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    On MY 31 Victoria with one round rubber body mount pad under the cowl mounts the remaining body mount locations have a space about twice that thickness. Do I put the rectangular rubber pads against the wood subfloor and then use round rubber shims under those on top of the splash shields and body mount brackets or do I use more of the rectangular rubber pads? The doors line up perfectly so I just want to fill the space to tighten all the mounting bolts evenly.

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    If you pull it down does it throw the doors off? Was the frame straight?
    3 ~ Tudor's
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    • #3
      You can always use wood shingles for spacers to get the alignment as you like for doors and hood.
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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        Originally posted by Mitch View Post
        If you pull it down does it throw the doors off? Was the frame straight?
        The frame is straight, if I tried to pull it down it would bind the doors. This is the slight gap between the wood subframe and frame.

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          Well then shim away

      • #5
        Art, I was in the same situation as you in the past for body mount pads. At first I bought the pad kit and then realized when I took them out of the package they had no reinforcement in the rubber like my originals had. I looked online again for pads but decided to get some pad material at the hardware store, found mine at OSH hardware. They called it vacuum diaphragm something or other. Anyway it was available in 1/16" and 1/8" thickness and have the cloth reinforcement. I cut all of them matching them to the thickness of my original pads. I also used some for my radiator. Everything aligns perfect now, doors and hood.

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          Thanks Dennis, I did notice they were just rubber with no center reinforcement. I will try the local hardware stores.

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          • #7
            I found a semi's mud flap laying on the side of the road. It makes good thick reinforced pad material.
            There is a belting shop here in the cities, and when I asked about buying some shim material for my Model A, he just gave me a couple square feet.

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            • #8
              You can also get some belting at the local coop when they change out the buckets in the leg of their elevator many of these are a a heavy reinforced belting then you can remove the plastic buckets as they make great parts bins our local coop gave them to me and my neighbor.

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