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SYKO Simmons
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I see no braces for the body not to move or does it matter??

Really cool build excited to see the rest.

trust me I did alot of thinking on this and after looking at the underside for more then a few hours before doing my cutting and see how the unibody was constructed to ensure strengh and were to cut and not to cut I went and got my tram gauge and did a notebook full of measurements. As I started cutting I stoped periodicaly to remeasure not one time durring thr process did the outside distort or inside for that matter. Every cross measurment and diamond measurment is still perfect, since the acutual strengh through the car is in the rockers it keeps the car rigid, in fact if I pick up on the right front corner when it was on jackstands instead of bending slightly from the weight it simply came up all three jackstands and teeterd on the far left stand indicating alot of sructrual integrety even though the middle was missing out of it. As it sits on the dolly now its still all in the measurments I originaly took, but i will cross brace it when it comes time do lower it onto the other chassis, that way I can insure it always statying especialy when welding everything back together.

ok, i see the towncar in the back of pic 1. I cant wait to see the progress. you need HID headlights.

good eye I was actually waiting to see if someone was going to pick that out… it is in fact a 1999 lincoln towncar… why use a differnt model other then a lincoln? the wheelbase is close enough I can work with the differences with minor modifications all the other measurements are really close when I start posting the pics of the 99 cut apart and the measurments of both you will see how well this will actually work.

I know there are alot of older guys here are thinking that im just some back woods redneck thats cutting apart a perfectly good car but the factof the matter is Ive been cutting cars apart and putting them back together since 98 im a well experienced heavy damage repair tech and the only one of two in the repair shop that is allowed to do heavy damage vehicle repair. This project while being large isnt much differnt then what I do on a daily basis when Im taking nealry new cars down to nothing and rewelding framerails and floor pans inner structures and otter panels to bring it back to before accident condition. Ive done this work for many years besides custom work and yet to have anything come back becouse of either my lack of inteligence and understanging of what im doing. I will succeed at this and like I said before this project is rolling about a month ahead of the photos I add so I can say everything is going great.