1957 country sedan build

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  1. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Well-Known Member

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    The inside upper corner has more of a pucker than the outside. If worst come a to worst I can add a dab of sealant. Maybe.

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    Heat may also bring that into shape. But the sealant may also be an alternative. Thank you for keeping us updated. Such a great car.
     
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    1930artdeco Well-Known Member

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    Update time: I was finally able to cut/grind/torch or unscrew all of the body mount bolts-that is the next major project. In the meantime I also replaced the rear window gasket, tail light lenses and added a big ass sway bar!
     

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    Good news on the windshield front: trim was saved with no real dents or bends and there is NO RUST!!!!!. Bad news is I lost the windshield getting it out. I put a little too much pressure in one spot and crack…..☹️☹️. So have two questions: 1) should I order online or locally when they install it. And secondly, how do I get those tiny screws out. I have one that was so rusted I had to drill the head off to get the trim off. I can’t get my tiny vice grips on it as there is so little of it left.
     

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    You're not. It'll have to be drilled. Since you said the screw was tiny, is it smaller than 1/4 inch diameter?
     
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    Yes it is, probably #8 screw. Looking like you are correct in that I will have to drill, weld and redrill. OR find a slightly larger self tapping I can use-not hopeful but will try.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Look at metric also, you might be able to find one just a smidge larger.
     
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    Update:

    I got all of the body rubber and bolts replaced! I figured out that either this kit fits multiple bodies which I think it does or Ford let this frame go down the line minus two supports. According to the instructions there should be two supports on the inside frame rail with special washers. My car (57 wagon) only has the rear mount and the special washers were in two different places. One-the passenger side-was in the correct location, the driver side was in the first outboard support :icon_scratch: I replaced everything as is the way it came off the car and the doors still line up and shut plus there was no body shift so I figure I will leave it as is. I do have one question though.

    1) The very front bolt-the one that is exposed on the bottom-has a gap between the body and the frame. I replaced everything as it came off the car but I still have a tiny gap. Between the frame and the body there should be a square piece of rubber and a shim. So replaced them but either the rubber is two thin or something else goes in there. I can replace the square piece with the round rubber piece and that will take up the gap for sure as it is really thick. Advice?


    Thanks Mike
     

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