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Anybody else run into this problem? I am pretty sure on the last 2 coupes I built this mount was much closer to the body than this one is. Its about 1.5 inches away and also welded very crooked. Really dont think I should be sucking the body down that far. I guess I will need to see how the windshiled fits before I tackle this problem. BTW the body is all the way down on the door sills, so thats not an issue.
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Mike,
Is the front of the body all the way down and seated good? The A pillar frame and crossbar fit very snug into the body across the top of the windshield. I have an old grey body(car, not personal).

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Hi Mike

I had to make one of these...

It may never matter but I made it so that I would be able to undo the body from the frame without having to remove the windshield. Others have done the same or similar.

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Mike,
I went over and shot mine, as I said, it's a grey bodied coupe.

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body mount

I have a black body #328 and the pad was a lot closer to the body than that. Maybe 1/2 inch tops. The body may not be down on the sills all the way or the roof may be warped somewhat. If you pull the body down will it follow the windshield contour or is there s dip in that spot?
 

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I had about a 3/4" gap on mine, plus it was behind the windshield lip. Yours looks to stick out past the lip. I used two short pieces of 1/2" dia. pvc pipe with 1-1/4" long button head tek screws.
 

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Black body 341, about 3/8, made a plastic spacer and long rivets
 

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I have a black body, and mine was almost 2" out. Had to insert a sizable spacer. The body won't go any lower as it is resting firmly on the door sills. Also, the cut-outs for the door hinges lined up relatively well, so I figured it must be problem with the frame mount, not the body. I couldn't cinch it down too much, as that would then prevent the windshield from fitting in.
 

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Mike, mine looks the same way. I was planning on using a spacer to prevent warping the windshield frame. I have the black fiberglass body style.

My body is sitting on the sills also and the rear window frame is as far down as it will go on to the chassis. Most everything fits well except for the windshield upper frame.


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Mine was the same, but I found that the roll bar on the drivers side was too high and prevented the body from sitting down. I had to cut the front to rear roll bar piece on the drivers side and use a chain pull to bend the roll bar down. Once I did that the spacer got closer. I decided to make my own mount that had an integral mount for a rear view mirror. I cut out the old one and welded on a new one.

 

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Glad Im not alone on this. My body is sitting on the door sills and the nose to body seam looks good. I am sure the body si where its supposed to be. On another note, I had almost no door issues. I rand out of slot length on the driver side so I just put spacers behind the hinge mount to make up the difference.
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I'm getting close to body mounting, and I couldn't even find any info in the manual about this top mount. Did i miss it??? What are people using for the mounts, counter sunk bolts???

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Manual sucks for this
I got help from Mark Dougherty. Mine was close and I used 3/16 rivets. The forward trunk lip gets some also.
 

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I ran into the same problem. People kept telling me my body wasn't all the way down, even though it was. People kept telling me "that's normal" even though it isn't. Mine was off my nearly 2 inches. I could actually fit my fist between them. I wasn't going to make a 2 inch spacer.

I cut my rollbar in the center, bent it up, added a small amount of material to maintain the spacing, and welded it all back together. The weld is stronger than the original material, and now my rollbar fits. Additionally, it raises my rear view mirror (a good thing) and now the rollbar doesn't hang down into my line of sight anymore, either.

Now i have a 1/8" gap.
 

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I'm guessing I had about 3/4" gap. Used rivnuts, counter sunk screws and a couple pieces of 3/8" plastic glued together. While it looks like you could see this through the windshield the black boarder on the glass hides it.





 

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Hi guys
the coupe frame the mounts you are showing were not consistant at all.
Most have had to have a spacer or be cut off and a new bracket made.
It is good we have this forum to to bounce ideas off. this way people know they are not alone.

Later
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It is good we have this forum to to bounce ideas off. this way people know they are not alone.
Without this forum I would not be building my Coupe!!

John
 
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