Chassis plate fixing area S1

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#1 Chassis plate fixing area S1

Post by asdioufcido123 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:57 pm

Can anybody please tell me whether the chassis area fixing location of a S1 3.8 is absolutely flat or curved, or can either end finish be found on standard vehicles?

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#2 Re: Chassis plate fixing area S1

Post by abowie » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:30 pm

I think it's probably supposed to be flat but often it has a slightly convex curve to it, as you're alluding to.

I've always assumed that this was a function of getting that corner box section to come together properly.
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#3 Re: Chassis plate fixing area S1

Post by bitsobrits » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:55 am

My early 4.2 (with several 3.8 features) has a definite slight arch to the chassis plate fixing area. Car has all original panels with no repair work, btw.
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#4 Re: Chassis plate fixing area S1

Post by asdioufcido123 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:02 pm

Excellent thank you. That's put my mind at rest. Both sides are definitely concave. The old girl is as straight as an original E Type could be after 56 years. The paint and panel sealer is not lifted and there's not evidence of anything thereabouts being lumped but it was a concern because I'd not noticed it before I removed the chassis plate.

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#5 Re: Chassis plate fixing area S1

Post by paulsco » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:04 pm

Hi Steven,

This area is part of the inner sill, so has the same contours.
I would say slightly convex towards the inside, but otherwise flat.

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