Placed the subframe on my rollers and rolled the subframe back under the shell:
Then raised the jack stands and placed it back on the jack stands:Dug out my 2 floor jacks to lift it up and increase the jack stand height as I go:
I may get a second set of hands to help me adjust the subframe to the mounting holes. Going to give it some thought on the best way to wiggle it in place once it is higher up close to the mounting holes. I may place a 2×4 across each jack stand so the subframe can slide as I adjust things. One on the front and one on the back. Might be tomorrow’s task if I can get a second pair of hands to assist.
Still finding garage time to mount the subframe and trying to come up with a game plan. I think I am on track with my approach and have a better idea of how I can do this myself with this video. More to come!
Spent most of my project time digging out my tire dollies to use with the subframe to roll it under the body. I had 2, but had to hunt and then dig out the other 2. Now I am thinking I only need 3 of them because of lack of width space between the jacks the are holding the shell of the body.I am going to use 2 in front and then one in the middle with a board to support the back end.
I have cut the board to match the width of the subframe. Of course the yellow stuff is foam to protect the subframe from where it sits on the dollies. Hope to find more time tomorrow to transfer the subframe from the jack stands to the dollies and see if it will work the way I want and fit under the body. I am sure I will be removing the subframe at a later point when I change out the bushings again, but shouldn’t need to roll it out from under the shell again.
Painted the inside of the front sub-frame using Eastwood Internal Coating – had to cover existing holes with tape:
After spraying the first coat, I realized the extension hose was curling up on itself too much – attempt #1 to straighten it out:Then I decided to use a metal clothes hangar which worked wonders! Used a lot less paint and was much more efficient! I ended up spraying 2 coats waiting 24 hours between coats: ALso re-sprayed the drivers inside trunk – much better! Used Clean over it – just had to touch-up a couple spots after scuffing and cleaning. Still need to do the other side.
Worked on the subframe today…
A full day and 4 wire wheels later a clean subframe…
Also cleaned with Eastwood Chassis Kleen – decided not to push it and begin priming today… Instead will spend more time tomorrow using some 80 grit on the angle grinder and hand cleaning the harder to reach parts… It is all about prep when painting!