Yes , all cockpit aluminum should be installed before the body is put on except the two pieces (one on each side) that go under the doors. If you trial fit the body then you can proceed to final install the two under the door panels. You can actually lay down the carpeting as well before the body goes on for good.
[ June 13, 2002, 04:32 AM: Message edited by: d isham ]
Go figure this topic would come up today...
I've been fighting/installing my rear cockpit alum all night. Got the Pass side finished... tomorrow the drivers.
My car is one of the red-haired step-child Mark 1.5s with the alum of the MarkII but I had to make my own backbone.
Most of my troubles so far are that I nipped and tucked the rear for 315s, aformentioned backbone, and side impact/outrigger supports under the doors. All have had some impact on aluminum construction.
It's all good...
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