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 Post subject: Front wheel well
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:33 am 
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Im looking for pictures to see how the front wheel wells are finished specifically I need to know if the two panels are flush or if the outer panel is supposed to sit about 10-12mm lower. I have seen both ways on really nice cars. Here is the way I have it now.

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 Post subject: Re: Front wheel well
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Mine are flush.


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 Post subject: Re: Front wheel well
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:59 pm 
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Tony Proasi wrote:
Im looking for pictures to see how the front wheel wells are finished specifically I need to know if the two panels are flush or if the outer panel is supposed to sit about 10-12mm lower. I have seen both ways on really nice cars. Here is the way I have it now.


Here are a couple of photos of my '53 cab after chemically stripping and before cutting on anything:
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And here with the new door cell and closing panels installed with bottom edges flush:
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This is a photo I took of a Speedster in a restoration shop near San Diego a few years ago indicating the outermost closing panel to be lower as you describe.
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 Post subject: Re: Front wheel well
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:36 pm 
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My 53 coupe 50199 has the inner panels flush at the bottom.


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 Post subject: Re: Front wheel well
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:59 am 
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Guys thanks for the photos I’m going to go with flush and move on.


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 Post subject: Re: Front wheel well
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:43 pm 
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A related bit of trivia - - -
When inspecting unrestored pre-A cars, if you look closely at this area sometimes you will see an odd-looking tack weld or a rusty bit of wire hanging from the lower edge of the closing panel. That was part of a reinforcement for the rocker panel. When the body was manufactured the forward end of the rocker panel on some pre-A cars got a little brace wire that connected the closing panel and the lower edge of the rocker - - - -


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 Post subject: Re: Front wheel well
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:39 pm 
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Donald that is a intresting detail! Thanks for sharing.


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