Body, Meet Frame

It’s a big day… for the first time ever, the nearly completed body has been joined to the new frame!   I visited Full Circle early this morning and snapped the pictures (below).  This was a little worrisome, as this is NOT the frame that the body left the factory with back in ’71. I bought this frame off eBay 3 years ago because it originally came from a convertible, so it is fully-boxed (and thus much stronger). Mating a body and frame that have never been together before can always expose little alignment problems.  Not in our case!  All mounting holes lined up perfectly!  Next up is final assembly of the front clip, wet sanding and then lots and lots of chrome bits get installed!  As always, click on each picture below to see the full-size image…

SO CLOSE…


MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS LINED UP….


WE HAVE CONTACT!

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!

 

Rhino Liner is Awesome

Hey all,

So Tony was able to shoot Rhino Liner (yeah, the truck bed liner!) on the Chevelle last week.  Where, you might ask?  Well, here’s a few pictures but in summary, Rhino Liner now covers the entire underside of the body, the complete inner trunk area as well as the interior.  Essentially, between the Rhino Liner and the zinc etch primer Tony is using on all non-painted metal surfaces, I should probably never have to worry about rust on this car again!   🙂