What were the particular problems you encountered with lowering the body over the front subframe?mk1 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:30 am Speaking from my own experience. Putting the body back on to the assembled frames is not the way to go. It is MUCH easier if the frames are fitted with minimal parts on board. They are lighter & easier to manipulate.
I have tried to lower the body back onto a complete front subframe c/w engine ONCE. I would never attempt it again as long as I live.
That said, the more you do something the easier it gets & I know that some people do do it this way & I am sure that some of the tricks they suggest will be good ones.
However you do it.
I'm tending to prefer this method, as I've already built it up and from experience in the past, I've never managed to get an engine into a car from the top without damaging something, and that was on later cars without the radiator shroud in place. Not to say I couldn't be persuaded otherwise of course.