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jeffrey grare

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center pillar
« on: April 20, 2015, 03:07:35 AM »
Does anyone have a picture of where center pillar meets the sill.The outter 11/2" edge of the sill is rotted off,I can't tell if pillar went into sill or just butted against it.Also the pillar bracket looks like someone welded a piece on bottom so it extends into sill.Seems like that was done to stiffen up pillar as the sill was patched in with plywood.Should the bracket extend to the top of pillar (t -shaped)and tie into the roof structure? thanks for any input J grare

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Re: center pillar
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 02:58:36 PM »
Hi Jeff,

Welcome to the site.  I wish I could provide some assistance but my 29 is buried in the garage surrounded by boxes.  We are in the process of moving.  I am sure that someone will be able to answer your question or provide a better picture.   I am not sure exactly how the pillar attaches to the floor.  I seem to remember some type of bracket.  Of course my car has been molested by many over the past 80+ years.  See a picture below.

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Re: center pillar
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 08:19:42 PM »
I remember a crude right angle bracket at the bottom of the B pillar and the ends of the wooden were mortise and tenon style. The bracket was laid into the pillar and into the floor so it did not protrude and the screws were flatheads countersunk into the steel.

BTW the correct terms for the pillars on a car or truck start at the windshield and are alphabetic, A being the windshield pillar called the "A post",the center pillar called the "B post",the dog legged pillar at the rear of the back door called the "C post". On a station wagon or a bus or van you just keep going down the alphabet to the end of the vehicle. The rear pillar on a station wagon or van would be the "D post".   

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Re: center pillar
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 05:03:40 PM »
I remember a crude right angle bracket at the bottom of the B pillar and the ends of the wooden were mortise and tenon style. The bracket was laid into the pillar and into the floor so it did not protrude and the screws were flatheads countersunk into the steel.

That explanation fits my car to a tee.  I thought the right angle bracket might have been a repair but I guess that's how it was attached originally.

Great info Old Man,  Many Thanks...
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