Body Rail Mod - or making room for headers
It was apparent from the beginning that the body "frame" rails would need to be modified to provide clearance for the headers. I fabricated 2 replacement rails from 1 x 2" .100 wall tubing. These had to have a profile to match the contours of the pockets created by opening the stock rails. I also cut and fabbed some tie braces to tie the tubing to the existing section.
The rails were cut open, and the tubes and tie-braces have been welded in along the top and sides. The bottom will be welded when body is raised again ( for the upteenth time)