Removing Body from frame

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RustyBucket
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Re: 40 years in the making...

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HEY !! QUICK - BUT DUMB QUESTION ... On a Stock 1600 Do you HAVE to remove the drive shaft to pull the body form the frame ??


I have the car in mid air at the moment and I can't get the darn thing un couped ( body / frame ) and its raining !!!
HELP !!!

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Re: 40 years in the making...

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I don't think so on the Driveshaft. But yes on the brake/clutch lines and hoses at the front. Did you get all body mounting bolts out? I think there are 10?
Good reference here: http://www.311s.org/pmwiki-311/pdf/dats ... -3-meg.pdf
And here:
http://www.311s.org/pmwiki-311/pmwiki.p ... yFromFrame
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Re: 40 years in the making...

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Well after the pouring rain cooled off my temper, I managed with minimal damage to separate the body from the chassis.
~~~. The flipping rear bumper was the hang up ~~. Go figure.

The front bumper was already off, but not the rear. As I attempted to equally fit the body, the rear duck tailed seam weld the protrudes rearward for about 1 inch , hooked itself under the top lip of the rear bumper a (as the bumper is BOLTED TO THE Chassis )😱.

When the body was raised, SO was the BUTT of the car🤣
So I think another ‘Step’ in the instructions is needed.

Take you Bleedin’ Bumpers Off! Before ya lift the car - Speedy!!


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Re: Removing Body from frame

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Just keep lifting, sooner or later the frame will fall out.
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Re: Removing Body from frame

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fj20spl311 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Just keep lifting, sooner or later the frame will fall out.
I thought that was only for East Coast cars, the rust can only hold on for so long, eventually they will separate, just not likely where you want it too!
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Re: Removing Body from frame

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Well the plan was to NOT Fubar the car in a drop 😜.

The body is now in it’s wood cradle as per the blue print design in the Tech topics. But the the blue prints calls for “5 2x6x8”. Should be actually “6 “ planks Therefore a last minute run to Lowe’s 😤