View Full Version : Body off frame help...

09-29-2006, 05:53 AM
First off, I am not sure if this is the right forum for it, but since it is involved in most restorations I figured I would be safe.

I am removing the body of a 1968 GTO convertible from the frame so i can do some modifications and clean it up. My question is, is there any sort of special handling prcedures to take note of since it is a convertible? I want to avoid warping anything out of shape. I have removed a hardtop'd body from a frame and didnt worry too much about it and just need the reassurance that I wont mess anything up with the 'vert. Thanks.

09-29-2006, 06:07 AM
I pulled my 442 body without doing too much of anything. The inner structure is pretty strong and seemed to support itself pretty well. One thing though, as I am sure you know, don't weld in body panels without bolting the body to the frame.

Shiny Side Up!
'72 442 "Inamorata"

09-29-2006, 06:30 AM
yep, i am aware of that. the frame is the reason it is being pulled. I have to replace the rear frame peice and clean it/paint it all nice like. then the body is going back on to get what it needs.

09-29-2006, 12:48 PM
Make sure you just keep the doors on. B/C there is no top, the doors hold alot of structural integrity to the body. Goodluck

09-29-2006, 07:17 PM
Make sure you just keep the doors on. B/C there is no top, the doors hold alot of structural integrity to the body. Goodluck

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Although I would make bolt in brace in place of the doors so you can work on it without opening the doors.

09-30-2006, 12:22 AM
:rotfl: Word Up Homi!! haha Just tack that motha fletcher right in there. Makes it a ton easier!!!

10-04-2006, 07:20 AM
Update, it is removed.....

10-04-2006, 08:08 AM
good job. Now make the underside as nice as the top side! :lmao:

10-04-2006, 10:13 AM
the frame is going to be blasted and sprayed candy black just like the exterior of the goat. i plan to base it with orion silver to give it a little sparkle in the black....the owner is still debating the concept of adding in ghost flames using the original green color tint and pearl.

10-04-2006, 10:24 AM
persoanlly I think flames are out style wise...unless on custom motorcycles...

Look at the 05' Dodge magnum brilliant black color for the frame...

10-04-2006, 05:10 PM
i love flames, but my opinion and yours dont matter when it is someone elses money paying for it....lol. i personally want the car tu-tone with a black top and gray/silver bottom and a black convertible top...but oh well.