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My 68 Chevelle Frame

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1968 chevelle A body frame 

68 chevelle frame after powdercoating

After the body was off we got to check out the frame. Everything looked amazingly good. The rust that was on the frame was surface rust only. It looks like the frame had never been damaged or repaired. Everything looks straight and surprisingly clean. Joe surprised me when he asked what color did I want the frame. Then I was even more surprised when he said "besides black". Thinking back it only made sense, we were not restoring so why go boring black. Not that anything is wrong with black, it's just why not add some color and style to the project. The cost was same unless we went to something too fancy that required a clear coat over the powder. So color it is, take a look below to see what a great job Precision Powder Coat of Tempe did!. Also get a peek at the air bag suspension that is going in

Here are a few pictures of the frame after the body was off and it was loaded on the trailer for the trip to the powder coater

Click on the thumbnails below for a better look.

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Check out the pictures after it gets back with the powder coat

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Reassembly has begun although it has been quite slow up to this time.

I hope to have some new pictures posted soon.

   

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Well we went to drop the engine in and had a surprise

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We had misplaced the motor mount brackets and grabbed the ones from a 71 Chevelle that happened to be sitting around the yard. Oops1 it had a big block which means shorter brackets and not going to happen. Good thing we found the old brackets and fired up the oven and our Powder Coat unit. In the picture the bracket on the left is the small block bracket which bolts up perfect with the 94 LT-1 motor

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With the right brackets everything fits like a charm!

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Finally ready for the body

 

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