No turning back

Well, the body is off the chassis, so there’s no turning back now. It was fairly hard, but not as bad as I thought. We removed all the cooling pipes and the main radiator, undid the UJ on the steering column, disconnected all the electrics from the engine, removed the winch and winch bumper, brake lines and ABS electronics, disconnected the gear linkage and speedometer cable, undid the mounts and lifted the whole body up with a crane. It took three of us about ten hours.

No steps? No worries.

No steps? No worries.

God only knows what you'd do if you didn't have a crane.

I don't know what you do without a handy crane...

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Mounting points highlighted in red. *Toward the centre

Video showing the roof removal

2 Responses to “No turning back”

  1. Lave Says:

    You can’t pull the top off and not show the underneath! I also hope you got a chance to drive it around shell-less.

  2. Matt Says:

    You can see the underneath at the end of the video. I won’t get to drive it shell-less as the engine isn’t connected to the electrics or the cooling system any more. No brakes, either.

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