Author Topic: Duplication of engine/trans/subframe installtion into body from below?  (Read 571 times)

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Has anyone tried to duplicate the GM assembly plant process for installing an assembled subframe iwth engine/trans into an 'almost complete body from below?  If so, how did it work out for you?

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I did it on a 2nd Gen Camaro and it worked out fine.  You can do it with a modified pallet jack.
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I was considering suspending the body from the rafters on a hoiist, and lowering it onto the subframe/engine assy...?

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 I did it with my restored convertible back in the 80's when I did a chassis off restoration. I measured the rocker heights before removing the chassis to get an approximation of the clearance height needed.  When I (well....we being a few guys) rolled the chassis back in as a restored assembly after the body was painted and chassis detailed, the body was supported by the rear wheels (acting pivot point) and each rocker supported with carpet lined 2x4's on hydraulic jacks situated mid-way and slightly above the clearance height measured before. The chassis rear was supported by a heavy duty Sears mechanics dolly to support the tranny side. I used a small section of steel pipe to act as the alignment pin before securing with the chassis rubber and bolts.

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