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After slicing the car in two, it was time to loosen up all the c-clamps and spread the body halves apart 8"



Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project Sitting in my driveway

This idea worked out really well. I marked all the cross supports so I could measure 8" on all of them. This left the body nice and square after it was 8" wider.



Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway

After I was sure everything was nice and square and lined up and that I wanted it to be 8" wider I tack welded all the cross supports so nothing would move on me. I also added a piece of angle iron to the top of the windsheild frame to keep it from bowing in.


Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway


Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway

Here is a view of my garage with the widened 69 convertible and the untouched 66 hardtop

Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway

After I had all the cross supports welded up and I was sure nothing was going to move on me I lowered the body down onto the chassis.


Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway




Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway




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