Once the bulk of the welding was done at the body shop it was time to lift the body off the frame.

Partially shot blasted to make the welding easier, made a note to weld up the parcel shelf speaker holes as they would look a mess in the boot.

Plonked down on a trolley before going on to the rotisserie.

Time to pick up the rolling chassis to take back to my own garage in London to do some modest chassis mods. By now this was a regular 300 odd mile round trip to the body shop, luckily we had a big old Chevy Tahoe at the time which could tow a house.