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getting ready to put the body of my 35 ford back on the reconstructed frame. Do I need anything between the body and frame? It had something that looked like very thick canvas, but it was rotted pretty bad and not reusable. I have seen padding for sale on the internet also. Would not some type of rubber be better or is anything at all needed?
 

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You can buy the strips from suppliers, they do look like thick canvas. Squeegee material or just about anything like it will work also. I bought some at OSH, it was a gasket material.
 

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The proper stuff is called body to frame webbing. It is an asphalt-treated woven jute belt-like material about 2" wide and 3/16 thick. I believe your car may also have used rubber blocks at the bolt points. Check with Dennis Carpenter Reproductions in Charlotte NC for the correct kits for mounting your body. Your local Ford V8 Parts supplier will carry the quality Carpenter parts too.
 

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You don't want to forget parts like that. Who wants to here themselves squeeking down the highway when your trying to be cool. :D
 

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Another thing to consider might be to get a set of body mount bushings from another vehicle to use on yours. You definitely want some rubber (or urethane) between the body and frame.
 
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