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Do it yourself frame off restoration

This is a discussion on Do it yourself frame off restoration within the Classic Muscle forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I'm in the middle of a '39 Chevy Coupe, (LS1, Vette front and rear susp.), and I am using an ...

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    I'm in the middle of a '39 Chevy Coupe, (LS1, Vette front and rear susp.), and I am using an engine hoist (picker style) to lift the body off of the frame. I cut a couple of 2 x 10's to match the conture of the inside of the top and they are bolted to the engine hoist. I covered the 2 bys with carpet, slide it through the window, find the balance point and jack it up. I can do it by myself. The idea hit me when I need to lift a cab off a truck frame years ago. The top of the coupe is pretty ridgid. If I were lifting a larger car, I would build a bit larger wood frame to attach to the hoist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    70 GS! NEED PICS! What color?
    This is the last one i did. There is tape on the corners of the hood and the front end looks a little light because the motor was out for a freshen up. Its rolling along fine now. Just doing some roll bar mods this off season to make the belts a little more secure this fall then will play again next year

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    And this will be the next one. This one will be fun. Its all there unlike the other one. Plus have alot of parts left over from the other one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1987BuickGN View Post
    This is the last one i did. There is tape on the corners of the hood and the front end looks a little light because the motor was out for a freshen up. Its rolling along fine now. Just doing some roll bar mods this off season to make the belts a little more secure this fall then will play again next year

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    And this will be the next one. This one will be fun. Its all there unlike the other one. Plus have alot of parts left over from the other one.

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    Saweet!! Looks like a lot of fun!

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    my advice after several resto's, keep you nuts and bolts Lable'd

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