Trevor and Tyler remove the Heidt’s rear suspension members and the Currie rear axle housing in preparation for mounting the body tub on the rotisserie.
The body bolts were pulled, and one subframe removed.
The TCI 6X transmission provides 1-5 forward gears shifted automatically, and will handle the power of the LS-based 600+ engine.
There is some clean-up grinding, epoxy, and undercoating to do to the bottom side of the car. The firewall shows some “resizing” from the first restoration, our new transmission tunnel is the bare steel. The hole will be cut for the shifter later.
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Door reinforcement bars keep the body from twisting on the rotisserie.
Bolted to the spinner and ready to go!
The suspension parts and core support will be media blasted and painted to look new again.
The Heidt’s subframe is essentially new, having never been painted or driven. However, it’s not “calendar” new. We’ll blast and paint it with Axalta epoxy and Imron as well.