Wood block between 21 body and frame

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Sarikatime
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Wood block between 21 body and frame

Post by Sarikatime » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:57 am

My 21 touring hood slants down towards the rear of the car which indicates the body has to be raised a half of an inch or so for the hood to be straight. The radiator is bolted to the body with only the leather in between so I cannot lower it any. What am I missing? Frank


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Re: Wood block between 21 body and frame

Post by Scott_Conger » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:16 pm

Like all T's, your car has a bowed frame. The only true fix is to re-arch the frame

Read this: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1240978095

as well as the rabbit holes it takes you down.

On the bright side, friends have had success at friendly frame shops, with body attached.
Scott Conger

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Re: Wood block between 21 body and frame

Post by hpetrino » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:25 pm

Just a thought -

When I took my '18 TT apart I discovered that the radiator (which should have been a low radiator) had been replaced with a high one. Nothing lined up. Of course I replaced it with the correct radiator, but at the time my learning curve was steep.

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