Thanks, that's kind of what I'm thinking at this point. Get them as close as I can knowing there will be some goober welds here and there. After the under coat who the hell will know?Glad you are back on it!
I didn't install mine, the bodywork guys did. Mine were not fitted 100% flush, and welded in multiple spots along their length on the floor, but they were not 100% welded. At first this really bugged me, but (a) you can't see it and (b) they are still just as stiff.
So really, some of the stuff you will be doing is cosmetic and only seen by someone laying on their back under your car rather than functional.
Your stressing to much, get them close them tack them in the tight spots that fit the way you want then lightly hammer the floor down to them. Easy and you'll never be able to tell as long as you don't beat dents in it.Jesus F@cking Christ! I figured I would dust off this old thread today as I was finally able to start work on the car today. I can't believe it has been over 2 years since I last posted. I realize most of you guys have given up on me but the flame still burns.
Spent most of the day fitting the US Car Tools sub-frame connectors. When they said a little grinding on the high spots may be needed and they weren't shitting. Spent about 6 hours today just on the driver side. Factory floor pans and it's never been in a wreck. Pretty shitty fit out of the box in my opinion. yes, I ordered the right ones.
Anybody else out there work with these? I realize there are other threads out there but nothing that sheds light on the level of effort to fit them. Trying to get them within 1/16th of an inch along the entire length if I can, maybe I'm being too **** retentive? I hate welding over too much space.
Moving sloooow here for anyone who is till following this thread but gaining a little momentum since I started this thread. In the process of mocking up the body before we weld the frame rail connectors in. I realize I probably don't need to do it but a very good friend and body shop owner suggested I do it as the car has been apart for 12 years and the body work was done in pieces. Below are pics of the passenger side. Fitting together well, at least good enough to weld the rails in. We'll tear it back apart to paint the hidden surfaces after the rails are in.
I will start another thread on this topic as I doubt this build gets little exposure but does anyone have a blowapart diagram of which fasteners go where on the fenders? The fender bolts are pretty obvious but the stud and nut fasteners are what's confusing me. Any intel would be appreciated. After all, it has been a while since I tore it down and the pictures I took obviously aren't as good as I thought.
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Thanks Hawk, your first pic along with a response on the other thread I started just for this cleared it all up. I only have one fastener left over now.
Hello TH. Glad to see you're still breathing. The young man in the pics is my youngest and is responsible for kicking me in the @ss to get going on this project. He has been bitten by the bug and we're currently bartering with a family member between a 73 Chally and a 71 Duster for his first car. I'll keep you all posted on how that one shakes out.Glad to see you are still making progress