Fixing Body To Chassis

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Austin-App73-77
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Fixing Body To Chassis

Post by Austin-App73-77 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:25 pm

Dimensions needed please.
Can anyone tell me how to find a start position for the rear body panel?
I need to know where it should be from the rear of the chassis and what it fixes to?
I assume the wooden floor fixes to the chassis and the steel panels fix to this?
Can anyone show son photos of the floor or any other help with this as I do not have anything else other than the 2 rear doors to work with.
Has anyone got a pair of front doors going spare? Or any other body parts?
Thanks for reading this
Rob.
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Re: Fixing Body To Chassis

Post by Humphrey47 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:15 pm

you are lucky that you have the rear doors as the front would be easier to make. You will need to make the body chassis which is made up of straight lengths riveted to the uprights. There is also crossing rear section and a central section that the seat supports fit to. The doors use the same steel section as the rears. I was faced with the same problems in the late sixties when i restored mine. I hope you can find someone nearer as I am in France, but i can answer specific questions.

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Re: Fixing Body To Chassis

Post by Austin-App73-77 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:19 pm

Thanks for your reply - do you have any pictures that could help see what is missing please?
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