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Hood on my 12. Is this a previous owner mod?


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#1 IHCubGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 10:32 PM

On the side of my hood in the area of the battery tray the hood has a flat spot in it where as the rest of the hood is curled under. Is this something that someone else did to it or was it the way it rolled outta the factory? I have researched a little bit and have not found any other pics like it, but at the same time the job they did is done well enough that it looks like it should be that way since it's right at the tray. I am believing it's probably a mod but hoping it's not as I think it will be easier to deal with the body work required to get the hood in shape if its not.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 10:38 PM

I'm pretty sure that's a modification.
What size is that Kohler that's in it?
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Posted January 13, 2012 - 11:07 PM

It's modified, all the hoods were curled on the bottom the length of the hood.
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Posted January 13, 2012 - 11:20 PM

Modified.
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Posted January 14, 2012 - 12:53 AM

Modified.



:ditto: Yes, looks like they did a fine job at that.
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Posted January 14, 2012 - 07:22 AM

Mine is the same. Perhaps home-engineered for wider batteries ? The rest of the hood is rolled under.--Lee
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Posted January 14, 2012 - 07:48 AM

Modified.


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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:02 PM

What size is that Kohler that's in it?


It's a 12hp K301. I am still in the process of getting it cleaned up to put it in.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:04 PM

Thanks guys, I was afraid of that. Looks like I have some extra metal pounding and bodywork to do.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:16 PM

Before you do, what year is it? If you and Lee have the same year, maybe it's something we haven't seen before.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 03:00 PM

It seems to me I've seen that before as well. It looks good if it was a mod. Is that needed to get the hood up over the battery tray? If so that would mean the tray had been changed as well.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 03:57 PM

Before you do, what year is it? If you and Lee have the same year, maybe it's something we haven't seen before.


It's a 69' model.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 04:00 PM

It seems to me I've seen that before as well. It looks good if it was a mod. Is that needed to get the hood up over the battery tray? If so that would mean the tray had been changed as well.


I have it all apart at the moment so I am not sure that it was needed. I would have to put the dash and grill back on it and test fit it to see. I cleaned up the hood a little bit and along that area under the paint there are what look to be pound marks from a hammer along just that particular spot.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 08:06 PM

Before you do, what year is it? If you and Lee have the same year, maybe it's something we haven't seen before.




:ditto:



Come to think of it, I don't recall anyone posting pics/resto info of a 69'.

or maybe it's just my memory.

Edited by IamSherwood, January 14, 2012 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:08 PM

This is a 1969 MF12Hydra that I fixed up with a Honda clone in it.
The pictures are grainy when you enlarge them but it shows the hood rolled over not flattened out.

>http://gardentractor...-mf12hydra-245/

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Edited by DH1, January 14, 2012 - 09:19 PM.
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