(continued from Project Car: ’55 Bel Air, 2 Door Hardtop)
Project ’55 Bel Air: April 2014 Update
Project ’55 Bel Air: May 2014 Update
Project ’55 Bel Air: June 2014 Update
Project ’55 Bel Air: July 2014 Update
Project ’55 Bel Air: August 2014 Update
Project ’55 Bel Air: September 2014 Update
Now that the sheet metal work and underneath is done, it’s time to set the body back on the chassis. (This is when you want to get your neighbors and friends together to help.) The body can be lifted by 4-5 people, but the more the better.
You will want to inspect all your mounts and make sure you cushions are in place.
Now that you know where everything needs to go, it’s time for lift off!
Once the body is set down, you will need to make sure all the body mounts are aligned up. (Your friends or neighbors can help lift and scoot until it is aligned.)
Now that the body is back on the frame you will need to bolt it down.
An assembly manual is very helpful because it will show you how each mount bolts up. We chose to use a stainless steel mounting kit.
Classic Chevy part # 33-13 for the 2-door hardtop.
Eckler’s Classic Chevy offers the original and stainless hardware for all models.