Does anyone know how thick the shims between the body and the frame are in a centerdoor.Mine had all been removed leaving the body sitting directly on the frame. It appears to level the body that one side needs thicker shims than the other. Any help would be appreciated. thanks.
I have had three Center doors (still have one) and none ever had shims between the main cills and the frames. I have never heard of this but maybe someone has ???
They didn't come with shims. But, due to sagging door wood and frames, many now require a shim or two to help line up the door latches.
If your car's body leans to one side, I'd suspect either misalignment of the front or rear spring in the frame or a rotted main sill on the body itself.
Dave and Eric, Thanks guys for the help. Galen
For additional information about shimming Centerdoor doors see the posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/27109.html
As Eric pointed out Ford did not use shims on the Centerdoor or other bodies when he assembled them to the chassis. But Ford was working with new bodies, frames, etc. and things lined up well (or actually -- Ford didn't mind a little space between the fenders and the splash aprons etc.)
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