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Old 07-25-2011, 10:31 AM
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Hey out there!

I have a 1939 Plymouth that I want to remove the body from the chassis.
My question is do I need to remove the steering box and column from the bottom then raise the body? Could I cut the column and then install a coupling later?

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removing body.....

HI,instead of cutting the steering column,why not just disconnect it? i removed the body on my 48 ford coupe,by disconnecting everything,then using a 4 ton engine hoist,BUT,my interior,doors,front and rear fenders and hood and trunk lid,were taken off first
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I can not lift the body that high. I have a single story garage so I can lift the body off of the running gear by about a foot. Then roll the chassis out from under the body. The column is about three feet above the floorboard so to clear it I would need to raise the body at least 4 maybe 5 feet above the column. On older trucks I know the entire column and steering box are removed as a unit and lowered to the ground getting the clearance needed to remove the body. So I am thinking I will need to do that also.

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meat cleaver time ?

unbolt it , take off the steering wheel and let it roll foreward, have the gear on the ground tied with a wire to keep it with the frame
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