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Old 05-11-2020, 09:39 PM   #1
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57 gmc hood on a 56 gmc?

The hood that came on my 56 is pretty rough. I have found one off of a 57 thatís in great shape. The guy thatís selling it says it will fit but he could just be trying to sell it. Anyone know if this will fit?

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Old 05-12-2020, 08:27 AM   #2
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Re: 57 gmc hood on a 56 gmc?

It should fit with no problems.
Only difference is the spears in the 57 hood.
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Old 05-12-2020, 09:51 AM   #3
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Re: 57 gmc hood on a 56 gmc?

As Kim said it will fit . 57 GMC hood is pretty rare with ribs on top and front emblem opening.

Be sure to check that it is not off a big truck.
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Old 05-19-2020, 08:39 PM   #4
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As Kim said it will fit . 57 GMC hood is pretty rare with ribs on top and front emblem opening.

Be sure to check that it is not off a big truck.
Great point. Thank you! What are the measurements I should be looking for?
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:39 PM   #5
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Re: 57 gmc hood on a 56 gmc?

Just measure your 56 hood that you have . Then measure the GMC hood . Compare
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:11 PM   #6
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Re: 57 gmc hood on a 56 gmc?

Hopefully some one can tell you the easy ways to tell the difference between 55/57 GMC /and Chevy small truck/big truck hoods. I'm thinking that as on the AD trucks the 1-1/2 and 2 ton trucks have a slightly longer hood than the 1/2 to 1 ton trucks. I am not positive on that one as the top of the fender line is the same even though the wheel opening is larger.

55/56 Chevy small truck hood will fit too but you loose that GMC hole in the front that some GMC fanatics view as a sacrilege when you do it.
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Re: 57 gmc hood on a 56 gmc?

maybe something in here will have dimensions

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com...esto/56071.htm

https://www.trifive.com/55-59Assy.pdf
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Re: 57 gmc hood on a 56 gmc?

That is just the 3100 section from GM heritage center 56 truck page https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/doc...olet-Truck.pdf

Scrolling down it there is no info as to if there is a difference in length of the hood or front fenders as there is on the AD trucks. Best is to just measure the old hood down the middle and get a couple of measurements to write down and then measure the 57 hood.
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Old 05-24-2020, 04:21 PM   #9
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Re: 57 gmc hood on a 56 gmc?

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That is just the 3100 section from GM heritage center 56 truck page https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/doc...olet-Truck.pdf

Scrolling down it there is no info as to if there is a difference in length of the hood or front fenders as there is on the AD trucks. Best is to just measure the old hood down the middle and get a couple of measurements to write down and then measure the 57 hood.
Yeah Iíve got the measurements of my old hood. Iíll compare them tomorrow when I go take a look at the 57.
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:27 PM   #10
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Re: 57 gmc hood on a 56 gmc?

Yep, exactly the same.
Thanks yaíll
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