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    hi guys, am considering changing the old knackered chassis on my pop, the problem is that the body is welded to the chassis.will be wanting to bolt the body on to new rails. what sort of brackets/metal do i need to use, would they be a sort of 'L' bracket running all the way along the body? then do i bolt the floor over that? any help and pointers would be appreciated. many thanks andy

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    Get your new chassis, place body over the chassis where you want it to sit, then look at what is near to the chassis, then weld some subrails around the body and mount from there...

    I would put a hoop in the A pillar area, or weld some box section up the inner A pillars (I have on mine, but its roofless...).

    Try to tie in the b pillars too, as these take some strain.

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    cheers bigyellowtaxi, not doing the job til i can afford the chassis, trying to get all the advise, pros and cons i can get.my pop is also roofless so special attention to A post is needed. anyone got any pictures of their channelled body over their rails,

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    Not the best pics, but...

    First three are the subframe under/in the A pillar area, the last one is how it is now, with the box section welded to the pillars...








    Bit of a look at the 2x2 angle that everything is stuck to...




    And some 6mm plate welded to the angle, to which the A and B pillars will be tied to as well...




    The B pillar has box section running down it too, this has also been tied to the angle and there is a mounting plate for the chassis too...

    There is also two 42x3 hoops running around the back of the cab from the box in the pillars...

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    cheers mate certainly food for thought. s'pose a lot of the mountings depend on the chassis design i use. am still gonna use my v8[olds] + jag rear but not sure about the old viva front. with all that weight and some resonable power i'll be looking at more than a ladder frame but nothing too serious

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    I put in some angle section for the channelled floor of the Austin today. This is how am doing it, not sure if it is a good method. Just tacked on for now, hope these shots help:









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    cheers that looks a good way, will you be bolting through the angle/down or just into the body/side. also when bolting through the chassis will you be reinforcing the box with a tube welded in to take the bolt. if you doing it soon some more pics would be appreciated. cheers andy

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