Removing front subframe

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    jester0618 Veteran Member

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    Ok, I've got the car on jack stands, front under the subframe, axle for rear. Once I pull the engine/trans, where should I move the jacks to for subframe removal? Any pics would be great.....

    TIA!
    Jeff
     
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    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I recall just placing jack stands on the braces under the floor pans to support the shell. Then I had two jacks, one for the front and one for the rear of the sub frame. I supported the sub frame with 4x4 pieces that were the exact width of the sub frame.
     
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    Thanks Aaron, just finished checking your build out. My Nova was black. won't ever do that again LOL. I didn't paint it though. Maybe I can get better. Wife won't let me take her Mustang out of the garage to do mine so I have to drive to get to the car work. Maybe someday.
     
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    Check out my thread. I placed 2x4's under the rockers and set them on jack stands to support the shell.
     
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    I was unable to find your thread. Can you link to it please?
     
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    I just put my jacks under the rockers with some wood on top to keep from denting the bottom of the rockers, but as light as an empty body is that probably wasn't necessary. I left the front tires sitting on the ground, unbolted the frame from the car while laying under it and holding the rear of it up with one hand, resting on the front tires the rear of the frame weighs nothing really.
     
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    Sounds like they have sent you the right way.
     
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    I'll have to give that a try. The jacks I have under it now raise the tires off the ground. Was thinking using the cherry picker to hold the front up, but I like your idea/method better. Less to slip and fall on me that way.

    Thanks!
     
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    Here is how I did it. I also added 2 more 4x4 to connect to the rear mounting points.

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