Saturday-Sunday 1/10/04 - 1/11/04
I didn't hear from the "frame guy" until Wednesday, he had it finished by Friday.
I went and picked it up Friday afternoon. It looks straight. It doesn't rock on the floor like a rocking chair anymore.
I put all the body mounts in the correct holes. I was going to use small pieces of wood in place of the mounts temporarily to make everything solid while I did the body work.
I changed my mind and chose to use the rubber body mounts for now.
The frame was slid under the body and I used a floor jack to raise it up to the body in the front.
Then I loosely installed the front mount bolts and rubber biscuits.
I moved the jack to the rear and did the same thing.
All the holes lined up! This doesn't seem right! How could that happen. I double checked...Yup they all line up.
Must be dumb luck, it's certainly not clean living!
I tightened all the body mounts and adjusted the floorpan supports where needed. Everything was then screwed together real tightly.
I turned my attention the trunk area.
I wanted to get the trunk lid properly adjusted before I cut any more metal out.
No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get it adjusted, either the gaps at the top were too wide or at the bottom.
I think the lid is bent. I measured it every way to Sunday and it seems ok. Very frustrating!
Then I started looking real hard at the trunk lid. I removed the old weather-strip and realized that this lid needs to be replaced regardless of whether it's straight or not.
Now I've gotta try and find a trunk lid. I hope I can find one locally so I don't have to pay outrageous shipping costs and I can examine it personally before I put down my hard earned cash.
Anyone wanna donate one for the cause? Just kidding.
In the meantime I intend on putting the doors back on, adjust and shim where needed and then start the patch work on the drivers side rear quarter.
See ya next weekend.
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