- Aug 22, 2005
I started another bronco build a while back. The frame and running gear has been done and I am doing body panel replacement. Well that's how it started but as I got into it it became evident that very few pieces of the body were worth repair. I had already purchased about half the panels when I figured out I should start from scratch. I built a fixture and started to mock up panels. Problem is the pieces I have mocked up I am not happy with. I know panels need a little "work" to get the fit correct. But with the main floor mocked up, I have a hard time with the sizes and the fit. Nothing is welded and I am about to take it back apart and double check my fixture. Main question is for those of you that have done extensive panel replacement or a body build. Was there a lot of resizing of panels to get the correct dimensions? My fixture has pins where the body mounts would be. Using those pins to establish the mount locations. I then move onto the width and length measurments and clamp up the parts. I don't like what I have and am reluctant to start reshaping panels without double checking the fixture once again. Any Ideas ? I wish I had purchased the floor pieces assembled but I had already bought many of the pieces before I just decided to start over.