1926 Roadster Body Wood Question

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: 1926 Roadster Body Wood Question
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Markley on Friday, July 05, 2013 - 02:49 pm:

Tried to do a good search before posting new topic. Have not had much luck as an error comes up most times.
Trying to finish my assembly of the roadster--but have issues with some of the wood (as there are no instructions from the kits)
Know where most of it goes back based on notes and pictures---but am having a issues with 2 of the items...
The splash aprons - are they only screwed to the body blocks right under the door? or is there another piece between them?
Also have 2 approx 3inch by 3 inch blocks with a 45 degree cut on the long end and 2 holes in the middle (for screws?) Where do these go?

My Apologies in advance--I have a copy of the Ford repair bible -took as many pics and notes before disassembly--but the stuff I have does not have great diagrams--and the search function is not giving me good results.

If anyone is in the Montgomery Alabama Area--would love to get together and compare notes...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Friday, July 05, 2013 - 07:29 pm:

Andy,
There was a small block held in place with one screw that goes in the lower void of the cowl. One screw goes into the cowl and one through the splash apron into the block. I don't know how many people install it because it i kind of a mickey mouse connection. I did not install it. Really, once you get the splash apron bolted to the to the front and rear fender, it is held in place pretty good.

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Friday, July 05, 2013 - 08:42 pm:

Here is a photo where the cowl block goes. It seems that not all 26 27(?) bodies have the screw hole/wood block. I have one early 26 without the hole.
Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Friday, July 05, 2013 - 09:00 pm:

Andy,

First the easy part. For searching use Google and type in what you are looking for in this case

1926 Roadster Body wood

then put "site:mtfca.com" at the end so it looks like:

1926 Roadster Body wood blocks site:mtfca.com

That limits your search to the MTFCA site (including the encyclopedia section).

Some good information is located at the Antique Auto Ranch -- please see:
http://www.antiqueautoranch.com/montana500/body%20blocks/BodyBlock.htm


Coupe but has roadster comments at:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/37229.html?1191975343

Great photos of the splash apron attached by the wood screw to the body block see: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/333404.html?1357594198

Also take another look at page 270 of the "Model T Ford Service" and how they installed the wooden blocks and splash shields. After looking at Dan's posting above -- it should make more sense to you.

While for the 1926-27 Coupe the following has some good photos:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/9709.html
note repro blocks may need some sanding: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/125665.html

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Markley on Friday, July 05, 2013 - 09:43 pm:

Thank you all very much for the sites and pointers. Went down to the shop and got the blocks installed and the aprons lined up.

Now for the turtle deck and rear fenders and everything will be coming along nicely.
Hope to have it together enough and post some pictures soon!


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