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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 10:09 AM
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What Caper50 is talking about: The front (A) should be 11 1/8". The rear (B) should be 13 3/8".
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No guys I was not aware of that. When I was searching this site about taking these measurements I read some debate about the accuracy of the Liskey diagram but not that specifically. That is definitely something I will revisit.
I did these measurements back in July and was going off memory so I went out to the shop and found the notepad I was recording them on. I do see now that all three cars measured 7 to 7 1/4" at the spring bracket which Liskey has at 6.5", and the rail/floor support intersection were at all around 6 7/8" to 7 1/8" which Liskey has at 6". Curiously the crossmember area measured around 13" just as Liskey does.
Since all 3 cars were consistent I assumed all was ok, and I guess still may be. But next step will be to remeasure using the correct starting points.
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No guys I was not aware of that. When I was searching this site about taking these measurements I read some debate about the accuracy of the Liskey diagram but not that specifically. That is definitely something I will revisit.
I did these measurements back in July and was going off memory so I went out to the shop and found the notepad I was recording them on. I do see now that all three cars measured 7 to 7 1/4" at the spring bracket which Liskey has at 6.5", and the rail/floor support intersection were at all around 6 7/8" to 7 1/8" which Liskey has at 6". Curiously the crossmember area measured around 13" just as Liskey does.
Since all 3 cars were consistent I assumed all was ok, and I guess still may be. But next step will be to remeasure using the correct starting points.
Thanks for the help.
I am having the same problem as you. Exactly the same problem. Mine is on a 1967 though. What did you end up finding was the issue?
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This is probably too late to help lowlyslows, but I'll make this post hoping it may help someone in the future.
The radiator support was indeed "low" on the car. My mistake was using the export brace as my only reference. The export brace did not drop right in, but needed some prying, which is not unusual. I believe this created a tension that was pushing foward on the shock towers, so that when I removed the toe boards and floor pan, the front clip pivoted at the firewall, with the rear floor supports going up and the radiator support going down.
If I had installed the doors and fenders during the process this could have easily been avoided. Rookie mistake.

I still do not understand why I could not measure a significant difference between this car and the other two parts cars.

This is how the gaps look today. The passenger's side is very consistent and the drivers side is still slightly wider at the top,but workable.
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