Friday, December 31, 2010

Mounting the Body to the Chassis

It's time to fit the body to the chassis.  We want to do this so we can check the fit on the doors, drip rails, hood, trim pieces, etc.  We will basically assemble the car, verify everything fits, then disassemble for paint.  In this picture I've drained the cooling fluid and removed several pieces on the chassis so the body can be installed.

Using the electric winch and body straps, we lifted the body off of the body dolly.

Ausy Pete, these are the shortened straps I told you about.  They work great.

We were very careful not to scratch the fresh paint in the engine compartment.

Minor modifications were needed because of the side exhaust.

The body was shimmed then bolted down tight.  It looks great!

Happy New Year!

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