|BOUT CLOSE AS I CAN GET HER|
Ok folks,its over with the holidays,and my fat butt needs to be moving around. Getting tired of ideas and not doing anything about them.I'm in the process of trying to bolt down the body to the frame and one side seems to be off about 1/2 ".Think this is due to maybe the body being taken off before,[more times than I can remember],and I know damm well that it had to have shifted.The reasoning behind all this is that I never really tack welded any support braces to keep everything in line before the body came off to sit around for a period of time.I feel like a real Bozo for this and I should have known better.
I been using a Porta Power trying to move the body back into its frame location.I think I have it pretty square.I took the front body mounting bolts and cut the heads off and rounded the cuts around with a grinder to look like dowls.After taken a close look I figured that I have to enlongate the body bolt holes a little to be able to access the frame locating bolt holes,This will probably be ok as long as the doors fit ok and besides,I know that others have run into this before.If not,I don't think they are being honest.Once I get this clamped and bolted down,I gonna weld some channel inside body at a few locations to keep everything in line and square.The shots of the rear end housing and distance are just about perfect and looks real good.I'm gonna weld the motor mount plates to the frame as well.We want to get this back as far as possible,with sacrificing inside room,as this will be a cruiser and Paisano needs a few creature comforts.
Anyhow,I had to cut a portion of the floor my father had made for it years ago.He's probably rollin' in his grave and cussing me up a storm,as all this was hand made and welded up with accelaline.Sorry Ol' Man,your son F**KED Up Again.
Here's a few pictures to show rear axle location and real close prox. [can't spell proximity?] of where the FE[that's Ford jargon for big block] is gonna sit.Sorry that I haven't posted sooner on this site.I have running errands for Father Joe,[he says I'm his favorite].YIPPIE!!!!
|PRETTY MUCH DEAD ON 112"|
|HOW CAN PAISANO ENTERTAIN HIS BEER DRINKIN' FRIENDS AT THE FLYIN WOP'S ROD SHOP AND DISCO PALACE WITHOUT A PROPER COCTAILTABLE.|
MADE IT FROM SOME SCRAP PARTS AND PLYWOOD