Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how!

Classic Performance Products Classic Industries
American Auto Wire
Danchuk Catalog
Hellwig Products IncPerformance Rod & CustomNu-Relics Power Windows



Username Post: lower splash aprons        (Topic#364836)
samsonized1 
"2nd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 41
samsonized1
Reg: 04-12-20
04-06-21 07:26 AM - Post#2817583    

cannot figure out how lower splash aprons at the back of the front fenders attach. does anyone have a pix of them installed



 


RAM_51 
"5th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 5977
RAM_51
Loc: Yakima, WA. USA
Reg: 12-28-02
04-06-21 09:23 AM - Post#2817589    
    In response to samsonized1

The red indicates a "U" shaped bracket that attaches to the frame and the underside of the vertical panel. The blue indicates the location of the triangular shaped panel which attaches to the body, the vertical panel and the bracket.

The second photo shows all baffling in place including the "U" shaped bracket and the angled deflector that spans the distance between the fender and the frame just behind the upright and triangular baffles.

Attachment: Inner_fender_baffles.jpeg (3.16 MB) 0 View(s)




Attachment: Splash_Baffle_Between_Fender_and_Frame.jpg (343.33 KB) 5 View(s)




1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
dsacton 
"4th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 1346
dsacton
Loc: Boulder, CO
Reg: 11-01-11
04-06-21 09:39 AM - Post#2817590    
    In response to samsonized1

Here are two more photos.


Attachment: Picture1.jpg (56.19 KB) 8 View(s)




Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


 
RAM_51 
"5th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 5977
RAM_51
Loc: Yakima, WA. USA
Reg: 12-28-02
04-06-21 09:50 AM - Post#2817591    
    In response to samsonized1

Keep in mind that the '53-'54 long upright panels do have the angled bend in them, whereas the '49-'52 upright panels do not.

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
mark50 
Member
Posts: 301

Loc: SF, CA
Reg: 05-10-04
04-07-21 06:25 PM - Post#2817682    
    In response to RAM_51

Question for you guys that have removed and reinstalled fenders and inner fenders: is it easier to attach the two together, then install onto the car? Or is better to put the inner fender on the car first, then attach the fender?



 
eplantage 
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 2425

Loc: Southern MN
Reg: 03-15-04
04-08-21 03:55 AM - Post#2817688    
    In response to mark50

It was easier for me to put the inner fenders on first then the outside fenders. Looking at photos of the assembly lines the entire front clip was assembled together and then installed on the chassis. I didn't tighten anything until it was all in place for adjustments.

Age: 67 at the moment
1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1953 BelAir Convertible Project
2002 Heritage Springer FLSTSI
1930 Model A Standard Coupe


 
RAM_51 
"5th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 5977
RAM_51
Loc: Yakima, WA. USA
Reg: 12-28-02
04-08-21 09:08 AM - Post#2817701    
    In response to mark50

  • mark50 Said:
is it easier to attach the two together, then install onto the car? Or is better to put the inner fender on the car first, then attach the fender?


Six of one, a half dozen of another. During assembly at the factory, a jig was used to assemble the front clip. If you use the car itself as the jig, there is nothing that you cannot access for assembly or bolt tightening etc., although the fender side spear and "DeLuxe" name plate should be attached to the fender before "hanging" the fenders.

If you are working alone, I would assemble things piece by piece to the car. If you assemble the front clip in its entirety to be put on as a unit, it will be best that you have help and that the doors are protected when the clip is set on the car.

The photo below is a 1949 front clip assembly area at the Flint, Michigan Fisher Plant with whom I believe is an inspector checking over the work on a 1949 front clip before installation:


1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
mark50 
Member
Posts: 301

Loc: SF, CA
Reg: 05-10-04
04-08-21 09:13 AM - Post#2817702    
    In response to RAM_51

Thanks to you both! Great reference that helps a lot. Maybe having an accessory cigarette during reassembly makes it go smoother too? :wink :



 
RAM_51 
"5th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 5977
RAM_51
Loc: Yakima, WA. USA
Reg: 12-28-02
04-08-21 09:39 AM - Post#2817703    
    In response to mark50

  • mark50 Said:
having an accessory cigarette during reassembly makes it go smoother too?


It looks like the two responsible for assembly of the clip in the foreground take a break and chat with others, while the inspector does his thing.


1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
dsacton 
"4th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 1346
dsacton
Loc: Boulder, CO
Reg: 11-01-11
04-08-21 02:04 PM - Post#2817715    
    In response to mark50

Don't forget the spacers under the radiator support. Nothing will fit (doors, hood) if you leave those out.

Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


 
mark50 
Member
Posts: 301

Loc: SF, CA
Reg: 05-10-04
04-08-21 04:05 PM - Post#2817725    
    In response to dsacton

Thanks, yes I have the radiator spacers in place. It all started out innocently enough, trying to fix the sagging drivers side door— and before you know it half the front end is apart and getting worked over. Rust repair, anti squeak seals, new paint and wiring etc. I even worked out the factory sheet metal wrinkles from the inner fender. Fortunately I kept the passengers side together for reference! Thanks again.



 
dsacton 
"4th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 1346
dsacton
Loc: Boulder, CO
Reg: 11-01-11
04-09-21 12:41 PM - Post#2817764    
    In response to mark50

Same thing happened to me! I do hope you did some suspension work while you had it apart...

I found that the culprit for my doors was the hinges. You can replace those pins in the hinges.



Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


Edited by dsacton on 04-09-21 12:43 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

351 Views
FusionBB
FusionBB™ Version 2.1
©2003-2006 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.126 seconds.   Total Queries: 23   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0800) Pacific. Current time is 12:14 AM
Top