Thanks, if you can find a good top and a donor frame I think it’s definitely worth it.Man that looks good. My roof and a-pillars and windshield frame are in such bad shape I’m considering doing the same. I run diy4x doors so not to worried how they fit as long as they close.
I got a set of 73-75 doors when I bought my windshield header and top but they were so rotted I just used them as a guide to cut my stock doors. I think you’re probably right about the torsion. I’ll see what I can do about bending it back out but I guess I could always make some relief cuts and bend it out that way. I’m just worried about the windshield not fitting right if I do that.it looks like some torsion on the windshield frame released when it was cut from the donor vehicle. did you cut the stock doors or find 73-75's?
now that it's in better light, it looks like theres a bend/dent just above where the passenger side is cut off. if you work that out, wouldn't everything line up without making cuts or bending at the top?Alright we’re back in business
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something’s definitely off with the passenger side of the frame but I’ve got it bent back in place enough to work I think. You can see the pinch seam on the driver side is nice and smooth around the top inside corner and on the passenger side it looks like it buckled or something.
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There’s also a small dent right above that. I just cut where that seam looked buckled until I was far enough in that I could bend it. Hopefully that’s the end of it. I’m going to try to take part of the old frame and cut it down so it fits inside as an insert between the two sections for strength and to make it easier to weld.
At first I thought that might be the problem, but it’s more just a dent on the outside, if you look on the inside it doesn’t really bend much at all. I realized that even if I did bend it it wouldn’t have been enough to fix how far off it was. It was about 2 inches off.now that it's in better light, it looks like theres a bend/dent just above where the passenger side is cut off. if you work that out, wouldn't everything line up without making cuts or bending at the top?