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    Default Cx sub-frame

    Thought Cx owners might find these interesting. From the 818-2 manual....

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    The subframe can't take the weight of the power train resting on wheels alone, that is the purpose 6651T. For safeties sake I would remove the engine before removing the body like that.
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    Look where the horizontal centre of mass is for the break! No wonder they are quite well-mannered.
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    I wouldn't do it with the engine in place, but having the suspension set up so that you could roll it under the body would be good.

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    Cx sub-frame-dsc01953.jpgCx sub-frame-dsc01954.jpgYou would need to raise the body shell quite high to achieve necessary clearance. If you have rafters in your garage it would be possible to winch it up that high. Ordinary jacks would not be enough. I found that even to get the sub frames out using jacks and stands I had to place blocks of wood on the jack head to get enough clearance. I made a trolley that was no more than 6 inches high and moved on two fixed wheels and two castor wheels. The frame of the trolley supported the whole Sub frame /chassis assembly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    You would need to raise the body shell quite high to achieve necessary clearance. If you have rafters in your garage it would be possible to winch it up that high. Ordinary jacks would not be enough. I found that even to get the sub frames out using jacks and stands I had to place blocks of wood on the jack head to get enough clearance. I made a trolley that was no more than 6 inches high and moved on two fixed wheels and two castor wheels. The frame of the trolley supported the whole Sub frame /chassis assembly.
    I had nearly, but not completely forgotten that awesome work, not least the excellent photographs Gerry. Hope you are using and enjoying the CX.
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ID:	75439You would need to raise the body shell quite high to achieve necessary clearance. If you have rafters in your garage it would be possible to winch it up that high. Ordinary jacks would not be enough. I found that even to get the sub frames out using jacks and stands I had to place blocks of wood on the jack head to get enough clearance. I made a trolley that was no more than 6 inches high and moved on two fixed wheels and two castor wheels. The frame of the trolley supported the whole Sub frame /chassis assembly.
    That is an amazing set up! Full resto yes? Very clean organized garage!
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    I am amazed that you were able to do that by yourself Gerry! Takes a lot of commitment and focus (and an amazing memory as to where everything has to go)

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    The memory sometimes fails when it comes to "Now where did I put that"!
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