:
    others here will know where to get one
     
  5. Jun 24, 2005
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

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    Try Walck's 4wd. They don't list a hinge, but do list a hood gutter. I'm not sure exactly what it is though might be what you're looking for. I would think he would have the hinge too.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2005
    Chuck

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    A hood gutter is attached under hood beneath the hinge to keep water from gathering around the spark plugs. The first night I had my 2A home it rained, next morning I opened the hood and the spark plug cavities were filled with rain water. Easy enough to make your own.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2005
    ocnorb

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    I noticed Walck's didn't list it, but I found it at Kaiser-Willys supply and ordered one.


    I am still not sure what the hood gutter should look like. Does anybody have a picture?
     
  8. Jun 24, 2005
    sparky

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    No picture but now I know what it's for. :D
     
  9. Jun 25, 2005
    coby61

    coby61 Stupidiotic Member

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    This is what is on my 3b. Hope it helps
     
  10. Jun 25, 2005
    ocnorb

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    Thanks coby! I have never seen one of those. Looks like it would be easy to make. Now I'm glad I asked! :D
     
  11. Jun 25, 2005
    coby61

    coby61 Stupidiotic Member

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    If you are going to make one I would make it a little longer to cover the V6. I know when she sat in the rain I would get water on my V8 intake.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2005
    Goose

    Goose New Member

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    I have used a piano hinge that you can order throu McMaster Carr to repair my hood. It came in a 3 foot length I think, so we did mine and my Dads. You gotta cut it to length and do a little welding, but its a really nice hinge.
     

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