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1932-36 HOODS FUNCTION OVER FORM

From the very moment the automobile appeared on the scene, the car hood was all about function and NOT about form. The hood served one very simple purpose - to cover the engine using four hinged sides filling the gap between the body and the radiator shell. In 1937, when the streamlined grille hit the market the hood started to dictate the design of the car. But from 1932-36 the hood is just a plain Jane without much glitz or glamour and in my experience, if you don’t give her the attention she deserves,

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