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Old 05-10-2012, 12:02 PM
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Thanks for the replies, guys. If the only way to get around this problem is to trim the body parts I'm going to be pretty upset with Chassis Engineering because I've read a lot about their kit and never heard then mention once cutting the body was necessary.

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Brandon, hope you are not thinking that your build is going to be some kind of cake walk. You are soon to discover that turning a 75 year old car into something of a modern ride will require some cutting/welding and adapting.
Your "problem" that you have encountered is a very minor one indeed. Because you are changing the dimensions of your suspension with a modern type, you must realize that you are fitting a square into a round hole and something must give. Take a look at the pictures I am sending you, hopefully they will load and you will see about how much you will need to cut your doghouse and the inner fender pieces. It does not take much, and you will want to not remove more metal than is necessary as a tighter fit will keep the road elements from spraying onto your engine compartment. I cut mine twice before I removed enough. Keep in mind that none of this is really visible without sticking your head into a tight place. If the photos do not load here, I will put them into my project journal. Remember, in through the nose and out through the mouth.
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Hey Brandon, hope I did not seem like some kind of jerk with you on this. I just took the time to look through your build journel and was very impressed with what you and your wife have done so far. Your will no doubt end up with a great safe car in the end. I have been through much of what you are doing here, so if I can help in any way just ask. Good luck!
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Thanks, I may take you up on that offer as I always have tons of questions.

The reason I call this a problem isn't any difficulty involved, it's that I prefer to cut as little sheet metal as possible.
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Inner fenders

Can someone post pics of the front inner fender/splash guard on how they mount to the body and frame? Thanks in advance.
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Hey Leakie, the inner fender panel attatches to the edge of the fender and creates the lip that blocks the space below the hood sides at the fender. You will see how the small bolt holes line up. as for the firewall edge and the bottom above the frame, you can buy repo foam pieces that will attached to the inner fender panel. it is intended to just "float" at these points only being attached to the fender. Originally felt or rubber was riveted on to these two spots. Good Luck!
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Thanks for the quick reply spacytracy! So they don't attach to the firewall or frame, just to the fender/grill shell. How snug do they fit to the firewall? Does the foam or weatherstrip make it a tight fit or is there some play to it?
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Mine is about 3/8" from the firewall and about 1/8" above the frame. Did not make sense to me when I built my car, but I guess there is enough movement that engineers deemed it necessary to make it float.
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Well, news here is I just got my gas tank I had made in.



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Just got the body set back on for mock up





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Good luck vetteman, I hope it goes well!
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Looks very nice! nice car cant wait to see the end result
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more 37 Chevrolet flatback pics.

Thanks Matt for your reply

I have used most of the replacement parts that you have. They all worked ok with lot's of fitting as you well know. Changing from an LT1 with a performace 700R4 to a LS1 engine and transmission hope that I do not have to relocate the transmission mount.
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