Hood Support Bracket Material for Round Hood Cub

Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:14 pm

The hood on my '48 is missing the supports. Big surprise I know. I had been wondering what went in those holes in the top of the radiator supports.

I plan on making a couple. Can anyone tell me what material they're made from? I'm guessing from the pictures it's a 1/8 x 1 flat bar? But maybe it's 1 1/4 or even 1 1/2 wide flat bar? I've got access to an ironworker and a slot punch, so I'd rather make them than buy them (and pay shipping).

Re: Hood Support Bracket Material for Round Hood Cub

Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:32 pm

I've used 1/8x1 inch stock. That's the stock they are made of. Ed

Re: Hood Support Bracket Material for Round Hood Cub

Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:57 pm

DieselDennis wrote: I've got access to an ironworker and a slot punch


:big crazy:

Re: Hood Support Bracket Material for Round Hood Cub

Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:43 pm

Here is what they look like:

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/fl/827fp.htm

Re: Hood Support Bracket Material for Round Hood Cub

Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:38 pm

I have replaced them on 2 of my cubs with parts from TM Tractors, and just wanted to point out what is probably obvious to you...be sure you weld them on in the correct spot or the grill and dog legs won't fit right. One of mine is about a half millimeter off which makes it a tad pesky to get back together!

I envy your access to the equipment!! Have fun!!

Re: Hood Support Bracket Material for Round Hood Cub

Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:16 am

Bolt them to the radiator support first, then tack weld, through the holes in the hood. Gets perfect alignment. then, take it off and finish welding. Ed