4105 CADILLAC INSTALL HOOD / RAISE SEAT

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With the entrance finish of the 41 Cadillac bolted collectively it was time for the hood. 

4105 CADILLAC INSTALL HOOD RAISE SEAT

 All the hood trim brackets and screws have been put into the bead blaster to remover the rust.

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 The aspect vent grills and prime heart hood chrome (with the “Flying Goddess”) have been cleaned up and the rusted screws have been drilled out and holes rethreaded. The hood decoration can be the hood latch/opener.

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 The hood brace was assembled & put in with the hood opening springs. I used the overhead hoist & straps, to get the appropriate angle that matched the assist brace, to maneuver the very heavy hood into place and put in.

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 The assist bolt holes are slotted the permit changes to be made, nevertheless the hood nonetheless has to return one other 1/2″

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 With the hood on I couldn’t see over it after I sat within the drivers seat & decided that the seat ought to be raised 4″. The entrance of the seat goes into slots and the rear is bolted down.

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4″ heavy boxed tubing was lower 4 to five inches lengthy with a notched 1/8″ thick tab was welded to the underside aspect that match into the mounting slot. A slotted tab was welded to the highest to obtain the seat mount rail.

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 A maintain down tab was welded to the rear with holes drilled in it that fasten it in place.

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 The rear mount  simply wanted to be drilled to match the unique mount gap with the higher gap massive sufficient to get a socket in to tighten the decrease bolt.

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 The 4 – 4″ spacers have been bolted & screwed in place

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 After some minor changes have been made the seat match identical to the unique mounting however 4″ greater.

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 The brand new mounting spacers are detachable so the seat might be put again within the inventory place.

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 With that achieved I can now see over the lengthy hood. Subsequent I’ll work on the stance of the automobile because the entrance must be lowered a few inches.

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