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HUGE gap in body to frame - HELP!
I set my body of my 65 Tempest hardtop down on my completed frame to get some support to start the trunk/quarter panel. There are no body bushings on it. (all measurements are approx) The drivers side sits flush on across the front and side frame mounts. The rubber bumper for the trailing arm mount is sitting flush, the cross member mount in front of the trunk sits flush. The first rear trunk mount is 2 inches above the frame mount. The rear one is 5 inches up. The pax side front mounts are 3/4" off the frame, so are the side pax mounts. The cross member before the trunk is 1/8" off, the first rear trunk mount is 5" up. The drivers side trans cross member touches the floor, the pax side has 1/2". This was the body that was on the frame and it all lined up before it was separated. The frame cross member ahead of the rear springs is sitting on the cross member on the body.
Should I relxing for a minute and getting bushings in there? I cant imagine I am going to make up 5" in the rear though!!!! The pax side difference is worrisome but I think could be factory BS or can be shimed etc, but the rear mount gaps are insane. Any advice is helpful. Thanks!