With the the interior out of the way I switched to the front end. I started by removing the heater box. Before removing the straps that retain the main harness I set a tape measure across the frame and took a picture
so that I would know where the straps were placed when it comes time to put the car back together. After everything was removed from the engine, frames and firewall, I tackled the front suspension. I left the torsion
bars inserted into the lower control arms. They will be seperated later after the ends are marked, which will enable me to install them exactly the way they were originally set by the factory.|
It seams that on every project website I see, people are removing the engines either from the top or the bottom. And they do this before they dismatle the front frames. Why ? What I did was a lot easier. After the front
suspension was removed, I build a wooden cart to cradle the engine. I then lowered the front of the car so that the engine was setting on the cradle and the shell was simultaneously resting on a pair of jack stands. Then
I just dismantled the front frame and wheeled the engine out the front.