Tram gauge vid

Mopar Body and Trim

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    **WARNING!** This guy swears like a sailor. Don't play this with little ears around, or if you or your wife gets offended with cuss words. (Not a problem for me, as my wife swears enough to make this guy blush, lol).
    I never heard of a Tram Gauge before I found this site. Researched it a little, and realized I definitely need one for my Cuda, but there's no money in my budget for what seems to be a very simple tool.
    I found this vid, and I like the guy. I think he's funny as hell, and he does a good job of explaining.
     
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    Yeah, but, what about Mini. The body shop girl? No where to be found.
     
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      I spewed beer out my nose when his drill bit fell out.
       
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        The guy is a frickin clown. Made me chuckle, too!
         
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          He's funny but that's about all. You better not measure like he is or you'll be #$%$%^ in the #$%
           
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            Confused.. what's wrong with his measuring?
             
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            You have to measure directly from the dedicated holes themselves. You cannot use objects to "extend" your measuring points. That's what tram bars are made for. I didn't watch the whole thing. I don't mind the language. He was way more goofy than I could stand. lol If he actually used a tram bad later on, and used it int eh correct places, then he's ok.
             
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              Yeah, he did. Had a part where the front end was off by an inch, just stood there like "wtf?!?".. then said "I had it in the wrong hole!"
              He's goofy, but he explained to this noob the subject very well, and made me laugh while doing it.
               
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              Wrong hole?!?!! Shouldn't that be in the blue room?!!!???!!:lol:
               
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              No one cusses like zip ties and bias plies.

              This guy is interesting to say the least. LOL

               
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                I'm surprised that it took 6 minutes to go x-rated on here.
                 
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                  I started to watch this. Lmfao!! Better go in the other room to finish. It's"HGTV" night. Fuck that!!
                   
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                    I was gonna listen to this, I'm back in the house. Grabbed my headphones (I don't have speakers on my pc.. little to close to the tv and I can't hear them so I have headphones) and no sound... seems the cat we took from the brother-in-law because he was going to kill it because it ate all his apple cords found my headset cord. Dammit, where's my wire cutters and electrical tape?
                     
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                      A lot of it is me tonight. I have had a burning headache all day and it's just now starting to ease off. I was almost to the point of askin Kitty to take me to the ER.
                       
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                      Hope you feel better. Take care of yourself, guy.
                       
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                        Thanks. I know what it is. Caffeine withdrawal. It's a beeotch.
                         
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                          Omg! Made my morning! Lmao!
                           
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                          My wife said “what the fuck are you watching”?
                           
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                            I didn't find it as funny as I did find it annoying that he was yelling all the time.
                            The general idea was kinda ok,
                            but 1) not all holes punched in sheet metal are symmetrical side to side;
                            and 2) the measurements can be misleading because he is ASSUMING these holes are in the same horizontal plane. If the frame/subframe horns are not the same distance vertically from a horizontal datum plane(like you might have as a result of a collision), then your horizontal tram measurements are going to be erroneous.
                             
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                              As an all day coffee drinker, I hear you. I'm a much different person without some caffeine, went a whole day this summer without, and my head killed me, and I turned into a much bigger a-hole than I usually am.. an a-hole without the humor. I'm surprised I didn't turn green and into a 5' 8" hulk wanna be, lol.
                              Are you pulling back on purpose?
                               
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                              Oh absolutely. I am type 2 so there's THAT, among just bein FAT. I need to start somewhere.
                               
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                              Damn! All these big words I hafta go look up now!
                              I get his demeanor is not for everyone.. I probably would like having him for a neighbor for about a week.. then it would get annoying.
                              I think he made this to get the general idea across, not so much as a full course body measurement tutorial.. and it helped me understand why this is such a useful tool.
                              I think I get what you're saying about the horizontal datum.. you don't have to explain it it to me, google is my friend. When I have questions, I'll post them up.

                              Thanks for pointing out the issues you had with the vid! More for me to think about!
                               
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                              Good for you! Take care of yourself! (I need to start following that advice soon myself, but damn, I love my smokes, coffee, and beer). But back to you.. we need you on here man!
                               
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                                Well, I ain't cuttin out my beer. That's just tough. lol But I can make changes everywhere else.
                                 
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                                  If a guy cuts out every last thing he enjoys in life, if it were me, I might as well go buy the pine box and shovel now.
                                   
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