So much for tuning in today is going to be an exciting day of working on the chevelle, because we're going to be pulling the body off the frame and mounting the body to our new rotisserie, which is going to be the best way to do a proper Frame off restoration, there's still a handful of things that i need to remove off the body. First, like everything on the firewall and i'm going to work on getting all of that taken care of. While i wait on my friend joe to get here, he's going to help me weld additional bracing within the structure, just to give it some more integrity, help keep things rigid and in line when we pull the body off of the frame. This is where things are going to really start kicking off with the frame build and the metal fab, and all of that good stuff. I hate that it's taken me so long to get to this point. It seems like i'm, like a month away every single time on videos, but good thing is the new shop is finished. We are currently working on getting the old shop reorganized for additional bodywork and fabrication content and stuff that i plan on filming in the coming months. So lots of really good things happening, there's, just never enough hours in the day, but this is going to be awesome. I hope you guys enjoy a big thanks to original parts group for sponsoring the restoration portion of this build and a special thanks to o'reilly, auto parts and a valvoline as well.
So without further ado, let's go ahead and get started since the gas tank straps are actually tied into the body i'm going to go ahead and drop. That first and while the car is up in the air, i'll start pulling. The bolts for the body mounts so Music, so so Applause, so just a couple more things underneath here got ta, pull the original, speedometer, cable and a few portions of the parking brake system. So all right guys joe just got here while i'm working on finishing up uh disassembling firewall and everything he's going to be working on a 71 beetle roadster project over there that's pretty wild, so there's going to be a little bit of extra noise. But we'll go ahead and get this taken care of and he'll be freed up, and we can get this body off so so well, that's, one way to do it so, Music, all right! Everything is pretty well stripped up here now: i'm gon na head back into the interior to pull out the rest of the wiring harness and the pedals. So so aside from a handful of bolts and screws, this thing is completely gutted. Now we're going to start measuring for the tubing that's going to go in for the temporary structure. Like i was saying earlier, we basically want to brace all of the key areas of the body having tubes going all over the place. So when we take the body off of the frame it's a lot stronger than it is right now, because when you take it off of the frame and don't have anything else supporting it, you run the risk of having things tweak or bend, especially in the middle Area right here, where you don't have a super substantial structure, so let's get to it.
So now we've got four bars to brace the door areas, so so the bracing is all finished up. Let me explain: what's going on here the way joe configured everything it's, taking advantage of some of the cars existing structure and just supporting the other bits. So when the body is on the frame it's secured at the front and the back with nothing in the middle. So the body is going to naturally want to pinch down in this area. So, by having everything braced right here, it will prevent the body from those natural tendencies, it's also braced side to side, so there's no way it can tweak when you're you know flipping the body up down and around that. You know how you can do on a rotisserie on more extreme jobs in the past, like cars that he's had to replace firewalls and whatnot, you can actually bring the skeleton all the way up and around, basically any which way you need to to brace key areas. For example, we're not having to replace this whole floor pan because it's in pretty good shape, but this center bar is just a good example. He welded it up above the floor. So if you needed to replace the floor, pan you're not going to have any issues with the skeleton and if you had to put the doors back on, you can still do that because all of the bars are located on the inside of the car.
So it's pretty cool, but the way it's all configured right now is going to work out really good for this car it's time to pull the body off the frame go ahead, joe i'll keep an eye on it from back here now, we've just got to roll. The frame out of the shop, so we can bring the rotisserie inside this is our new rotisserie and what's. Really cool about this is that there's hydraulic rams on either end, so you can raise and lower the body as needed once it's secure. You can flip it over completely around to get easy access to the underside, depending on you know which rotisserie you get. They come with different adapters for various vehicles. Sometimes you have to make the mounts and whatnot and it's also able to accommodate shorter and longer bodies by just expanding that midsection. So this is going to be pretty cool to see how it all comes together back here, i'm able to use these mounts with a couple bolt holes that are already in the body, but up front we're gon na have to get a little bit more creative. These are some of the universal mounts that came with this particular rotisserie. They'Ll go on the end of these little port type. Deals we'll have to measure and drill holes, so we'll be able to tap into this factory body mount setup, Music that's. It here's the biggest advantage to us putting the body on the rotisserie.
We can flip it all the way around there's one bolt right there. That needs to be repositioned, so we can actually make like a full 360., but with the underside facing out this way, we can work on everything underneath here that needs to be repaired. Like you know the the rust and the floor pans and whatnot. This is so. You know you don't have to keep it under like the lift in there and be looking up the whole time and straining your neck. It makes it really really easy to work on pretty much every single aspect of the body. This is going to be sweet, Music yeah. All of this is gon na, be so much simpler doing it this way, Music, it's, just so surreal, seeing the body like twisting around like that, but everything is super. Super solid. The bracing worked out perfect. The rotisserie is amazing: it's gon na get a lot of use over the years too cool, oh well, everyone! I just rolled the frame into the new shop, so it's as clean as it's going to get so at least the disassembly is going to be a bit less messy i'm really looking forward to getting this thing torn down. So i can have it blasted and move on with the frame rebuild it's going to be so much fun and the best part is. This will be the first project content that i'll be filming in the new shop, which is a whole lot more comfortable than the old shop.
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