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wrenchturner10
Member
posted October 30, 2003 07:45 PM
Yes,the only limit is the body hitting the rear crossmember where the upper trailing arms mount,and going that far you won't be able to use any of the stock mounting bolts,and the wheel wells will be way off,you can leave the front fenders in the stock position as they don't weigh much and just add sheetmetal between the fender and the door.That's the way i did it anyway.


ryan
Member
posted October 30, 2003 09:52 PM
Depends on how your body is setup. On my car the roof and quarters are a seperate piece than my floor pan and firewall. So.. if this is the case for you the firewall can be slid back as far as you can get it and the body can remain in stock postition. The only obstacle is the windsheild posts which can be chopped off and replaced with aluminum for looks. Of course that will require a different way to securely mount the roof but thats a different subject. jmo


ryan
Member
posted October 30, 2003 09:54 PM
Or, you can just beat the crap out of the firewall to allow for more engine setback and not have to do all that work.


SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted October 30, 2003 10:23 PM
If you move the metric body back, replace the rubber mounts with 1 1/2" square tubing about 5" long. This allows you to get the body back a little more. Weld the sq tube to the frame and then weld that to the body. Do everything you can to get the weight to the rear on these cars. SLEEPY


o5racer
Member
posted October 31, 2003 11:41 AM
Hey SLEEPY, 1 1/2 X 5? you lost me here.


ryan
Member
posted October 31, 2003 03:50 PM
Inch and a half by Inch and a half square tubing five inches long. Thats what I have but not that long. Maybe you should take some time off the car nick, you need a break.

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DSMFANATIC
Member
posted October 31, 2003 08:23 PM
I'M LOST HERE. CAN'T YOU GUYS JUST ADD WEIGHTS, AND IF NOT JUST DRILL HOLES AND FILL YOUR REAR 2X4 FRAME RAILS WITH LEAD. I GET 54% REAR WITH LEAD IN THE HOLLOW SPOTS. JUST A COMMENT DON'T FREAK OUT ON ME IF THAT VIOLATES YOUR RULES.


rico 08
Member
posted October 31, 2003 10:17 PM
I don't reccomend putting lead into the frame,what if the track rubbers down or the track adds some new clay?Hard to take weight out unless you torch the frame.My class also doesn't allow added weight,so i'll be reinforcing the bumper,around the fuel cell,etc.


o5racer
Member
posted November 01, 2003 10:21 AM
On mine I just took the stock body mounts out and put big washers on shorter body bolts and just slid it back the distance of the factory hole. I got about an inch and a half out of it. And yes the rear firewall sits tight against the crossmember. If I get real ambitious ill take a pic of it.


wrenchturner10
Member
posted November 02, 2003 04:21 PM
i always just take the body mounts out and leave them out the body just sits on the frame you can move it back and its lower and it wont go anywhere after the cage is put in


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