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post #45 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
Paul L
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Test Fitting - Part 3:
Then the frame came off, the drill came out & the frame holes were done.





With the frame back on the chassis, the seat belt holes lined up nicely.
( Chassis on left, frame on right, not easy to see with black on black. )



Although on the driver's side, I ended up notching out the hole as it was very thin at the edge.



Then I put some tape on the chassis and marked the holes that need to be drilled in it.



I then fitted the floors and marked up where I need to trim the overhang along the frame edge.



I also marked up where I need to make a notch for the seat belts mounts.



I will mark the holes where the bolts through the frame are going another day.
( As I should have done this when the frame was off. )

I also removed the sections from the wheel arches I had previously bent out of the way.



Obviously there is a lot of tidying up and re-painting to do before final fitting.

Unfortunately there is no way I can lift the frame, floors & rear arches by myself.
So I attempted to guide the arches into place with the frame and floor already in position.
This was seriously hard work on my own and you can see the "scars" in the paintwork.



But the good news is that my "Scooby Doo" sandwich of chassis, frame, floors & arches seems to work.
And the seat belt holes will be accessible through all the layers.



Then, when I put the body back on to tidy up for the night, it was actually starting to look a bit like a car inside.

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