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Old 11-08-2011, 09:02 PM
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Looked at different solutions for lifting the body but I ended up using my old home made engine hoist. Alot of thick iron bars and a modifed Volvo gearbox from 1962 should be able to lift some fibreglass from 69.

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Old 11-08-2011, 09:11 PM
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Fabricated two beams with adjustable lifting eyes that I attached to the underside of the door openings using lifting straps. I have seen that it is possible to lift the body with the doors assembled but I did not want to put that strain on the doors.

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Old 11-08-2011, 09:34 PM
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Make sure you give enough support to the front.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:30 PM
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Some updates on the project. Lifted the body until it cleared the chassie. No big problems here, had forgotten the shift wire for the old TH350.
I had two people helping me, my father, 75 years old and my son, 15 years old. 3 generations working together, a great memory to keep from this project!

The front was supported during the lift but since all equipment was removed it was actually not nose heavy at all.


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Rolled in my home made body dolly under the body. I was rather happy at this point since it was a bit nervous to perform this operation.



The chassie rolled out for a pressure wash. The first impression was that it was completely free of heavy rust. Not one single rust flake or pitting damage from rust could bee seen at this stage. Only light surface rust.
However, only sandblasting the frame can reveal the ugly thruth



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awesome project, frame seems to be in good shape :thubs:

are you planning on welding the frame? The factory welds are usually ugly ...
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awesome project, frame seems to be in good shape :thubs:

are you planning on welding the frame? The factory welds are usually ugly ...
Thanks, well, the project has actually come quite a bit since these pictures were taken. I hope it´s OK if I show my project as a small "story" in a correct time sequence until I catch up with the present state of it (body still not assembled to the chassie).
This means that all tips I get from you guys on how I should have done things will have to be applied on my next project... But I really appreciate all comments, no matter what as long as they are valid

And yes, the frame is now completely welded and reinforced.

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awesome project, frame seems to be in good shape :thubs:

are you planning on welding the frame? The factory welds are usually ugly ...
Thanks, well, the project has actually come quite a bit since these pictures were taken. I hope it´s OK if I show my project as a small "story" in a correct time sequence until I catch up with the present state of it (body still not assembled to the chassie).
This means that all tips I get from you guys on how I should have done things will have to be applied on my next project... But I really appreciate all comments, no matter what as long as they are valid

And yes, the frame is now completely welded and reinforced.
When you day reinforced, what do you mean, and in what areas........

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Hi, all seams are fully welded, the front part of the frame where the roll bar is fixed is boxed, I have welded reinforcements at different locations in the front part. Some areas in the rear is also boxed and so on.
I will post more detailed descriptions about this and alot of photos from the work done. It is not anything special and a lot of people has done this. Basically I have followed Chevy´s manual on how to modify the frame for racing.

A photo of the bare chassi out in the snow.



Rolled in to the garage for some dismantling after pressure washing.

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Old 11-12-2011, 05:09 PM
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I hope those are last winter's pictures! I'd hate to think you already have that much snow!

Nice work!
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