When the rear finish meeting was bolted in place; the rear suspension’s arms within the up place, had been very near the body so I made the choice to “C” notch it. The remainder of the rear meeting elements match previous the body and into the physique, and the trunk flooring pans needed to be made .


 Earlier than I took the physique off the body the trunk needed to be fabricated and I began by welding 3/4 X 3/4 sq. tube to the physique helps at the back and front of the trunk.


 All of the rusted metallic was minimize away.

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 Proper and left aspect with all of the sq. tube in place.

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 A paper sample was product of 1/2 of the trunk flooring as that’s all that will match by means of the trunk opening as the brand new flooring pan is 4′ X 5′.

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 Then a 18 gauge metal flooring pan was minimize utilizing the paper sample with holes drilled in it for spot welding to the tube helps.

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 Completed flooring pan with the brand new trunk latch field (on the rear).

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 Proper and left sides of the completed flooring pan.

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 That is the trunk latch field earlier than. 

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 That is the earlier than and after latch field meeting.


 As soon as the trunk was accomplished the body notch for suspension clearance could possibly be accomplished.

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 These two photos are of the left aspect displaying the higher arm hitting the body.

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 That is the correct aspect with marks on the body the place it must be notched. The marks on the wheel properly is the place it is going to be minimize to take away as a lot of the 41 rust as attainable.

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 Physique being faraway from body.

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 Body with marks the place it must be notched.

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 A brace was constructed from Unistrut and bolted to the body in 4 carry the back and front in place when the body is minimize.

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 Then a cardboard sample was made with the three” notch.

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 The primary piece of the body 1/8″ metallic was welded in place on the alternative aspect from the assist then the body minimize and eliminated.

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 Proper aspect with flooring stands beneath body for added assist.

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 Two photos of the finished proper aspect now for the left.

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 Similar course of was used on the left aspect you’ll be able to see the eliminated piece of body that’s moved up and reused within the notch meeting.

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 Each aspect plates and the reused piece of body bolted and clamped in place to be welded. Filler plates can be made, back and front, to finish the meeting.

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 One other angle of the to be welded meeting.


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 Above and beneath is the finished body notch.

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The physique on the rotisserie. 

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 These two photos present the rear wheel wells with the surplus 41 rusty metallic minimize away and the welding completed together with the underside of the ground pans.

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 With the physique on the rotisserie and the body beneath the hoist the subsequent step is to color all of the naked metallic with self etching primer then spray the beneath aspect of the physique and wheel wells with mattress liner materials.

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