How did the body leveling go? Any reason why you're re-leveling the entire body, or are you referring to just the nose section?
I have not yet done the final leveling of the body. The nose alignment is actually performed seperate from the body alignment, but shimming may come into play there as well if necessary. Right now the body is sitting on the frame with 1973 rubber body mounts (not the aluminum 1968 mounts) without shims inplace. The bolts are in place, but not torqued. Once I get the engine compartment painted, the engine put back in and the roof and doors on, and some ballast to simulate the weight of the interior parts, then I will be doing the alignment and shimming. The whole purpose of shimming is to get the body gaps even, and with the doors out, it doesn't make sense to do it now. I am re-leveling the entire body because:
1) I am installing 1974 doors instead of the original 1968 doors.
2) I want to try and get as perfect a body gap between the fenders and doors as I can.
3) I do not trust GM to have done it correctly in the beginning and
4) there has been so much time off the frame, I'm not confident that the original alignment even means anything now!
I will also be posting the process I went through to align the body. I understand it is easy, but takes a lot of time and patience.