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tim76

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Day 1-  bought this car about a year ago, just getting around to pulling it into the garage. the flares, rear lip and front spoiler are off and will be for sale, I don't anticipate wheels wide enough to justify the flares and I want a bare clean look.

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Day 2 very productive. I put the car up pulled the fenders and dropped the engine and tranny together with the front sub-frame. First time trying this, much easier then out the top. 5 hours working alone, not bad.

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Temporary stands until I drop the rear and figure out a dolly or tip-tissorie.

 

I put the bumper support back in, thinking about using this as the support to mount a tip-tissorie. I have not found any reference for this on an 02, has anyone done this?

 

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When I did my 914 I welded together a rotisserie out of 2 engine stands from Harbor Freight and some metal from the local yard.

 

Sold it when I was done with it for more then it cost me to make.  You can see exactly how I attached it to the bumper shocks like what you are thinking of.  It worked great.

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Dropped the rear sub frame during the week, today I removed the glass, gas tank and rear lights. Not happy with my dolly but it worked to get the car out of the garage. tomorrow I will enclose it with a portable garage from harbor freight my plan being to sand/grind etc in the tent vs making a mess in the garage and work on re-doing the suspension stuff in the real garage. Still debating getting the car dry stripped i.e. blasted, I got a quote here in Ct for $1800, but I have a feeling that is a starting price and doesn't include everything and epoxy primer would be extra.  At this point I have more time then money  so as much as I'd like to get it done the debate in my head continues.

 

Next up is getting the sub frames apart. I would like some suggesting on removing the various bushings, I have seen expensive tools, burning them out and diy tools with pvc or hole saws-- help!!!

 

The body will sit until I finish cleaning out the engine bay, wiring harness and what very little is left in the interior.

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Work continues- pulled rear subframe apart, cleaned diff, trans, main cross frame, pulled the bushings on one trailing arm. I used the threaded rod/washers method and it worked but it was not easy. Also pulled the exhaust manifold off the engine before I mount it to a stand, all bolts except for one were stripped and required vice grip removal, ugh!

 

Good news on closer look at what extra parts came with the car I found larger sway bars!

 

Going to focus on the rear and getting the engine on the stand.

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