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Username Post: Hoodseal        (Topic#366480)
Coupe50 
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09-22-21 09:26 AM - Post#2827690    

Are the hood suppose to lay on the radiator or is the seal just a protection between the hood and the radiator? Is it just the gap between doors and fenders that i adjusting when i using shims under the radiator frame or must i also adjust the hoodlatch so the hood fits? It's the first time i'm doing this so i rather ask a question to much than do something wrong.



 


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09-22-21 10:13 AM - Post#2827693    
    In response to Coupe50

check the " OLD CAR MANUALS " BY ED HARDY if I remember correctly should be in the stickies



 
RAM_51 
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09-22-21 12:12 PM - Post#2827703    
    In response to Coupe50

This Service News deals specifically with the new 1953 models and there are some differences, but most of the front sheet metal information applies. It is interesting that not much information is given on fitting the fenders, and leaves that pretty much up to the person hanging those. The most important element of fitting the hood, is the hood to cowl gap and most everything is based off of the hood. The seal on the hood is more or less a sort of air dam that keeps the air from going over the radiator...aside from the seal hanging down and contacting the radiator, there should be no "hard contact" between the two. Click the LINK below the image to go to the 1953 Service News Article.



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http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/bulletins/53c...

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
belairbob50 
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09-23-21 05:44 AM - Post#2827763    
    In response to RAM_51

Here is what I did on my 1950. The holes from the original staples were my guide. I purchased the hood seal from Chevs of the 40's and made my own staples from S/S wire I bought at the local hardware store. I did use weather strip adhesive but wanted the original look of the staples. The seal contacts with the radiator just in front of the upper tank to get the correct air flow for the radiator. Good Luck.


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Coupe50 
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09-23-21 01:02 PM - Post#2827808    
    In response to belairbob50

Great info. Thank's for the help to all of you.



 
Dave in VA 
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09-24-21 05:53 AM - Post#2827859    
    In response to belairbob50

I wasn't aware of this seal, and mine is missing. Will this improve airflow thru the radiator at idle?

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RAM_51 
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09-25-21 11:25 AM - Post#2827941    
    In response to Coupe50

Just an FYI on the hood seal and what material it was made out of. If you are familiar with the re-popped front door seals and have tried to install them, you undoubtedly have found that they are very difficult to work with. They are very stiff and relatively thick. Originally the front door seals were made of a thin rubber material that had what appeared to be a fiberglass sort of screen mesh imbedded in it.

The first photo is an NOS door seal that can still be found on eBay from time to time. You can see it looks quite different than the re-popped variety. The second photo is what's left of an original hood to radiator seal that is on my '51 Fleetline. It is made of the same rubber with imbedded screen mesh material; not the foam rubber seal that is being sold by the usual suppliers. Just thought I'd share that if anyone is interested.

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1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 


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