Lil Red - SJ restoration - Body Mounts
Just a quick update.
Whilst seemlingly small this is an important milestone. Having painted the doors, tailgate and window frame parts separately. The time has come to join the body back to the chassis.
Early in the build the body was separated from the chassis to facilitate access to the corroded areas, although the previous pictures show the body apparently on the chassis, it was only loosely fitted and some of you may have noticed the apparent "lean" that that generated.
The time has arrived to weld the wings back onto the car and an important part of this is ensuring that the panels all line up, any panel gaps are even and all the shut lines line up.
Therefore the body needs bolting back onto the chassis so the panel alignment can be accurate.
Here are some of the body mount parts being cleaned and painted.
They were Soda balsted to clean them up and then painted to protect them.
Hopefully the next pictures will be the wings going on..........