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05-30-2011 09:25 PM Frame notching 3
Of cours,e the frame notching intereferes withthe mounting of the power steering pump. To keep a pseudo "oem" look and, more importantly, to keep the bolt head from being in the way I recessed the mounting hole for this.

I used another bold to locate it and tack welded it to my recessed plate. Then removed it and welded it on the inside so I could radius it on the outside for a consistent look.


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05-30-2011 09:22 PM Frame notching 2
I recycled the piece of frame rail I had cut out up front and relocated it further back in.


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05-30-2011 09:20 PM Frame notching 1
This weekend I notched my frame to make room for the 17x9.5 rims to fit in the front and have a full range of steering. To keep my frame from becoming fragile, I reinforced the frame inside with 2 ribs on each side. I was able to recycle & re use my old corssmember plates I had cut from the frame when I modified it for the LS engine. I also added two tubes on the passenger side to provide additional support for the idler arm. I also feel good knowing that I've already reinforced the frame in this area in preparation for my engine mounts. With the tubular mounts installed they will box this area in so I think with all this in place the frame should be OK.


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05-22-2011 10:07 PM front wheels
I had a couple of hours today so I borrowed my old wheels from my neighbor to see how they would fit on my car. Well, they didn't. It's a good thing I am planning to use a different wheel. I was thinking about the American Racing 200s wheel (17x9.5 front) and (17x11 rear). I like the retro look, but I need to talk to someone who knows about these wheels. If they're crap or won't clear the brakes I want then I'll need to keep looking. But this was a good lesson to see and determine the sizes that will fit and what modifications I'll need to do to make these work. I knew that I would need to modify/ rebuild the inner fenders but it looks like I'll be notching the frame rails, too. Hope to get to that next weekend...


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05-20-2011 10:44 PM rear window drainage 2
more pics of the tubes


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