Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Mishawaka , Indiana
Re: 68 camaro.Need Advice
ok , just thinking here ... even though you removed the original frame rails ( if thats the case and they werent gone when you started ) IF , even tho they were bad , did you remove them by drilling out the spot welds ? or just cut things out to get it out of your way. Only ask because , IF you have the originals even in bad shape , you could set them next to the NEW REPROs and compare.
If you had things lined up and clamped together and eveything lined up ..UNTIL the frame rails...that pretty much tells you where the problem lies.
do you just have them tacked in place or are they fully welded in ?
i would start with removing the rails - getting everything back in place...and seeing where the rails seem to be out of shape.
never PULL or FORCE something into place and weld it . when it comes to sheet metal...
fit the panel , and if it doesnt , adjust , modify or get a bettr part ....1 1/2 inches is major off...and dont see pulling that into shape and making it work.
Not what you want to hear but hard to diagnos online . just my point of thought.