Drip rails are shaved and tops skin welded to the main support.
The rear is fitted with a 29.5 tall tire on a Anson 15×8 wheel with a 4.5 offset.
The rear of the wheel well will need to radiused or a 28.5 tire used.
The front tires are going to have to be 27 tall the ones fitted are 28.5 and they touch the front of wheel opening on fender. The wheels are 15×6 3 inch offset.
So I sanded down the fastback roof. Someone had used a large grinder with a very course disc to remove paint years ago. This resulted in deep gouges and metal warpage. There was more than a full on of plastic filler used to fix the mistake.
I will repair the warped areas so we should only need filler primer and maybe a thin skim coat.
So I have a kit with a Ford 9 inch rear end and 4 Link setup from Hiedts. I installed the cross member that attaches the upper shock mounts with not one problem. Hiedts has a bracket that bolts into the front leaf spring bracket. Did it not only not fit but it required being cut in half and rewelded.
I was more than a little surprised that they had missed the mark on this bracket.
Once I got those in place the rest of the assembly was easy.
I installed the the SSBC disc brakes to finish up the rear drive train.