? , I got the car on jack stands ,level and the rear compartment supported.
I have removed the wheel tubes completly and cut the lip off the frame rails to provide that little bit of extra tire clearence. I went back and welded the rails back together where I removed the lip. I cut the rails at the front spring support and installed the leaf spring boxes and welded them in. I even beefed it up some where they go in. I installed new quarter skins before doing the rails and the quarters fit and turned out very nice and straight.
Now i can push down at the trunk jamb around the hinge area and I can see some flexing of the rear compartment. I can see the quarter skins flexing just a little at the tire opening. I cant move it much but there is some flexing that is noticed.
Roll bars are comming . I hope this is normal and the bars will make it more ridged.
Just wanting to know before continuing own.