38 chev door allignment - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2009, 10:35 AM

Last journal entry: dash mods
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Picton,Ont,Canada
Age: 66
Posts: 189
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
38 chev,exactly how do I shim body?

I have a 38 2 dr sedan. I'm starting my body work, car is assembled and running. The front fenders, hood and doors are all out of alignment.
I'm starting with the door allignment and read that they need shimming, but I can't find any references to WHAT size body shims to use and exactly what I need to do. Do I need to undo all the body bolts? The drivers door has sagged 1/4'' at the belt line and a little tight along the A pillar, gap under the A is good, the B pillar side gap is good..The passenger door is sagged 1/4'' but the B pillar door gap is wider at the top.The passenger side upper hinge broke and was welded,I think this caused the gap dif.


Last edited by TheCiscoKid; 10-20-2009 at 05:57 PM. Reason: better descrip
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 35
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a 39 four door sedan. If you need any pictures let me know and I will see what I can do to help you out. I did not do the body myself but it lines up perfect. The front fender are from a 40 as I liked the lights better.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	STREET ROD 010-2.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	226.3 KB
ID:	41330   Click image for larger version

Name:	STREET ROD 2-1.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	131.2 KB
ID:	41331  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need spring rates for 38 Chev kits TheCiscoKid Suspension - Brakes - Steering 9 09-10-2008 07:06 PM
looking for 38 chev fenders TheCiscoKid Body - Exterior 1 06-28-2008 05:51 AM
38 chev wiper tower parts? TheCiscoKid General Rodding Tech 3 05-02-2008 09:53 AM
38 Chev sedan triker Hotrodding Basics 13 11-17-2006 07:48 PM
Removing a Must. II crossmember for a 38 chev. frame ylchild Suspension - Brakes - Steering 6 01-15-2006 06:21 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.