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  1. #1
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    Removing the body

    Hi guys,

    I want to remove the body of my SRV8. Already did download the SRV manual here, but didn´t found anything where the body has been fixed at the chassis. Does anyone has got an overview for me?

    Many thanks in advance!
    Alex

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    I myself have built an SRV8 ( 92 / 93 m y ).

    The G R P tub is fixed down with large self tapping bolts with large washers supplied with the kit .

    The process I used to fit the tub was :-

    1) Run a bead of P U windscreen type sealant on the inner & outer chassis rails (this was to eliminate squeaks / rattles etc) .If I needed to remove the body shell now I would have to cut the sealer with a cheese wire to enable its removal .

    2) Drill holes through tub into chassis rails.

    3) Fix self tapping bolts with washers through tub into chassis rails .

    Hope this is of some use,

    Regards,

    Chris1

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    It sounds like the body is bonded on as well as screwed down.
    Daxes are riveted and bonded.
    Personally I think you have a massive job on your hands trying to cheese wire through all that rubber glue.
    Do you really need to remove the body?
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    I myself have no need to remove the shell thank goodness .
    This was my idea at the time to carry out the process of using the P U ,nothing mention by Southern Roadcraft .
    I was quite pleased with the finished result of my build and have not had any creaks or groans ,although that could be disguised due to the S R side pipes !

  5. #5
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    I don't recall seeing anything in the build manual regarding bonding body to chassis (http://srv8stuff.sytes.net/cobra/SRV...d%20Manual.pdf)

    Not sure if ours is bonded at all.

    Gary
    Conny - A Carnival Red Metallic (paint code Ref: Jag CGG/1811) Southern Roadcraft V8 ( SRV8 ) with 383ci stroker chevy.

  6. #6
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    My problem is that the body has been warped/welded (I don´t know if it is the right word) a little bit after the accident. Normally noone is seeing that but I do....

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