|Charlie Chops 1940 wrote:|
|I hate trying to put all the body bolts and nuts in by myself, and also hate calling for help. On the '32 build I also wanted to step-box the frame. I know that a lot of guys just eld a big nut up inside the frame and leave it at that. My experience with that is that I always seem to have to adjust a body hole afterwards.
I made up a bunch of 1/4" blanks 1-1/2" X 2" and beveled one long side to fit the inside upper corner of the frame rails.
I then drilled a 3/8" hole on either side of each body mount hole.
I clamped the blank inside the frame, cranked up the amps and rosette welded the blanks.
I will grind the welds smooth and when I reset the body I will center-punch each body mount hole for drilling and tapping. Centering each tapped hole under each body mounting hole will then allow for minor adjustment ofthe body as might be required.
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