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Offline stony

Hood block spacing question.
« on: October 10, 2019, 01:23:26 AM »
There seems to be something a little strange with my hood block spacing.  I KNOW the blocks are in the original spot because the hood has original paint.  I had read that the early 3As had asymmetrical hood blocks like the 2As, but my very early (49, #1159) has symmetrical blocks.  I have also read that the distance from the center seam is 13”, but mine are 9 7/8” from the seam to the edge of the block.  It might be kind of interesting to see what measurements you folks come up with.
Terry
1949 CJ3A 11159 body 11225 engine 11140
On preservation vs. restoration:Roscoe Lee Brown "the Cowboys" when he met the whores on the trail:"Well, I have the inclination, but not the time”.

Offline Bob W

Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 06:30:14 PM »
There was a short period of time when the hood blocks were narrow spacing but symmetrical from the center.
Bob W

Offline stony

Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 09:17:49 PM »
Cool, thanks Bob!  Now I have another question.  My outside rear view mirror appears to be original but it is also different from what appear to be new old stock mirrors.  The ball and socket are offset and only two tensioning screws.  Again it appears to have original paint so I think it is original.  What do you think?
Terry
1949 CJ3A 11159 body 11225 engine 11140
On preservation vs. restoration:Roscoe Lee Brown "the Cowboys" when he met the whores on the trail:"Well, I have the inclination, but not the time”.

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Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2019, 11:26:53 AM »
Doing a search, I found a difference in location between the 2A and 3A blocks.  The 2A wipers were mounted at the top and would interfere with the blocks so they aren't symmetrical.

These posts may help with picking a location for the blocks:

https://cj3apage.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3042.msg25379#msg25379

https://cj3apage.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3713.msg31437#msg31437



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Offline stony

Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 01:25:42 PM »
Yeah Rus, that is one of my questions, the post says 13” from the seam, but mine are only 9 7/8.  Looks kinda like the early 3As may be narrower than the later ones.
Terry
1949 CJ3A 11159 body 11225 engine 11140
On preservation vs. restoration:Roscoe Lee Brown "the Cowboys" when he met the whores on the trail:"Well, I have the inclination, but not the time”.

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Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2019, 05:02:38 PM »
My '51 measures 12 7/16 " from the seam to the inboard edges of the blocks, both sides. I think the blocks are supposed to be 1" thick...so that would make it pretty close to 13" seam to mounting hole center......
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Offline Bob W

Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2019, 07:31:00 PM »
I think not original on the mirror and arm, they don't look right and they would have been black originally.
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Offline stony

Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2019, 07:59:55 PM »
Thanks Bob, it’s kind of interesting though.  Here is the body mount, this should be original, bot I have been wrong before.
Terry
1949 CJ3A 11159 body 11225 engine 11140
On preservation vs. restoration:Roscoe Lee Brown "the Cowboys" when he met the whores on the trail:"Well, I have the inclination, but not the time”.

Offline Bob W

Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2019, 07:43:17 PM »
The mounting brackets look original, as does the arm. I'm not sure what I was seeing before. I don't think the mirror head is original. All these items would have been black originally.
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Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2019, 11:43:39 PM »
This might also shine a light on why you're having issues determining which grey color was used on your 3A.  It may have gone through an early repaint.  Maybe at the request of the original buyer.  The headlight bezels are also painted grey.  These were originally chrome.

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Re: Hood block spacing question.
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2019, 08:30:53 PM »
Yeah at, some parts were repainted, there is a little chrome showing under the gray paint, and some things, like the mirror arm and mirror back appear to be slightly different than the body paint along with one or two spots on the body.  Here is a close up of the ring (I think they were rusty) and it is pretty clear that they were repainted, but the other 95% of the body is one layer of original paint.  I don’t know where that mirror came from, but I think it is pretty cool because it is offset.  You have a keen eye my friend.
Terry
1949 CJ3A 11159 body 11225 engine 11140
On preservation vs. restoration:Roscoe Lee Brown "the Cowboys" when he met the whores on the trail:"Well, I have the inclination, but not the time”.