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Tip Needed: cementing body to chassis side rails

 
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Firefly



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:12 pm    Post subject: Tip Needed: cementing body to chassis side rails Reply with quote

Bit of a gap I need to close, and in the past have used a rubber band to keep the body snug against the chassis/frame sides when cementing. Not the best method, so looking for any tips... thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever considered not cementing the body? As my models age, sometimes windows fall out or a shift lever comes loose and I just take the body off and repairs are much easier. If that is not an option would adding a thin Evergreen plastic strip (obviously painted properly) down the frame rail close the gap sufficiently?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I have to spread the body to get the chassis in (curved sides), I never glue the body to the chassis. If the body can slip straight on/off (straight sides), I glue in the most inconspicuous spot I can find, sometimes the firewall top and rear package shelf. Also depends on the era and body style.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the response - but here 's the thing: This is a '70s body and the casting settled a bit wide at the rocker panels-could use a little tucking in. Glueing to the frame rails will fix that nicely.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have made blind cleats inside the body to help position the chassis or interior. This also provides a nice gluing surface. If possible add the cleats along the sides of the body and the chassis to give you a glueing surface

An example of a cleat is the square tubing glued to the back of this truck cab and the interior tub.

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afx



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another example: the sides bow out on this '55 Chevy and didn't allow the body to fit the chassis properly. I glued cleats along the door sills and added mounting pins to the chassis.




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

afx: Impressive!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bill. Hope it gives you some ideas.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a super neat way to do it, particularly with 50's and early 60's cars with straight body sides.
More challenging with a 70's body with a lot so curves coming down.
Bill, hopefully if you're not painted yet, hot water dip and bend it in a bit?
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