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Question about removing body from chassis

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jersey Joe 67, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 427

    Jersey Joe 67
    from J Town

    Getting ready to remove the body from the chassis of my 31 Tudor. All glass is installed in car. I will be using an electronic hoist i just purchased and a strap.
    My question is, should i brace the body from the inside to keep it from flexing and possibly cracking the glass?
    If so how would you recommend doing so?

    I am going to transfer the body to a dolly i made and look into having her soda blasted.

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  2. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,937

    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    Remove the glass PRIOR to unbolting the body-no risk of broken glass from movement-, since your goal is to have the body blasted. Depending on how serious the rust is, I'd remove any interior that's left, and cross brace the B posts atleast. If you're replacing rockers or floors, I'd brace the A to B posts as well!
    hope that helps!

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  3. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,874


    I agree with pimpin paint,for shure do some bracing,you don't want to tweak your body.Especially if your doors etc. already line up good.

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