The continued Cadillac mission


Final publish I used to be within the strategy of chopping up the 2007 Cadillac to be built-in into the 41, that was accomplished and all of the elements had been saved besides the outer sheet steel. The image beneath present the roof being reduce off, entrance and rear clip are gone leaving the middle part and hearth wall of the ground pan.

The ongoing Cadillac project

 The “B” pillars had been reduce off and the aspect rails shall be reduce when being match to the body so the 41 physique mounts might be hooked up to the body. It was lowered onto the body and the body and pan marked the place cuts have to be made.

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 The highest of the X member held the pan up 2″ to excessive so it was reduce down.

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 With the pan setting flat on the body there have been a few locations simply behind the hearth wall that body needed to be reduce out to make room for the decrease helps of the uni-body.

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 With the 07 ground pans in place, however not hooked up, the 41 ground pans and hearth wall needed to be eliminated

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 I made cross braces to carry the physique collectively whereas chopping out the previous  and becoming the brand new pans.

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 I used 3/16 plate to make plates that had been bolted to the 8 door hinge mounts Then 1″ sq. tube for the entrance and a pair of” sq. tube for the middle.

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 The fireplace wall and heart ground pans are reduce out.

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 If you happen to click on on the image to enlarge it you may see the rust injury on the rockers .

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 The rear ground pan, again of the again seat space and trunk pan had been additionally eliminated. I linked the hoist straps to six locations to carry the physique form.

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 The 41 physique was lowered onto the 07 ground pans to start out the reduce and match course of. The plan is to get all this match collectively then take it aside and ship the 41 physique and its elements out for media blasting earlier than I begin welding it collectively.

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