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Old 02-19-2006, 09:58 AM
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I have a 77 camaro.and the problem I am having is with the body lines,When I put the fenders on there is a large gap on one of the lower sides.I know I have the door lined correctly it looks good.Is there any trick to getting the body lines to look good on this car,I'm kinda new at body work,but I am trying. I'm sending some pics. of the car when I first started,the fenders are new,and so are the doors,and the back half is completly slick,and primed.This car has to be done for the up-coming superchevy in Memphis TN,and it is in 2mnths,any help,and tricks would help
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:43 AM
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You're doing the right thing...ask ?s Ok, can I assume you've got the doors on the body nice and straight? You need to also level the rocker hgt. You need to square up the rolling base (body and sub frame) and support the cowl area any way you can. That car is a twisty lil ***** at times. Had one. It's very possible that the front of your sub frame is higher than it should be in the core support area. The front clip assembly (fenders, inner fenders, core support) provide a considerable amount of strength to the rest of the car. More than you may realize.

So to review, level the rocker panels, level the sub frame, then start mounting the the rest of the stuff. Get a nice even rocker/door gap and the rest almost lines itself up as you re-assemble. Make sense?
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yea,the subframe is just now going back under the car I had it powder coated,should I use jack stands,or do I need to have the car a rolling chasis on level ground?
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