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body shimming

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    Over the years I have picked up bits and pieces of discussions
    on shimming the body to frame in order to get proper door and front
    clip alignment and gaps. The maintainence manual really does not
    give a good explaination for body off and back on procedure (guess they weren't planning on that!) Has this subject ever been in an
    issue of Turning Wheels and gave a detailed explaination of the procedure ? I sure would like to have it to add to Ray's posted procedure for fender and door alignment

    53commander HDTP
    53 Champion HDTP
    61 Cursed Purple Hawk
    64 Champ long bed V8
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    55/53 Studebaker President S/R
    53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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    When I took apart an unmolested 55 Champion, I found 7 spacers under one side and 2 under the other. Its back together now, but it was lots of fun.

    Paul R