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    When installing the "tent" that covers the rear spring protruding thru the rear floor, how taunt should the tent be? Will the spring ever come up higher in the body than as it sits at rest now? I am too stupid to understand. This post is deleted.
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    Last edited by JohnB15632; 03-16-2018, 09:20 PM.

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    Hey, is that my Vicky? The answer is no, the cover is over the frame which contains the spring.

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    • #3
      OK, where do you get a frame that covers the spring?

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      • #4
        Ok, it covers the the rear crossmember over the spring.

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        • #5
          I have nothing the goes over the spring on my A
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            Here is a picture.
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            • #7
              On my 160B I replaced the fabric with sheet metal and some seam sealer.
              I didn't like the idea of exhaust and blowby fumes having any ingress.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MikeK View Post
                On my 160B I replaced the fabric with sheet metal and some seam sealer.
                I didn't like the idea of exhaust and blowby fumes having any ingress.
                Mike I wonder why they did not use metal covers on all the models?
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • Hank B
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                  Interesting thread! I just had to run out to the shop and check my '31 SW. Yup, the frame & spring protrude up into the area under the rear seat! When I get it off the hoist I'll have to check what seals it off from the outside. I do get some exhaust smell up into the cab and notice the smell on my clothes after a long drive. Probably not too good to be breathing that stuff either!

              • #9
                John, that is not the spring, that is the rear crossmember with the spring held in by those u bolts. It is just like mine.

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                • #10
                  Our late SW has a metal cover with a gasket. We seal all holes in floor pan except the corner weeps for the rear quarter windows. As stated , you do have the cross member on top of the spring which is static.
                  Side note, what is that wood floor section at the rear pan with strap hinges in the 1st photo? Usually that is all one steel contiguous panel. Is that from the same car compared to post 5 ?
                  Last edited by plyfor; 03-17-2018, 11:56 AM.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by plyfor View Post
                    Our late SW has a metal cover with a gasket. We seal all holes in floor pan except the corner weeps for the rear quarter windows. As stated , you do have the cross member on top of the spring which is static.
                    Side note, what is that wood floor section at the rear pan with strap hinges in the 1st photo? Usually that is all one steel contiguous panel. Is that from the same car compared to post 5 ?
                    I think John posted a picture of my Victoria with his original post. The wood section is behind the seat in the "bustle". The hinges allow the rear seat back to tip forward for access to that area.

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