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Old 10-01-2015, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default 1934 4 cyl Passenger Toeboard

Is there a different trans cover when using the 4 cyl toeboard? There is a gap where the toeboard meets the front of the trans cover. Or is there a piece of wood that goes in there? Thanks
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1934 4 cyl Passenger Toeboard

The sheet metal transmission floor plate is unique to the '33-'34 fours. It is shorter by about 1 1/2" and the opening for the shift lever housing is about 2" further back compared to the V-8 plate. The only wood in an original '33-'34 four-cylinder passenger car floor is the cover over the opening for the battery.
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1934 4 cyl Passenger Toeboard

First I've heard a difference in the trans cover and toe board. My 34 Frame was originally a 4Cyl truck frame. Has a 34 stock 5W body on now.

So, if no toe board on the 4Cyc, what was used to fill the gap. Also would be interested in pictures showing the difference to the trans cover. Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1934 4 cyl Passenger Toeboard

The fourcylinder engine is longer than the V8.
So the gearbox is situated a bit back compared to the V8
So you need to use a V8 transcover for the V8
And A four transcover if using a fourcylinder engine.

Im quite shure that the toe board is the same.

The rusty propshaft is for a V8..
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Default Re: 1934 4 cyl Passenger Toeboard

The v8 toeboard is wood. The 4 cyl toeboard is steel as the wood gets in the way since the 4 cyl sets back further than the v8. The steel toeboard has a large dimple in it to clear the starter.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:45 AM   #6
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Default Re: 1934 4 cyl Passenger Toeboard

If by toe board you mean the #1 floorboard that sits at an angle, the four-cylinder version is a steel stamping necessitated to provide clearance for the upper left rear corner of the transmission bell housing (because the engine sits further back). A V-8 plywood #1 floorboard will not clear the transmission bell housing.

The photo below shows both the LHD and RHD versions of the '33-'34 passenger car #1 floor board. Note the raised area to clear the corner of the transmission bell housing.

P.S. The restored RHD version in the photo is available as is an unrestored LHD version (not shown).
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