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Old 12-08-2019, 06:39 AM   #1
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Default Body to frame question

Iíve set the body back on the frame of my Ď29 Tudor. Iím wondering what the final clearance between the body and frame should be once everything is bolted down and tight. Currently the body is just sitting on the blocks, but I have about a half inch of clearance pretty much all the way around. Also, should there be a rubber pad on the stands on the rear bumper brackets? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:05 AM   #2
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dean;
first off you should have a roll of body to frame webbing 1-1//2 x 1 / 16" 20' roll they have original and heavy duty 20' roll .

I'm assuming that you have all of the blocks of wood to set the car onto the frame.

And then you need to buy the set of body to frame mounting bolt set as those are the exact bolts for your car.

And each wood block of wood has a piece of rubber under it.

And for the rear bumper I'm not for sure but I do think there's a piece of rubber that goes between the bumper stands to keep them from making noise

As my car is all apart right now and I can't remember if there was rebber there or not but I do believe there was a piece there as the stands are wide enough for a piece of rubber to be there
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:44 AM   #3
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Reggie, all of those parts you mentioned are in place, but it seems a couple of blocks are too thick or not positioned correctly. Iíll lift the body and try to figure out whatís happening . Iím just wondering what kind of spacing Iím trying to achieve. Thanks for your response
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Iíve set the body back on the frame of my Ď29 Tudor. Iím wondering what the final clearance between the body and frame should be once everything is bolted down and tight. Currently the body is just sitting on the blocks, but I have about a half inch of clearance pretty much all the way around. Also, should there be a rubber pad on the stands on the rear bumper brackets? Thanks in advance for any help.
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The body blocks & their rubber pads setup the clearance between the running board aprons and body. I strive to get a clearance of 0.25" after shimming the body for alignment.
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Reggie, all of those parts you mentioned are in place, but it seems a couple of blocks are too thick or not positioned correctly. Iíll lift the body and try to figure out whatís happening . Iím just wondering what kind of spacing Iím trying to achieve. Thanks for your response
Is the frame straight?
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:27 AM   #7
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Thanks for all of the help. Hereís what I found and corrected. The guy that put the body on last week had rubber pads on the rear bumper bracket stands and the long transverse wood block near the doors was upside down. All good now. Oh ya, that body guy was me.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:02 PM   #8
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Hope it all works out for you as I have a car that is in pieces also, but I have books that will tell me how to put it all together I hope anyway.

But my car is a Late 31 Deluxe Tudor I've had it for years

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