(Okay, if the subject was "aligning front body parts" no one would respond to the continuing and no one good answer subject.)
I am still trying to align all of the body parts that come together at the driver's full cowl panel that I am replacing on my '50 3100. That is to say: hood, fender, cowl, door, etc. (Plus having to cut and weld in the original side vent.) I am darn close, but my best fit seems to be if the radiator support is shimmed up over a full inch. Can this be right? The original shims were sheet metal thick, not blocks. Has anyone had to do this much in the way of shims?
In answer to the anticipated questions, this is off frame resto. Everything repaired or new. Cab to manual spec's as to shimming cab mounts.
The other question I have is to the fender adjusting rods, (firewall to fender.) The manual says to set the length of these rods at a measured set amount. The manual does not mention adjusting them any different in aligning body parts. Again is this right? I assume they are to be adjusted to what distance works for the simple fact that they are adjustable. Maybe a dumb question, but I have to ask.
Thanks in advance,