Installation of Leather Hood Corners

The earliest hoods had no hood corners.  From December 1927 through the end of production, Ford used a black leather hood corner on the rear corners of the hood only.  They were triangular in shape with a sewn seam at the back and installed with a tubular enamel rivet.  Rubber corners are not correct.  When installing the leather hood corners, the front view should have no seams shown.  The back view will have the sewn seam running at a slightly off 45 degree angle in the middle of the back side, so that the rivet hole does not penetrate the seam.

This tech tip was originally provided by the MAFCA-MARC judging rules and printed in the Nov/Dec. 2000 “A” Quail Call.

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