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Old 08-14-2004, 12:16 PM
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65 Chevelle Frame Back From Powdercoat, Narrowing details for Wally8.

I did the powder coating at my office this morning. We have all the equipment in our lab. Got it sandblasted yesterday and started about 7:30 this morning with powder application. Drove out the door and headed home about 11:30.

I posted some details for those interested on how I narrowed the back 2".

Everything is in my photo gallery.

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Thanks man. That's exactly what I was looking for. I'm going to go three inches on mine but it should be very similar.

The powder coating looks great.

I'll be interested to see your progress on the wheel wells and moving the body mounts.

Nice project you have going there.


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wally8, A couple other bits of wisdom; make sure you brace the crossmember in its original location before you cut anything. You want it braced so when you do cut the frame rail (do one side at a time) away from the crossmember, it never moves.

Make all you main frame cuts exactly perpindicular to the frame centerline or exactly vertical. Basically so everything slips straight in.

My current plan is to go ahead and finish the front and rear suspension on the frame before I go back to the body. Since I had to replace the trunk the only body mount I have to move on the body is a new one anyway.
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That's a good point GMW. I had thought about tacking in a T or H shaped brace to bridge together the rest of the frame as I cut it. I would be helpful as a reference too if I get it in there square and centered.

Are you staying with the stock type 4 link?


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