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Old 11-03-2005, 07:29 PM
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Model A wood blocks help?

I am in the middle of putting the body onto the frame and after sitting the body down on the wood blocks a rubber pads it looks like the body sits way tall above the frame rails. My question is how much of a gap from the body to the frame should there be? or should I mill the wood block down some so the body rides on the frame rails?

By the way this is a 1929 model A you can check it out in the project journals under zapf

Thanks for any help.

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Old 11-03-2005, 09:16 PM
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Zapf........

As the moderator of the General Rodding Tech, I moved your question to the Body section........where I feel it will be seen by folks who have a better chance of knowing the answer....

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I just saw your post on the Model A wood blocks. I am not an expert on Model A's, but I do have a Tudor Sedan that I have been working on for some time. I understand that the blocks are different for the different body styles. The blocks for the Tudor are different shapes for each location. A couple of them have stepped surfaces. The blocks that I got, fit the body to the frame perfectly, once the rubber spacers are installed. They didn't require any machine work.

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Old 11-06-2005, 05:16 AM
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The wood blocks fit nice into the frame, there all machined to get around all the rivets. But the distance from the body to the top of the running boards just seemed to much after I used the rubber pads.

I read somewhere that the wood blocks should be flush with the bottom of the body and need to be mill flush, then the distance from body to frame will be the thickness of the rubber pads.

Yesterday I milled about 3/16 off the bottom of each wood block. It looks about perfect. There is about 5/32 distance from the body to the frame now and I think that is whats needed for any body roll.

There just does not seem to be anything on this topic anywhere. I have searched and searched the net for anything but never found a thing.
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Old 11-06-2005, 09:02 AM
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Keep in mind that the frames are very flexable with those vehicles. The body also flexes quite a bit also. You don't want the body rubbing on the running board apron and ruining the paint on it. To only have 5/32" of a gap, isn't much, considering that you have rubber in there to compress. Consider that it may flex/compress that much when you clib in the vehicle, or when it is occupied with people.

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