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3" re-location front mount photos #2579015
11/16/18 02:22 AM
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Anyone have photos of this? Doing this on a 72 A body, with slides on the rear. some rear photos would be helpful too. Thanks, Matt

Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2579077
11/16/18 11:25 AM
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I can text you some tommorow pulling andys motor and tom did it to his car yrs ago pm me your number lost all my contacts

Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2579121
11/16/18 01:15 PM
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Here are some of mine. I'm using US Car Tools mounts because they are supposed to bolt in for initial alignment. HOWEVER, the original plates are so far off from the factory that I couldn't bolt them in after all. As you can see in the photos, welding up near the floor pan poses the biggest problem. I still haven't finished those welds.

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Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2579123
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Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2579125
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The first step is getting the chassis level. I used a digital level for this (measures to the 10th of a degree). I used various reference points to measure diagonally to get things square. Its kind of tough to detail everything so think it through and you'll probably do just fine. This isn't a job you want to do without a hoist though !!

Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2579179
11/16/18 02:49 PM
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I make my own boxes with adjustment for ride height. I like to fudge the housing forward some.


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Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2579201
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Support really well or cage first it can mess with the door gaps.
Doug

Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2579333
11/16/18 09:55 PM
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Good point about support. I supported the rear of the car when I cut an welded.

Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2580193
11/19/18 02:27 PM
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I also have two bars running down from my main hoop horizontal bar down thru the floor into the top plates of the C channel on mine. Modified the rear seat to go around them also.

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Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: Stanton] #2580264
11/19/18 05:14 PM
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Your Welds look nice up

Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2580500
11/20/18 03:54 AM
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I used six jack stands shimmed to level and an even load at front, just in front of hanger, and at the frame near the rear bumper.

Re: 3" re-location front mount photos [Re: VIPERDUST] #2580594
11/20/18 01:04 PM
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Jack stands ... yikes !!! Not a job I'd tackle laying on the floor !!!


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