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Pictures don't work for me.

It's best to upload them to the site. There they will remain even if Photobucket or any other hosting site sucks

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31 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

You need to come out into the light!  You have some neat stuff going on it sounds like.  Cliff

Thanks!  I have more ambition than skill, but I am stubborn at least ?

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Two big thumbs up for Kent posting his build(s). We have been friends for a while now and I can vouch for his collection of awesome 240’s, 300’s, and a few other tasty exotic morsels too!
zKars can also chime in here as well. He has known Kent longer than I have.

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9 minutes ago, grannyknot said:

Hey Kent,

Welcome to the forum, I know a kindred spirit when I see one, very nice jig, that will be a straight car by the time you're done. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Thanks!  The old 240 was actually surprisingly straight given how rusty she is.  It was actually quite a nice car once.  Unfortunately when the owner passed away the car was left sitting in tall grass so ... ???

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36 minutes ago, wheee! said:

Two big thumbs up for Kent posting his build(s). We have been friends for a while now and I can vouch for his collection of awesome 240’s, 300’s, and a few other tasty exotic morsels too!
zKars can also chime in here as well. He has known Kent longer than I have.

Haha - thanks Mark!  Now that I am rolling, I am going to try to FINISH one LOL!

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So the front rails are basically done.  

The jig is working really well.  I can’t over-emphasize the benefits of having the car plumb, level and locked when it needs major surgery.   Aligning the new rails was pretty straight-forward once they were fabbed up.   Details here. ... 

Managed to true up the floors slighty as well.   Now just need to do the battery patch, firewall repairs, rad support and (redo) the inner rockers and she will be ready to go on the rotisserie ???.  Please stay tuned ....

 

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I agree with your premise.  I know you're busy with the real work right now, but later, when time permits, please consider creating a set of drawings for your jig.  It would make a great addition to the restoration  resources that this great site makes available to others.

BTW, you have a real talent for visualizing sheet metal repairs.  The fab part is half of it, but the 'vision' part (i.e 'How do I translate this into cuts and bends and welds) is equally important.

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Thanks Namerow!  Good idea - my “notes” are all over the place but I will measure it up and post the dimensions when the car goes on the rotisserie.

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Someone was asking about how the jig can be used to re-align body panels ... basically BFH...

I had to pull this backer plate forward about 1/4” and down about 1/2” to repair previous accident damage.  Easy peasy ....

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Depending what you need to do, you can use pry bars, come-alongs or whatever for works ....

 

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11 hours ago, ConVerTT said:

Someone was asking about how the jig can be used to re-align body panels ... basically BFH...

I had to pull this backer plate forward about 1/4” and down about 1/2” to repair previous accident damage.  Easy peasy ....

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Depending what you need to do, you can use pry bars, come-alongs or whatever for works ....

 

How did you attach to the backer plate? Did you bolt a strap to it? Some good frame clamps help a lot in this situation

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1 hour ago, Patcon said:

How did you attach to the backer plate? Did you bolt a strap to it? Some good frame clamps help a lot in this situation

Yes exactly.  I couldn’t get a decent grip so I just looped a strap from a scrap piece of sheet metal and bolted it on

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I have a selection of Mo-clamps like this. They are not very expensive but they grip tighter the harder you pull

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3 minutes ago, Patcon said:

I have a selection of Mo-clamps like this. They are not very expensive but they grip tighter the harder you pull

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Hey Thanks Patcon!  Those would be perfect.  Where to buy?

 

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I buy them off Ebay or Amazon. More challenging for those of you North of the border. I try to get one like this, then I have one that has more room behind the jaws to get around flanges and such and I have one that will join up 10 or so weld on studs to pull. I also have a wide one that has double jaws

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https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR6.TRC1.A0.H0.Xmo+clamp.TRS0&_nkw=mo+clamp&_sacat=0

Lots of styles and types. Some have dual points so you can load it in two directions at once. If your jig was fastened to the floor you could add pull points in the floor and some cribbing and basically have a 240z frame rack

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38 minutes ago, Patcon said:

I buy them off Ebay or Amazon. More challenging for those of you North of the border. I try to get one like this, then I have one that has more room behind the jaws to get around flanges and such and I have one that will join up 10 or so weld on studs to pull. I also have a wide one that has double jaws

Thanks Patcon!  

And yes I wish I had a few D-ring anchors in the floor for many reasons too!

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Cut out the driver’s side rocker with no additional bracing.  No drama ...

 

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