1935 Chevy BODIES
The bodies of the Master De Luxe passenger
cars are constructed
by an entirely new method, which not only permits designs of more
beauty, but provides strength, durability, and safety.
incorporate more square inches of steel which is disposed to provide
the maximum of safety.strength and securely anchored at either
side of the car to the strong framework of hard wood.
The body of the Master De Luxe cars is firmly attached to the frame
at twenty points on the trunk models and at sixteen points on the
other models. Seven mounting points are located along the side
rail and six between the rails.
Fig. 320— Body Frame Work
Each body consists of a solid framework of steel braced by wood,
the sheet steel units closely fitted and welded together, Figure
320. The body floor is a single steel stamping, grooved and ribbed
for great strength and firmly supported by a wood and steel framework.
It extends from the rear of the car to the front end structure
of the body frame to which it is welded. Its forward end is bent
upward to form the toe board. Strong, removable steel in this underbody
provide access to the pedals and transmission. A strong plywood
panel is provided above the battery.
The front structure of each body frame, to which the cowl panel
is welded, consists of an inner cowl, the instrument panel, the
front pillars and the windshield headed panel, all of sturdy, rugged
steel, carefully braced and welded together to form a single piece.
The roof is a solid piece of seamless steel, drawn and formed from
a single piece of steel. It is reinforced by heavy bows, flanged
and grooved for
The bodies are thoroughly insulated by padding of deadener felt
16° thick, which is securely cemented in place. The insulating
felt should be replaced and cemented in place with FS-777 if removed
for welding or metal bumping operations.
Closed Body Service Instructions
In performing repair operations on closed bodies or other parts
of the car, care should be taken to avoid soiling the interior
of the car. Suitable covers to protect upholstery, shroud, fenders,
etc., should be used.
Care of Upholstery
The upholstery material catches more or less dust and can be cleaned
with a vacuum cleaner or whisk broom.
If the material becomes spotted, cleaning fluid such as Carbona
or other suitable cleaner is recommended for removing the spots.
Floor carpets may be cleaned with gasoline and a sponge.