Next up were the speedometer and overdrive cables. If nearly 11 inches of rubber weren't enough for you, this would be the perfect time to move the wheel wells in a few inches to accommodate up to 345mm of tire. At this point, you can also take the floor down to bare steel and paint it, undercoat it, or just leave it as-is. With track time already booked for testing, we left the floor as-is and will address it when we take the GT55 to the body shop. Gearheads are a creative bunch, and lifting a body off of a frame will definitely require use of this creativity. Thankfully, we had access to a two-post lift to raise the complete body off of the frame. While we are not telling you that this is the only way to lift the body off of your car, it is definitely one of the easiest. Some buddies, a couple of jacks and a few 2x4s can achieve the same results. Whatever you can do to safely lift up and support the body while you replace the frame will work. What we are showing you are the things that need to be loosened, removed and unbolted so you can do the job at home and prepare to install AME's new Tri-Five chassis. So have a look at the following pages and see what's involved with a body-off project. The splash panels were removed from the front wheel wells. To break the rusty core support bolts loose, an impact wrench was used. The body mount bolts were then removed. Some of the bolts were missing and some broke off during removal.The body mount bolts were then removed. Some of the bolts were missing and some broke off As you can see, nearly 50 years have taken its toll on the stock body mounting hardware. Once again Danchuck saved the day with its brand new hardware and rubber kit.As you can see, nearly 50 years have taken its toll on the stock body mounting hardware. O When the body was lifted up, we double and triple checked for wires, lines, bolts, and cables we may have overlooked.When the body was lifted up, we double and triple checked for wires, lines, bolts, and cab With the body now up in the air, it is now time to roll the old chassis out, and prepare the floor for the new chassis.With the body now up in the air, it is now time to roll the old chassis out, and prepare t The front bench was removed and the carpet pulled back so Art could make the necessary modifications to the trans tunnel so it would accept the Keisler Automotive T-56 six-speed transmission.The front bench was removed and the carpet pulled back so Art could make the necessary mod Nearly finished, you can see just how little the stock tunnel needed to be raised. This panel will be made so it can be removed to access the top of the transmission without having to pull it out of the car.Nearly finished, you can see just how little the stock tunnel needed to be raised. This pa Now that the carpet is pulled back, we were able to get a much better look at just how rusty the driver side foot well is.Now that the carpet is pulled back, we were able to get a much better look at just how rus Installed, the floor is as good as new and retains the stock shape and contour. To make room for the shock cross member, the pinion snubber needs to be removed. This close-up of the floor shows that it only takes a few taps with a hammer to get the proper amount of clearance for the driver-side shock bracket.This close-up of the floor shows that it only takes a few taps with a hammer to get the pr SOURCES ART MORRISON ENTERPRISES, INC. 5301 8th St. E, Dept. SC Fife, WA 98424 Tel: 800-929-7188 Keisler Automotive Engineering Knoxville TN 8-65/-609-8187 BFGoodrich Tires 877-788-8899 www.bfgoodrichtires.com WORLD PRODUCTS, INC. 51 Trade Zone Ct., Dept. SC Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 Danchuck Manufacturing Inc 3201 S. Standard Ave. Santa Ana CA 92705 « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!