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Old 04-12-2018, 07:57 PM
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I think its only me and you here.

Thats all good as long as the body had proper dimensions when you started building the jig. I would want to establish a good center line and take an insanely lot of comparative measurements side-to-side. Thats about all you can do.

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I think this is related to my original topic.

Would it be smart to install my cage in the body when I get the rockers complete? I would only do the main hoop, halo, and door bars. I would weld in the down bars that go into the trunk when I set the car on the ground with the rear end in. At this time I would also install the bars that go through the firewall that bolt up to the bars that go down and attach to the subframe by the core support. Basically, right now only do components that are isolated to the body. There is an ease of access factor right now since I can pull the roof.


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Remove the top to put the cage in..
That is what we did back in the day with the race cars but then they only had to look good from 50 feet.

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Old 04-13-2018, 04:00 AM
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I think this is a really good idea. Am I off base? .
You're only off if you didn't check how the door fits before jigging it up.

Also, from the flat part of the sill where your jig is to the edge under the door may be slightly different on the replacement rocker panel. Check it.

That's all I got.
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Tear down on the PS full rocker started today. Got the outer off. Now I have to drill spot welds out of the inner flange that's still connected to the floor pan, grind welds, and pry the thing off.

Hopefully this side goes without incident, and I don't have to bother you guys so much this time around. Maybe I'll be a little better and a little quicker at it this time. Praying and keeping my fingers crossed that that's the case anyway!


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I have weld beads all over the floor in this car that pretty well so suck. They're tough, but they're not dressewd properly and look like crap. The floor was painted in rust bullet and then painted on top of that with a cheap epoxy primer. On top of the welds I put seam sealer. The joints are all good...it's just those darn looks.

I ripped the fatmat sound deadener material out because it smelled when the car got running and heated it up to the point where I think it stuck on our clothes and because I wanted to make these welds look good. Now that I'm about ready to do it I. Thinking there is no point and it's only to satisfy myself in my head. I'm just gonna waste tons of time and money on abrasives. What would you guys do?

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