I saw that the Kitman topic was closed, but wanted to provide an update on my progress. Three big issues have come up (so far): 1) The rear body mount as provided is a large U shaped bracket that bolts to the transmission mounting bolts - which makes installation a challenge, but doable. Unfortunately, it can't be installed once the body is on the chassis - it is too long. I cut the bracket and sleeved it which solved the installation problem and then fabricated a vertical bracket at the rear that seemed to work, but then discovered that the mount interferes with the exhaust. I have spent the last couple of weekends fabricating an alternate rear mount such that the exhaust header can also be installed, but I am concerned about the weight/leverage on the trans bolts....2) The doors do not seem to fit. If properly aligned at the front seam, the door is about an inch out at the bottom rear. It is not out of the question this is operator error, but the problem seems to be the same even when placing the door in the opening with no hinges....Chris Kleber suggested I may have mounted the body incorrectly, but I don't know how that could happen....3) a stock fan shroud will not work as it interferes with the engine cover structure. I hope I have solved that problem with a lower profile shroud but still waiting to get the engine cover mounted (see below).
One smaller issue I am dealing with is I have not had any luck mounting the engine cover. I have tried several hinge/bracket arrangements, and it always seems to bind at the top when opening it. Any clues?