That is the muffler sticking out the side. Someone put that on and cut the bonnet to make it fit. Things some people will do. And not sure on the red. They must have tried to paint it or something. They did about as good a job as they did on the muffler. Hehe.Wow Noel, it looks ALOT better now. What is that barrel lookin thing that the hood is cut out for, and why was it red looking before you restored it?
I repaired the bonnet Brian. And used the same muffler. Just cut the end of and welded a cap on it. That gave me room for the bonnet to close.That first picture is enough to make a grown tractor guy cry! Did you repair that hood or get another? It looks like it would be a challenging bit of body work, at least for me.