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Thread: In need of the car aligner or the like underhood specs

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    Default In need of the car aligner or the like underhood specs

    Im gonna be fixing my car from the accident I was in and need the underhood specs so I can get the core support where it needs to be(would really help if I end up replacing it). I had them years ago, but with the times Ive moved they disappeared. If some one could help me out that would be great!!
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    like this?
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    Like that, but the ones for the top side. I already found that in a different thread, but thats the kind of ones. I know theres ones for the engine bay, its just gonna be a matter of finding them.
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    My '85 shop manual has that same diagram. It is the only diagram for birds/cats. The dimensions appear to be the same. (pg 47-11-06, fig 10)
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    hmm well dang it I know Ive seen a measurement diagram for up top. Guess Im gonna have to do some local checking at the place I got the old ones and see if they still have theres for their alignment racks for the birds.
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    Or if someone with an unwrecked one could get me some measurements from from some good points to get the core support where it needs to be and distances between the front fender mounting bolts that would work to. Id just need to know exactly where your measuring from and to!
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    I'll try to get you some measurements from my car


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    Thanks man it will be a huge help. I wanna start getting things straightened out here soon, so your gonna be a life saver!!!
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    ok, here's what I got for you. The measurements are in inches and to the centerline of the holes.

    DS Firewall pinchweld holes to PS radiator mntng bolt holes: 45 1/2"
    PS Firewall pinchweld holes to DS radiator mntng bolt holes: 45 13/16"


    DS Forward strut mntng hole to PS radiator mntng bolt holes: 42 1/8"
    PS Forward strut mntng hole to DS radiator mntng bolt holes: 41 9/16"


    DS Forward strut mntng hole to DS radiator mntng bolt holes: 27 3/8"
    PS Forward strut mntng hole to PS radiator mntng bolt holes: 27 1/16"

    As far as I can tell and as long as I've owned it, my car's never been in a wreck. Hope this helps


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    This will be a big help to me and anyone in the future that this may happen to. Thanks agian man. Ill let you know if I need anything more specific, but that should get me where I need to be.
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