The Body is Off!!
Constructed a rack from 2x6's with 2x4 bracing to support the body. Will add some diagonal braces to the cross-bars before beginning body work - that won't start til the mechanical work is completed.
Here's a dimensioned sketch of the rack - you can also download a larger printable version (153K)
A template drilled in a scrap piece of 2x6 made it easy to drill the multiple sets of holes in both the cross-braces and uprights. The uprights have pairs spaced evenly to allow the body to be see-sawed into position - was working alone, so had to raise the front, then the back, then the front....so as not to create too large an angle with any one lift. Used the rear roll-bar braces as a lift point for the rear.
Once body was off, found a mummified rodent stuck in one of the frame holes.... ???