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Old 02-04-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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Trying to fit a tailpan on my 37. One side is coming together pretty good. But the passenger side is a different story. I dont know if you can see it in the pic. But the seam is way off. Any suggestions? Thanks Bruce
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:13 AM   #2
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close the trunk lid and lets see how it looks
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:39 AM   #3
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When I did mine had fender in place to help with the proper lines and also the deck lid. I was able to buy this Bob drake tailpan and tool tray off ebay which fit a lot better, I sold the ems I had. Zeke
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:58 PM   #4
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This is what it looks like with the trunk lid on. These are bad pics. I'll get some better ones tomorrow.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:29 AM   #5
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Zeke is correct. you need the fenders and maybe even the running boards ( to ensure correct fender rotation) to align the panel and then you fill in the gaps if necessary.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:09 PM   #6
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This is what it looks like with the trunk lid on. These are bad pics. I'll get some better ones tomorrow.
thanks for buying from us.

the pic with the trunk lid shows a lot, this area can be confusing where the tp mates with the 1/4, but your not far off

it would be easier to explain if you called me

call on monday 216-541-4585 and i will help you out ( ask for tech support)

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Why don't EMS offer them with the bumper iron holes.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:08 AM   #8
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Why don't EMS offer them with the bumper iron holes.
Good question. Another good question is" "Why doesn't EMS offer quality parts"?
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:45 PM   #9
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I haven't been in the shop lately. This morning was -19 degrees here in central Wisconsin. I hope the weather breaks soon. Bruce
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:48 PM   #10
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:26 PM   #11
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Good question. Another good question is" "Why doesn't EMS offer quality parts"?
Looks to me like the part fits, but the car does not have enough "to get there"...and what is there on the car...needs more attention.
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:19 PM   #12
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To echo what has been said above, I installed EMS tailpan on my 35, found I had to install fenders to ensure best alignment. The rear end of my car was pretty messed up so I had to tweak some of the original sheet metal to make it all come together.
Lets face it even from the factory these old Fords were not perfect in terms of everything being symmetrical so it is not surprising that replacement parts need minor fixing.
To support EMS, I have been very happy with their panels, particularly the tail pan and tool tray.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:52 PM   #13
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Looks to me like the part fits, but the car does not have enough "to get there"...and what is there on the car...needs more attention.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:34 AM   #14
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I restored cars for over 20 years in Prince George B.C. and used EMS parts always if they had what I needed and never had a problem with fit that minor tweeking didn`t solve. If you have a problem try phoning or emailing your concerns. I do not agree with useing this forum as a weapon
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