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Welded mine on with the car on the twirler, no issues in fitment or alignment. Just think, people install full quarters with the car up as well.
Still finalising my plan of attack, but that not stopping me from starting.
Removed seats , better check inside cover, glad the inspectors at the port didn't see this mouse nest. His buddy was living in the other front seat back.
Returning the car to a 4-speed, previous owner liked an auto so put auto replacement floor in. I need help to know where to weld in the 4-speed hump. Any measurements be gratefully appreciated. Took some cutting and grinding to remove auto and console brackets. Got couple of nicks to weld up.
Have stripped both door skins of the light surface rust and spray can paint I applied over the rust to hide it from port inspectors. Used strip wheel . Will use a metal conditioner next then epoxy primer.
Climbed into the trunk and remover the light rust that formed as a result of driving through the Kanas rain storm 2 months ago.
Pulled dash frame apart and was pleased when I trial fitted the Ralley gauge and it fitted perfect, screw holes matched up too. Thought there was couple of brackets you had to fit to the frame before Ralley gauges would fit.
Passenger rear frame rail bit thin on inside and outside had a hole. Cut away damage ,and have made patches . I can weld , just never owned a welder. Got one in weekend, so once it set up and I have couple of practices, I will attempt the repair.
Car has an etch primer on it, I intend to remove this and epoxy prime. Body was previously media blaster and is in excellent condition under the etch. Messy job , but I enjoy the challenge.
Awesome build and car, makes me somewhat reconsider my choice of the stroked 340.. ah I am over it ... lol if I don't like it I can always rip it out and put a 5.7 in it
I welded mine while it was a shell on a rotissorieI did the same thing and no change in body gaps was made. John from USCartool said it makes no difference either.
Put car sideways and tacked both in place. Flipped it the other direction still sideways and continued. Vert with bracing across the doors before putting on rotissorie. Thinking being that the car being sideways on the rotissorie was the strong axis for bending thus least chance of welding in and locking in curvature.
Door gaps did not change.
I thought the grinding to fit was quite reasonable and part of the process, nothing that good tunes and a few beers couldn't cure on a nice day. I put bolts thru the floor pan and into the connectors to draw all tight before welding.
Project DOA in my garage