can anyone explain how to fix this or show pictures of what it should look like? The sheet metal behind the gas tank of the 1912 touring is bent out of shape - I get that way too sometime -But I do not know how to fix the sheet metal.
Any pictures of advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you Bob
Oops! I'll make the pix smaller.
How is this?
This is a better picture.
I'm also interested in what folks come up with on this, my 1923 touring/pickup conversion has a clumsy piece of thin sheet metal in that location, normally it's hidden, but it shows when I raise the dump bed.
Robert: Any competent body man can fix either. The pan on your Touring can be repaired on the car or off...this is of course less costly if done off the car.
I had to replace a similarly screwed up piece on Constantin'es 1913 because someone had beat the tar out of it in order to install an oval gas tank. I bought the replacement piece from Howell's at Chickasha.
It was wayyyyyyy too wide and somewhat ill fitting, I had to re bend it in several directions and trim it carefully to fit. Results were good after all that.
I just ordered a touring car rear toe panel from Lang's, I'm hoping it is the right part, here is a picture of it from their website:
Here is a link to the part:
I'll probably have to trim some off of it to fit the way I want it to on my pickup.
Here are photos of that area in the 1912 Touring, Fisher Body, I am restoring. Hope this helps.
More of the area
THANK YOU GUYS!! That was very very helpful. Bob
My 13 touring had a very similar problem, it's not hard to remove, not hard to reproduce - with a little time and patience.
Looking at that piece, you could probably reshape the original and re use it, to keep its originality, that's probably a little harder to do than just make a new one though.
Re-installing in a 13 is a little more complicated, not sure if the 12 will give you the same headache......