I've been working on assembling the fenders, aprons and running boards back onto the car. The question I have is what is the correct order concerning the fender to running board.
If I understand correctly from the top it should be the running board, then the wood spacer then the fender. Is this correct?
The problem is the inner running board lip hits the fender. This causes the running board to bend. To solve this I added a 1/16" spacer block. Now there seems to be too much space and doesn't look right to me. Maybe if I throw some dirt and rust in the gap it would look normal.
You may need to bend the running board brackets or re-arch them, so to speak.
I can't find my notes, but I'm pretty sure there IS a wood block at that point--almost as thick as the one under the running board, and the front is beveled to match the fender.
It's not a modern car, not everything was intended to line up!
Don't forget that the splash apron slips under the running board, also changing all the alignments.
Hard to tell from the pictures but I do have the beveled wood spacer in the front. I picked up my other fender and both splash aprons from my welder guy. He fixed all the small cracks and such.
Happy to say that my coupelet will have the original sheet metal on it .
Should be a wood block between the fender and running board 5/8" thick.