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Need Source for Front Sheet Metal Position Info

With the passenger side shock tower removed, new front inner fender and radiator support mocked up in place, I need a resource for position information to confirm the sheet metal is properly located. Is there a source that professional body shops use to locate the panels when rebuilding a wrecked car? This is the kind of resource I am looking for. The sub-frame is properly positioned checking both level and square before welding it in. Now I have to get the inner fenders and radiator support properly positioned so that the fender, grill, hood support and latch, etc. all fit correctly when assembled.

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Received Controls Pack for 2nd Gen Coyote with 6R80 AT

Fedex brought me a present yesterday afternoon, the Ford Performance Controls Pack for 2nd Gen Coyote with 6R80 AT. I did a quick inventory and all looks to be present. I would like to add that I purchased the Controls Pack through Mike at Levittown Ford Parts. There price was better than other distributors by $150 with free shipping. Mike kept me in the loop all through the purchase cycle as FP delayed shipping twice.



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Love the build.

Interesting that you used the Max jax and the engine hoist to get the frame in place. I have the same lift. Works really really well.

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Interesting that you used the Max jax and the engine hoist to get the frame in place. I have the same lift. Works really really well.
To get the body level on the lift, I found I needed some method of leveling the body. Don't know if it is a characteristic of the Max Jax lifts, but mine does not lift evenly from side to side, even at maximum lift height. So I found that BendPak sells adjustable lift pads for two post lifts that do fit on the Max Jax arms. They work well and gave me about 2" of adjustability at each pad. The adjustable pads are limited to 2" because there is no hole in the Max Jax lift arm as there is in a Bend Pak model. Once the body was leveled on the lift, it was easy to get the sub-frame in place, aligned, level and square. I got my set of adjustable lift pads from Summit, just added the link below to show a picture.

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I think there's always a bit of difference in when the lift arms move. On my 4 post, the rear starts moving up just a hair after the front starts. There's probably some way to make adjustments to get it perfect, but it's close enough.

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To get the body level on the lift, I found I needed some method of leveling the body. Don't know if it is a characteristic of the Max Jax lifts, but mine does not lift evenly from side to side, even at maximum lift height. So I found that BendPak sells adjustable lift pads for two post lifts that do fit on the Max Jax arms. They work well and gave me about 2" of adjustability at each pad. The adjustable pads are limited to 2" because there is no hole in the Max Jax lift arm as there is in a Bend Pak model. Once the body was leveled on the lift, it was easy to get the sub-frame in place, aligned, level and square. I got my set of adjustable lift pads from Summit, just added the link below to show a picture.

https://jmcautomotiveequipment.com/b...receiver-each/

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Mine doesn't lift perfectly even either. The delay is about 1/2 a second or so it seems between clunks of the stops. At the top it seems level enough :dunno:

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I guess one would say that the imbalance on movement of the lift arms is a Dannmar feature, no exta charge! I did not want to spend an additional $240 for the adjustable lift pads, however the ability to get the car body leveled on the lift is priceless. I have to chalk that expenditure up to be just one of many purchases that I did not know I would need to make when starting this project. That said, next tool purchase will be a rotisserie.

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Question on Front Inner Fender Panel to Radiator Support Alignment

On my 1970 Mach 1, I am replacing the front inner fender panels on both sides as well as the radiator support. Please take a look at the two pictures below regarding the alignment of the front inner fender panel to the radiator support. In the first picture you are looking at the driver's side. Note that the two ovals holes in the panels align. The second picture shows the alignment of the front inner fender panel and the radiator support. Note in this picture the holes sort of align, but the hole in the fender panel will not align the same, I cannot move it forward to center the two holes as with the driver's side, what gives? Is this normal or is it identifying the panels are not aligned in the same way? The replacement sheet metal is Dynacorn, which I thought would provide a better fit without issues. Maybe this is normal, just checking with you experts out there.





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I haven't found any aftermarket panels that don't require some form of beating/bending/trimming to fit. Don't go by the holes...make sure the measurements are right...then trim the holes with a dremel tool with the small carbide grinding bit.

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I haven't found any aftermarket panels that don't require some form of beating/bending/trimming to fit. Don't go by the holes...make sure the measurements are right...then trim the holes with a dremel tool with the small carbide grinding bit.
I used the alignment holes as a quick guide but didn't depend on them. I used my old before measurements, and did a lot of linear and diagonal measurements to verify square and depended upon actual numbers rather than ends of the sheetmetal or punched holes.

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A lot of guys around here have built a rotisserie out of wood. I think the cost is about $100.
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A lot of guys around here have built a rotisserie out of wood. I think the cost is about $100.
Now that is something id be interested in building...

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A lot of guys around here have built a rotisserie out of wood. I think the cost is about $100.
I can see someone building a wheel dolly out of wood, but not a rotisserie. I will need the ability of rotate the body for access underneath when media blasting and painting, something that I would not attempt to do with a wooden structure.

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I can see someone building a wheel dolly out of wood, but not a rotisserie. I will need the ability of rotate the body for access underneath when media blasting and painting, something that I would not attempt to do with a wooden structure.

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I have seen some pictures of rotisseries made of wood and I don't know that I would completely trust them but the ones I have seen here are actually big half or quarter wheels with the car between and you turn the whole thing. They look pretty solid. Google wooden rotisserie and there are a bunch of pictures.

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