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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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Body alignment questions

I have my bulkhead and tub sitting on the frame and I am getting ready to start aligning it and wanted to ask / confirm a few items prior to moving forward.

1. Jim C posted that the frame should be level and that the bulkhead should be perpendicular to the frame (frame 0 degrees bulkhead 90). Where is the best location to measure for level on the frame. I am currently measuring on the flat part located on the top of the frame as shown in the attached picture.

2. I am planning to use the string trick as described by Jim C in the following thread, any other tips / recommendations before I start?
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...3&postcount=45

3. What is the typical door gap on a 90? 1/4 3/8 1/2

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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Dave, I am no expert and in fact may be a complete hack and/or not know what I am doing I'm told.

But a quick survey of two NAS 90's and a series says 1/4 to 3/8 gap or whatever looks best to you. Maybe make the rer gap consistent with the hinge side, and just keep it the same amount top and bottom?
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Stick the doors on and see how it looks, that's what I did, panned out alright in the end, maybe I was lucky. The mix was replacement chassis, galvanised bulkhead, original doors and sills & second row doors from other trucks. It all looked a bit wonky until I put the roof on, that pulled everything into shape.
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Yeah, for a 2-door/regular I bolt things loosely, include the doors with everything loose, get them in place and tighten them up. Most everything, except the bulkhead, can be easily loosened later for further adjustment. The bulkhead can be as well, just not as easily.
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Stick the doors on and see how it looks, that's what I did, panned out alright in the end, maybe I was lucky. The mix was replacement chassis, galvanised bulkhead, original doors and sills & second row doors from other trucks. It all looked a bit wonky until I put the roof on, that pulled everything into shape.
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