I'm pretty sure you remove that top part too....anyone confirm?
Looking good. What color did you get the frame coated? Looks very similar to mine. Love it.The first bolts are now installed, it feels nice to get to this point. Hoses are pulled, brake line Ts are set and the steering rack is installed.
Also got shipment from DF with the other parts I didn't pick up, everything looks good there.
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The crack in the header can be welded and since it has not split all the way around it should be an easy fix.I've been able to make a good bit of progress recently. Here are some photos of my progress:
I ordered the extended version but I needed the seats a little closer to use the clutch and my wife needed it a little closer in general. We normally drive with the seat set the same in all our vehicles so the adapter plates I made should work out great. If the brackets for DF give 0/1/2" from rear most position, the adapter plate adds 3/4/5" from rear most position. Without actually driving, I think 4" position will work the best, 2" ahead of where the extended frame allowed.
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I took the heat shield off the exhaust manifold to give it a look since I have to replace the 3 studs for the muffler mounting anyways, noticed that it has a nice crack towards the bottom. Thoughts? I'm not trying to make this a showpiece car, I put the heat shield back on but does anyone expect this to be an issue?
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Is this a common thing for the radiators? The rubber isolater has to be stressed to hit the bolt hole on the driver top side. The plastic parts on the bottom are both fully seated in the radiator support.
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