1927 Touring Body Blocks, how many, and where.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:42 pm:

Ive been getting my 27 Sport Touring ready for paint. I have the car stripped down to the bare body still attached to the frame. While working around the bottom edge and cleaning it I found a pair of wood blocks I have never seen. They were located in front of the front body to frame brackets. Not the firewall brackets but the ones near the floor board riser area. They were driven up into the sub frame and the area that the outer skin of the cowl forms at the bottom. Just in front of the before mentioned body bracket. They were held in place with a straight slot wood screw through the inside of the sub frame. . They appear to be to attach the front of the splash apron to .??? There was a screw hole in the bottom side that looks like a wood screw hole. I know the splash aprons have 2 wood screws for each side of the splash aprons but not aware if there is supposed to be one for the front. I have never seen this before. The wood appears to be very old. I will post pics tomorrow if needed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:32 pm:

Here is an article describing the 26/27 body blocks: http://www.antiqueautoranch.com/montana500/body%20blocks/BodyBlock.htm

"Block E is inserted in the space underneath the body just directly in
front of the body bolt tab that is attached to the body. Ford used a wood
screw to hold in place, but that angled "kick plate" with the big round hole
in it on the inside of the body (where the drivers left foot would rest on
the driver's side as a point of reference - same type angle plate on
passenger side) was welded onto the body after the block was screwed in. I
would shove it up in there and use a shim to keep it tight. Once you set
the body back on the car it shouldn't move around. When you get the body
secured on the frame with the body bolts you put a wood screw up into block
E (on both sides) to hold the splash aprons in place. My guess is you
really don't need block E, except it does keep the splash aprons anchored in
front."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:03 pm:

Roger: Thanks for the link. It plainly shows my blocks. here are some pics of the blocks in question that came from my car. In all my years of messing with Ts, I never knew they existed. I wonder why they are not included in the set of new wood blocks made for the 26-27s. I had a new set of blocks and show them with my old front blocks. I also show a pic of the general area thy fit in my cowl section. Pardon my art work .... Thanks again for the info ...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:05 pm:

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