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Old 10/23/15, 08:16 AM   #11
JAFO
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Based on my experience, I left the body on the frame as I replaced each rusted section (floors, door posts, etc). I ended up suspending the front of the truck from an I-beam using I-beam hangers and threaded rod attached to some make shift brackets attached to the hood hinge holes. This allowed me to raise or lower the front of the body while I got the front door posts replaced and lined up. I also left the hard top in place as it helped keep things lined up. I think if you remove the body from the frame, unless you have welded in tons of support rods all over, the body is going to shift horribly and you'll never get it lined up. Also, lots and lots of vice grips and self tapping screws will hold things as you get everything aligned before you try welding stuff. Just my two cents.

1973 Bronco, 3 on the tree, 302. 1977 Toyota FJ40.
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