Iím stumped and need advice from the wizards.
My right side and left side sheet metal panels on the 1923 Touring do not reach the firewall. There is a gap of about 1/2 inch between the panels and the firewall. Iíve pushed, pulled, grunted and done all sorts of staring at it, but I cannot seem to figure out how to remedy this problem.
Iím wondering if the holes in the wood kit where the main sills connect to the brackets that mount to the frame are misdrilled and off by 1/2 inch.
Before I go and do something drastic, I thought it would be wise to hear from the MTFCA forum wizards. Advice please.
Here is a picture of the inside of what you're working on...does your wood look like or fit like this?
You may have a wood firewall bracket attached to a metal fire wall...that would also account for the gap.
Do a search on it and somewhere recently someone thoughtfully posted pictures of each type of bracket...then you'll know.
Here you go...
I think that's your problem...
Good catch Scott. I do believe you correct looking from his pictures. You can just see the firewall bracket in the one pic.
You may be onto something. Here is a pic of the firewall bracket that I have now. Is this the correct one, or do I need Type 3 noted in your pic above?
Yep wrong bracket! When you get the type 3 bracket you need check the area of the short slope I had 5 of them in a box and all were cracked right where the slope stops.
Thanks, guys. You saved me from doing something drastic.
This also will help me. It appears Iím missing the upper and lower body brackets. Anyone have extras for sale?
I believe I have the bottoms as shown in Scott's photo - what are you referring to as "uppers" - the floor board risers ?
Just one final comment to close out this thread. I ordered the #3 firewall brackets referenced in the picture above. They arrived today and they are a perfect match and solve my problem.
Many thanks to everyone who offered assistance. I only wish Iíd had the sense to ask my question a few weeks ago before I spent so many days struggling to come up with solutions.
Every once in awhile, I manage to fool myself into thinking Iím kinda smart about things. Then I get on this forum and realize I have a lot to learn about a lot of things.
Thanks for making the hobby enjoyable.
"After all it's just a Model T , they are all the same!" a phrase I have heard at different car shows thru the years. George