I setup my engine mount jig 175mm further back so the engine sits the same distance off the firewall but centres the front axle in the wheel wells. Had to raise it 3/4" above the what it was in the sub frame originally to clear the diff mount, but is still an 1" lower compared to the original floor height.
Having it this far back will give much better front to rear weight balance for better handling as well.
Good old OJ carton use to make a template for the new mounts.
Knew it would come in handy one day. Brought this home when doing the structural steel work on the Hoppers Crossing College back in 1986! Bit overkill being 102x150x6 mm RHS ( 4"x6"x1/4" ) but had the perfect internal size to match the engine mounts on the block.
Who would have thought that one end of this would be holding up a college building, and the other a HEMI!
Clean up the tubing and placed my template over it. Made sure the bolt hole on each side matched perfectly.
Don't own a oxy or a plasma, so out with the 9" grinder.
Fitting up nicely.
On to the other side. Healthy Choice meal box this time.
Just managed to squeeze in the other side from the same piece of RHS ( Rectangle Hollow Section ) tubing.
Tacked in ready to make sure the jig was accurate before welding it in.
Fitted like a glove and just pushed the bolts through with my finger.
Other side. Haven't gone for anything fancy as impossible to see them once installed in the Willys. Strong and functional though.
Sorry about getting carried away with the photos, but feel it is my first bit of construction on the project.