Hi guys, would anyone have a basic shopping list of the hardware I'll need to put a '26 Touring body on a frame? The stuff I had was all ground off and tossed a couple years ago.
I'm not really in need of anything fancy, my truck is barely even farm-grade and I plan to just get cheap galvanized stuff from the Home Depot tomorrow.
Thanks in advance.
Please see the information at: http://www.antiqueautoranch.com/montana500/body%20blocks/BodyBlock.htm reference body blocks that were used on the 1926-27 cars and that were not used on the earlier cars.
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Thanks Hap. I still have the original body blocks (or very old replacements) so that's covered. I'm more after an idea of what nuts and bolts I'm going to need. Near as I can tell it looks like there are four carriage bolts in the firewall and six vertical bolts into the frame tabs and rear crossmember. Sound about right?
I've never had an "Improved Ford" so I can't help as much as I would like. The posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/36750.html?1192047869 mentions bolt size but no ever responded saying it was the correct size or not.
However, it would seem logical to me that the bolt would be smaller than the hole to allow for easy assembly if either the frame or body hole was slightly out of tolerance.
If you store allows easy returns (ours does) I would purchase a couple of different size carriage bolts to find one that the head fits the square in the body as well as holding the body to the frame.
Then return the ones you don't need.
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When I go to swap meets, if I see a good buy on a can of original T bolts, I buy it. Because of doing this, I always have a good supply of original bolts on hand. But, it's a good idea to know what you are looking for to begin with!
One of our lurkers sent me this info to post. Hope it helps.
Steve, that's exactly the kind of shopping list I was after. It's even for exactly my car!
I had been fighting to get 1/2" hardware in there, which will fit the holes but nothing lines up well enough in any direction. Thanks again, you and your lurker friend saved me a lot of cursing.