Chapter 6 – Body Fixing Holes

Posted: January 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

Time to mark out and drill all the holes for mounting the body down to the chassis, first the body was squared up on the chassis by taking measurements from string lines at each wheel arch back to a fixed point on the chassis, i used the hubs and parts of the chassis for double checking.

Happy it was as close as it could be (give or take a mm or so) a couple of holes were drilled so the body could be clamped in place with the seatbelt eye bolts. Then the forward 4 x bolt holes were drilled to bolt the steel scuttle hoop (bonded into the body at the factory) down to the chassis this was done by drilling up through tubes welded to the chassis where the bolts would fit into.

Now happy that the body was firmly clamped in place 180 or so holes were marked out and drilled into which the rivets would be put a bit later on (Managed to do all the holes with the same drill bit! – had to resharpen it a few times though!)

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