I removed the engine and gearbox for getting enough room to do the bodywork (anyway the engine mounts are bolted to the chassis so while i repair the chassis there is nothing to hold the engine).
They are removed,but to get easier access to the chassis legs,i decided i need to lift it up as high as i can....but i need something which is will hold the body safely in that position while i do the work,also it has to hold the body without twist it or damage it....
I made a strong frame which is bolted down to the floor,and it will hold as i want.
This is how it is now in the workshop:
The frame is attached to the jacking points...they are strong enough to hold the full weight of the vehicle,which is now obviously lighter with no engine+gearbox in it.
The front suspension is bolted to the chassis legs,so i need to remove them to replace the body bits.
The pictures shown how its look like without the suspension,and you can see what is the real condition of the chassis.As u can see its quite bad,but it will be good again! The passenger side leg is twisted where the suspension arm join into it (it was the weakest point).
I started to cut the bad bits out.....
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I am Laszlo Izso and I am The Classic Mechanic. We undertake part and full restoration and repairs of modern classics, classic and vintage cars. It is more than a business, it is a vocation as restoring these cars is my passion.