Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions
section. We appreciate your interest and hope that you find what you need below. If you
have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Part Installation Facts
to the nature of the body panels and the manufacturing process involved
and transportation of the sheet metal products you receive they may have
minor scratches, dings, small dents and other minor imperfections which
are considered normal. These imperfections are easily corrected during the
initial filling, priming, blocking and sanding on your restoration. We do
not consider dings, minor dents, scratches or any other minor imperfection
to be defective or damaged for the above mentioned reason, nor does
scratched primer or over spray on a item constitute a defective part. All
sheet metal, body panels, etc.... will require some preparation and manipulation during
installation for a quality fit and finish.
be aware the
tolerances on classic trucks were nowhere near today’s standards. The
assembly line process was done by hand during the construction of these
trucks not by robots as found on current assembly lines. This process
resulted in deviations in one vehicle to another which end up quite often
making mounting points and bolt holes unique to each vehicle. Due to this
there is no way that every part can be considered a direct bolt in
replacement and you should anticipate having to use shims, elongate holes,
etc….. to achieve the fit and finish desired. This also means you
may need to adjust adjacent body panels to the new part or parts in order
to achieve the best fit possible due to the manufacturing variances and differences
from 1 truck to another that occurred during manufacturing.
Years of hard heavy use,
neglect, previous body work or damage, weathering and rusting can further exacerbate
the issues with the body you will be attaching the parts on. We recommend you hire
professionals with the knowledge, tools, skills and experience needed to
install your new body panels.
hand side = Driver Side,
hand side = Passenger Side
Brake Line Shipping Bends
bends are required to ship all lines over 6 feet in length. This bend is a
large-radius bend that is the same as a 5 gallon bucket. The tubing is not
stressed so the bend is easily straightened to the original form. To
remove the shipping bend, simply unroll the section marked between the
tags on a flat surface such as a table or garage floor. Use the floor as a
straight edge. Whatever gentle bend is left, straighten by hand. When the
tube is straight you are done.
Do I need a dual master and proportioning
valve if my car has been converted to disc brakes?
Disc and drum brakes require different pressures. Disc brakes require
about 1000 lbs. of pressure and drum brakes use about 300 lbs. This is
why the dual master requires a proportioning valve to control the
pressure in the system. Whether the car is disc front or all wheel disc,
a proportioning valve is required.