What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

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What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby fiddler » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:53 pm

So I can't seem to get a bolt to start in the hood to radiator bracket holes on my 48 cub. I may have to re-tap them...(shudder). Anyway...does anybody know for sure what size bolt that is? 1/4-20 seems too small and 5/16 coarse thread too big. It could be just boogered threads..... Thanks for your help! So I have her purring like a kitten, and the governor is working and the alternator is working. Still working on the lights. I have to get behind the dash and check the fuse yet. It has been a lot of fun. So are there after market hoods out there? Mine is rusted through in a couple of spots. I may bondo it and just repaint, but the area around the headlight wire grommet holes is going to be a challenge to get right. Obviously a used one is probably better than what I have, but a NEW one would be best if available. I haven't seen anything like that around but maybe one of you has. Thanks again!

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Re: What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby Cubfriend » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:26 pm

Haven’t seen any new hoods produced as of yet. That may be one item that never gets reproduced. Supply(too many available) and demand(not enough need). Too much for the tooling to make them. Too costly if someone did make them.
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Re: What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:48 pm

5/16 X 1/2 cap screw and lock washer. Try chasing the threads with a tap.
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Re: What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby fiddler » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:09 pm

Thanks Don and Cubfriend.

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Re: What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby fiddler » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:10 pm

Don I would think that would be a coarse thread? I will re-tap those holes. I may be able to de-gunk them...

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Re: What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby Crimson Tim » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:47 pm

TM tractor has all of the assorted screws necessary, and detailed illustrations showing where each type goes,

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Re: What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:39 pm

Yes, coarse thread.
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Re: What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby Clemsonfor » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:40 am

I would, if your restoring it and it's more than pin holes from scaly rusty areas I would cut out and reweld metal back into the hood. The hike would be easy at that point, just drill correct home in the correct location

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Re: What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby fiddler » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:32 pm

Yeah..I don't weld. One of those skills I wanted to pick up but never did. I will probably pick up a used hood. I am not really restoring it... I put in an alternator instead of forking over the cash for a generator and all of the "stuff" for it. The 4 position switch is now used just for lights. The lights are after market so probably made in China, and they came with LED bulbs to put in if desired. The grill was rusted through on the frame so I replaced that. The seat was rusted through to just a post which would not be pleasant to ride so I replaced that as well. I also replaced the steering wheel as it was getting my hands black every time I touched it. So I guess I am just getting it operational. Seems like a waste to recycle it....

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Re: What screws hold the hood to the radiator bracket

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:35 pm

Save the steering wheel. You can lightly sand it, wash with dish soap and spray with black paint. If it's cracked you can fill the cracks with JB Weld, sand and paint.
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