<VV> Power Train Swap/Body Work

Greg Shaw 65vair180 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 6 10:42:20 EDT 2020

Hello Everyone,  I hope this finds you all well. I have a running 69 coupe that I'm parting out (tow dolly roll over accident, nice  black interior/with clock). I am pulling the power train out of and I want to put it into a 62 wagon. Per the Tech Guide it sounds like the only changes I'll need to make are swapping the engine mount bracket and the throttle lever (as the guide says the 67-69 level will not clear the 60-64 suspension). I read I will also need a 64 mounting bracket or space the 62 motor mount plate out if I have a harmonic balancer (fan belt install clearance). For the shift lever issue can I simply drop the pan and switch levers?  Secondly, I have a 61 Rampside that has rust through in front of both rear wheels and some holes along the bottom of the ramp door. I'd like this to get fixed with metal (no bondo job). Can anyone recommend a body shop in SE Michigan that does good work? Thanks in advance!
Greg ShawDearborn,MI

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