Join Date: Feb 2001
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body swap day
Today is the day the rusty hardtop body goes bye bye on my 88.5 samurai. I have Wildweasel and Tomkat and AmigoDave coming over ina few hours to help me yank the body from a nice, rust free 88.5 softtop I got from aftermarket4x4 (who is having a sami clearance sale if you havent heard) so we can do the transplant to the hardtop frame.
I have the softtop body almost fully dislodged and ready to pull, but now we have to empty out the hardtop and try to undo all the horribly rusty bolts and nuts in order to get the body off that one. We have nice weather (working outside) and enough people to muscle it, or we could put up a little pole tripod thing with cut down trees and use a comealong to pull the bodies.
I hope by the end of the day to have it all screwed together enough to drive, then I can do all the little detail work at my leisure. I'll try to remember to take pictures along the way.