Hey guys, warm weather is back, finally I can get out in the garage again. The small corner blocks in-between the sill and the pillars on the lower part of the doors, how are they attached to the sill. I know the body metal is nailed to them on the curved section. Are they glued to the sill or screwed down? It is difficult to get them to fit in that space properly also. Anyone who has done a touring car did you use nails or screws to hold the body panels on? pre drilling and using screws seems much more practical to use, the wood is so hard trying to hammer nails in???? Thanks, Doug
Those curved corner blocks are just nailed in.Use body nails (LANGS) to attach body metal
use black shoe nails they are ring shank, i hold them with needle nose pliers & drive them right though 20 ga steel. get them at shoe repair shop. charley
Where do you find a shoe repair shop now adays?
lots of them here in the Midwest, also try saddle repair shops. i can get the # of them about $10,00 to 20.00 a pound. they are 5/8s long. charley
If you have a West Marine, likely you can get silicone bronze ring shank nails there, got these at store in Jacksonville FL. Or on line too.
These nails are tougher than steel original ones Ford used, and won't bend on hammering. Hold fast.
For quick repair, ACE or other hardware sell 'panel nails' that are steel and ringed. But the heads are a bit too small for holding the steel panels to the wood frames of T's.
So 5/8ths length is what I'm looking for? 1/2 inch seems plenty long enough no? And no predrilling, just slam them in?
I just looked at the body nails that Langs sells, they are basically carpet tacks 1/2in long, very strong so they can be driven straight in without possibility of bending. Thanks guys for the info