[Sunbeam Talbot Email List] Help identifing bushes for body?

Martin Spurrell spurrellm at hotmail.co.uk
Mon Nov 28 23:19:03 EST 2011

hi mike and all,
                   this may be a case of locking the stable door after the horse has bolted, but i always draw a diagram of what went where as i am dismantling the body from the frame. that way you get a good start point. you will find that having removed the body and done some major surgery on it, the packing pieces required will vary to suit the new situation. even from new ,the configuration of packing pieces vary from car to car. obviously,the more major mounts take the chunkier packers and the smaller washers sit on the chassis down it's length screwed in from the tub floor.  you will find that by adding/subtracting packing's here and there, the door gaps are affected so take your time, and it will take a lot of time, but the more effort you apply the better the finished job will be.   just one more point worth mentioning, make sure the body sits high enough on the chassis to allow the underside of the bonnet not to rub on the distributor cap.

From: mbmurphy1 at aol.com
To: staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:14:15 -0500
Subject: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] Help identifing bushes for body?

Hello everyone,
Great news!  I have new sills, bushings and material in route to my home from David at Bamforth’s!
I have my frame already sand blasted and repaired.  The frame is just waiting for the body tub to be repaired and then attached to the frame.
This is where I have a lot of questions.  I do own a parts manual, but no pictures or details about the fasteners or bushing material for attaching the body to the frame.
I have attached a couple of pictures of the metal plates and bushes that I removed from my 1953 ST Alpine.  I was trying to find some guidance on how many should be on the car and where the different sized ones are installed.
Item #1 is the large square ones that had an aluminum plate that goes with it.
Question:  I think these were on the out riggers that supported the sill near the B post?  If this is correct, I assume that I would need 4 bushes and the plates.
Question:  Are there 2 plates per bush, one on the top and one on the bottom or is there only 1?  If only one, should it be on the out-rigger or sill side?
Item #2 is the larger flat rubber bush with matching washer (I have 2 of these).
Question: I have no clue where these go?
Item #3 is the fabric bush that looks like a stack of pieces of fabric stacked together.  I also have a number of thick washers that match that size bush.
>From my disassembly of the car, I found these at various mounting points for the body tub or transmission floor pan.
Question: How thick should these be and where should they be installed?
Thanks in advance for any help with these items!
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