Start on Rocker Panels/Underbelly

I put the car on jackstands and started messing with the side skirts trying to fit them in place. I got tired of squeezing under everything so I figured the easiest way to do this was get the car higher in the air so I used my engine hoist hooked to the front bumper to lift the car high enough to give me plenty of clearance. I used the old 13 inch rims and tires as a safety under the wheels. One good thing about the car now is it is so stiff it can be lifted like old cars used to be by the bumpers. I could lift it a few more feet in the air easily, but where it is at now is plenty. The side skirts are not painted yet but they still make the car look better.

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With the car high in the air now I can start framing up the underside and finishing up the last details.

Updated: June 24, 2008 — 9:25 pm

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  1. Hi! I’m from brazil and I have a Convertible Swift 1994, very nice car, but the covered is very badly, someone know how is the price to buy and send to Brazil? Thanks for any help.
    Giannini
    gia@ig.com.br

  2. I have just bought a pair of s/h skirts to fit to my ‘vert. They came from a scrap yard in Quebec and there are no fasteners. It looks like some kind of rail was fitted to the car and then the skirt then clips into that, but I only have the 4 plastic skirt moldings. There may have been a rubber strip along the top edge too?

    I’m thinking of gluing them along their top edge, with screws through the holes on the lower edge, but any pics of the missing parts would be appreciated.

    And, wow, I’m impressed with your perseverance with this car, the yellow rust bucket would have put most folk off! Well done! 😉

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