Nope, I was referring to the angle brackets to the left and right
sides of the boot floor opening, pop-riveted to the edges of the boot floor.
The “Aluminum Fillets” between the Spare Tyre Tray and Fuel Tank are bolted
in place on the DHC’s…
It is believed that the steel angle brackets were to stiffen the
sides of the boot floor to prevent bowing… I don’t know if these brackets
are on the OTC, since your body sits on the chassis, but the DHC’s are
raised an inch & a half. I assume the FHC’s would have the side angle
brackets, don’t know, tho…
I don’t have any recognizable “knee” type gussets at the front of my
DHC’s boot opening, there are three welded-in 90 degree angle iron pieces
that run left & right between the frame rails… one at the forward edge of
the opening of the boot floor and one about a third of the way back, this
one is to “locate” the front edge of the fuel tank, the third is at the back
edge of the fuel tank.
Zap me an off-list digital pic of the area you are talking about on
your OTS, I’d like to see it… Maybe there are some notable differences
between the OTS, FHC & DHC frames.
Charles #677556----- Original Message -----
From: “karl” email@example.com
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] Heretofore unnoticed variation - 120 OTS boot area
In reply to a message from BISHOP-13 sent Sat 6 Mar 2004:
I expect you are referring to something different: the aluminum
corner pieces pop riveted to provide a semblance of closure to the
area where the spare wheel stores. My car had those also.
I am talking about a pair of brackets which I described as ‘‘knees’’
because they resemble in function the timbers so used in wood ships
to stiffen corners such as hatch openings, and the joints between
deck beams and frames.
They are definitely of steel (I have mine in place) and resemble
the old fashioned pressed steel shelf brackets; they have two legs
stiffened by a deeply drawn web. They are sitting transversely
atop the cross member that forms the front of the boot floor and
bolts the rear inner wings to the chassis, apparently to reinforce
it against transverse racking. At least one other lister has
contacted me offline to say that his 1952 has them too.
The original message included these comments:
These Angle Brackets are Pop-Riveted to the sides of the boot
floor opening, corrosion eats away the aluminum pop-rivets and could
the brackets to be lost.
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