Convertible Body Braces

Once i removed the body off the frame and set it up on 4×4 wood posts. i noticed a lot of flex in the body. I then measured the gap between the doors on each side and noticed about an inch difference. Big problem! after adding some supports under the floor to get everything back into alignment. i welded two steel support bars from the top of the windshield frame to the back of the truck area. That defined stiffened it up and the body was now ready to go on the rotisserie. i have seen people add the supports between the doors opening. but it seemed that the car was more accessible without anything blocking the door opening. one thing i would have done different is install the braces BEFORE taking the body off the frame.

Lifting Body and Engine Off Frame

used a 2 ton hoist attached to an I beam in the ceiling to pull the engine and body off the frame.

Disassembly

Ripping out the interior and electrical was pretty straight forward. Took lots of pictures as i went. Hopefully i can get it back together one day. I got stuck on body mount bolts. Had to do a lot of cutting to get them out. It took about a month to get to the point of taking the body of the frame.