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hoosierdaddy48
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posted February 20, 2005 01:57 AM  
every car we have built we have allways put solid spacers in, we just got project camaro that the previous guy didnt finish, anyways there isnt any spacers in it, should i cut it where the frame is tied together and add them???

redneck racing
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posted February 20, 2005 08:15 PM  
I took the body spacers out of my Nova and mounted the subframe straight to the body. Eddie

Kent
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posted February 21, 2005 10:23 PM  
I have a little different take on mounting the body solid to the frame. I stiffen my chassis with my roll cage bracing and the body I leave the stock body mounts so If I get hit or hit the wall hard on the side, the body will move a little but my chassis will be unaffected. I have built my last car trying to keep in mind building crush zones into it and I have tested the theory a couple time last year and it has proved itself to me rather well! I hit twice last year hard enough to trash both upperand lower a arms and bend my rear axle housing but I never tweaked the chassis. The body moved over a little but the body isn't what makes a car go fast. Just a different train of thought. Hope it helps!

Kent
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posted February 21, 2005 10:24 PM  
I saw where your car was a comaro - The car I was refering to was a G-Metric frame car!

Istock66
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posted February 22, 2005 07:25 AM           send a private message to Kent   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
no if its subframe connected well and caged allready you dont need any bolts or spacers in there. the floor should be attatched with welds in enough other places.

I would cut all of the body mount stuff of the sides of the clip for wt reduction.

racin78p
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posted February 22, 2005 07:50 AM  
Bolted in the rear and welded (windshield posts) in the front. I personally don't care about the body. I want the cage to hold up and protect my be-hind in a bad wreck. Which I have gone through. My cage and bracing is such that I don't have to worry about what the body will do in a crash also. I don't use spacers (weight reasons).

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