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James Lester    Posted 08-15-2020 at 05:11:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • New 8n sheet metal
  • I have a ‘49 8n that I need to replace the entire hood, doglegs and grille. I know the fitment of the cheap grilles is not good. I am curious about the fitment of the doglegs and hood. The left dogleg and hood joint are eat out on mine(common problem). I recently bought a restoration grade radiator for it, the only difference I see on it is that the original radiator has the drain valve at the bottom of the lower hose spigot and the reproduction has it close to the center. This tractor has not run since 2002 and I am slowly acquiring parts to fix it up.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-15-2020 at 07:40:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: New 8n sheet metal
  • See Dennis Carpenter for exact-as-original grille and doglegs for your 8N, guaranteed to fit. For your hood, you may have to search ebay or Craigslist for one -they pop up all the time. Also try Scott at Sweigard Bros and George Bradish Parts, both in the LINKS forum.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    James Lester    Posted 08-15-2020 at 12:20:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: New 8n sheet metal
  • They have the Carpenter grille and they have a hood for $289 but the shipping is a whopping $200.🤮 IF I can get my hands on a “not too rusty” used hood that the sculpted edge is good, I should be able to make one good one from both.

    Kimberly    Posted 08-25-2020 at 09:34:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • On the hood, maybe someone can pick it up for you that is coming near you on a trip. You could meet them to pick it up. Worth asking.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-16-2020 at 05:02:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: New 8n sheet metal
  • I'd look around locally first to boneyards for a used 8N for part-out. Shipping is the killer on a lot of things. Here is a place that sells used 8N hoods (see LINK) but note AD says they start at $150 and vary depending on condition. You may find shipping will kill you no matter who you use. I see a few sets of used 8N doglegs on fleabay that'll run you about $125 for a pair used, including shipping. Condition unknown so its CAVEAT EMPOR.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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