The gutted 41 physique was match to the body with the 07 flooring pans and hearth wall in place.


 The 07 again seat was put in place and match however the foot properly is somewhat excessive.

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 The 41 entrance fenders, radiator / grill assist had been bolted in place and some changes needed to be made for the entrance fender match on the 07 shock towers and wheel wells.

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 I needed to made room for the 07 radiator & condenser within the 41 grill assist with out transferring the grill or any of the entrance of the 41 parts.

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 Above and beneath present the brand new radiator assist brackets that I fabricated, the 2 holes within the entrance body horns are the unique location the 2 nearer to the cross member are the brand new location.

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 The radiator was set in place and the higher and decrease hoses to the engine had been tried and match.

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 The edges, high and backside of the grill assist needed to be minimize away to suit over the radiator then filler items match and welded in to maintain the form and assist the hood latch meeting.

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 I regarded on the shock tower cross assist that I had made and it regarded prefer it would possibly hit the hood.

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 The hood was lowered into place and positive sufficient it hit the cross brace and held the hood up about 2″.

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 I used to be capable of crawl in via the fireplace wall space to achieve the brace and scribe it to the hood form to know the place to chop it. The brace was eliminated, minimize down and reinstalled and the hood now suits.

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 I used to be Craig’s Listing for Cadillac elements and got here throughout this 07 rebuilt 4.6 V8 lengthy block with solely the bolt on accent’s lacking for $900.00 {that a} fellow had purchased for his venture 7 years in the past and should promote it , with a engine stand, as he offered the venture automotive and is transferring to a smaller place. Went to Phoenix the following day and acquired it.

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 The physique and flooring pans had been faraway from the 41 body.

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 Further braces had been made and the physique mounted on to the dolly that I made so it could possibly be transported to Henderson NV. to be media blasted.

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 Not a lot left of the 41 flooring pans, hearth wall or trunk that needed to be supported to maintain its form.

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 With the engine eliminated extra helps had been made to assist the entrance suspension and shock towers. Above is the passenger aspect and beneath the drivers aspect that additionally reveals the place the steering will probably be linked.

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 Helps from the body to the shock towers / entrance wheel wells had been fabricated and put in.

image of the 07 entrance subframe mounting bolts ,2 of 6, on the underside of  the 41 body.

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 With the added helps completed the entrance suspension and shock towers had been eliminated that left simply the body to be patched, floor and ready for paint.

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The body was mounted on the rotisserie and 1 gallon of chassis semi gloss black ordered. Subsequent posting I’ll begin the end work, ship to physique to Henderson and begin the physique rust restoration.


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