The body is temporarily placed on the frame to see how it is coming.
Don’t drool to hard looking at these pics 🙂
The body is placed on it to see how things are going. Just imagine what this thing is going to be capable of considering the power to weight ratio. I know it looks terrible with all the old grease and rust on it but first things first. I have to make sure it runs good and is halfway controllable before I go and powder coat and paint everything that isn’t chrome. I will probably drive it looking about this dirty this summer just so I can cut and weld on it and get everything right before stripping it down in the fall and cleaning and painting the whole thing.
One thing we have decided is that the gas tank will be better in the back. we are going to use 1/8 inch aluminum to build a tank and go for around 16 gallons in size. The caddy rotors are the wrong bolt pattern, they were 5 on 5 and centerline doesn’t make the rims like I had on the car in that size. I had to take the hubs and rotors over to the machine shop and get them to drill them out to the standard Chevy 5 on 4.75 pattern. I will have to order new back rims with a 7 3/4 backspacing to put the wheels in the same spot they are now, I will wait till after the hubs are on and the body is completed before ordering the rims to make sure of how they will fit.
The rear trans mount is going to have to be cut off. It sticks out to far and will be in the way. We came up with a good way to move the mount to the top of the old mount bracket. It will be done soon hopefully and you can see pictures of it in a few days. It will also give me a nice solid place to mount the oil and trans coolers. I hope in the next few days the rest of the roll bar will be done and the chassis will be near completed.