Laid the engine in place to look at it, and to get it out of my way. Looks like the old engine in the truck was a 292, so i will have to make motor mounts, or use the ones on the van frame or something. I think i will try to weld the doors and cut the top off tomorrow and roll this out of my way for the time being.
This time i will try to rebuild this rustbucket from the bottom up. Today i cut away a bunch of rust, the two front body mounts, and bought some 1 x3 oblong tubing which will get welded under the door sills to hold the body together.
Still trying to figure out the best order to do this job. I have to narrow the body, channel it over the frame, weld the doors shut, cut off the top and make the door cutouts.
I think that list is just backwards. weld the doors, cut off the top, make the door cutouts, then narrow the body, and finally channel it over the frame.