BUILD THREAD Nothing Special build thread

Flyers9928

Flyers9928

Master Mechanic
Jul 30, 2014
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Mercersburg Pa
This is more of a during, almost an after! Welder is doing a little better. But it’s not at the same time. I have a little more grinding and about 3 spots to touch up!
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Flyers9928

Flyers9928

Master Mechanic
Jul 30, 2014
296
63
Mercersburg Pa
Also got the trunk floor wire wheeled and primed, and got my tank straps and fuel lines painted. As soon as I seem seal and bed coat the trunk floor above the tank, I can install the new sending unit and rubber lines and it will run again. Then on to body mounts!
 

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Flyers9928

Flyers9928

Master Mechanic
Jul 30, 2014
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63
Mercersburg Pa
So I was tired of grinding welds so I decided to knock out the body mounts. I just did the ones on the rad support and the 3 under the passenger compartment. I got VERY lucky as these all came loose! No rust or broken cage nuts ( at least here). The bolts in the # 3 position looked new except for the heads!The only problem I had was lifting the body. I made one of these after reading how to’s here.
 

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Flyers9928

Flyers9928

Master Mechanic
Jul 30, 2014
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Mercersburg Pa
So my problems started here. The wood kept compressing an slipping. I dented the rockers a little on both sides. It really started to piss me off. So I came up with this -
 

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Flyers9928

Flyers9928

Master Mechanic
Jul 30, 2014
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Mercersburg Pa
It’s a cut down t-bar fence post. It worked wonderfully! No slippage, the tabs on the bottom kept it centered on jack and no deflection, it just worked!
 
Flyers9928

Flyers9928

Master Mechanic
Jul 30, 2014
296
63
Mercersburg Pa
Next weekend I’ll start on the ones under the trunk. Only 1 bolt and cage nut are there, on the drivers side rear. I have to put a frame washer on the passenger side behind the rear tire, and cut the floor in the trunk to replace the cage nuts. I have frame washers and cage nuts. I also had the new bolt kit from Mikes Montes. Quality kit right there. Here is the kit I used and pic of the mounts and a few bolts.
 

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