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Remove body from chassis

How do you remove the body from the chassis?

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To remove the body from the chassis you need to unbolt the body mount bolts, disconnect all linkages such as throttle, shift, etc., electrical connections and wiring harnesses, brake, fuel and emission lines, heater hoses and AC lines, and lift the body straight up off the frame. You almost have to have access to a car hoist to do this, and to do the job succesfully requires a pretty high level of mechanical aptitude.

Well, that's it ...but if you really have to ask how, you might need to hire some qualified help such as a body and frame repair shop.

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