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How do I channel this 31 Plymouth coupe?

Hi, I am just getting started on this and have never channeled a car before. I would like to drop the body down so the lower edge is an inch or 2 above the bottom of the framerails.
What is the proceedure? What about the frame sticking out the rear? Also, the bottom front of the cowl is about 1/8" narrower on each side than the frame. What do I do about that? I suppose I will need to cut the radiator/grill shell down to match the height of the cowl, is that right?
BTW, in this picture, (see attachement) there is no rear suspension. The frame is sitting right on the axel housing. I plan to use parallel leaf at all 4 corners.
Thanks, Joel
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The classic way is to simply (easier said than done!) cut out the floor and weld it back in the body higher. Weld in a flange of sheet metal in the door openings to cover. The grille can either be lowered or cut depending on the look you want. The 1/8" interference at the cowl is just one of the many little problems that must be solved. Frame ends can either be bobbed and hidden in the body or the body notched so the stock bumper can be used. There is no right or wrong way to do most of it as long as it is safe and you like the result.
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