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Old 08-31-2011, 09:28 AM
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how I'm lining things up. Differences between a 68 J3000 frame and a 82 J10 SWB frame are minimal in the front. Some holes are the same but not many. The threaded bumper bracket holes are identical (circled in red)





notes:

basically I'm using the center of the rad support and the center of those threaded holes as base points since the front clips are the same 63-91

Newer shock towers will bolt on with two of the holes for proper sweep back positioning. 3rd hole will need to be drilled or likely just a weld at the bottom.

The recessed areas on the 82 are the holes that Tad uses for the steering brace IIRC, as one can see, that doesn't exist on a first gen frame.

It looks like GEN2 motor mount arms for I6/360/401 years would bolt in fine with the addition of one hole drilled.

Brake line brackets and bumpstops would have to be added as well, all in different spots.
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