Next thing I had to do was get it into the shop & up on stands, since I don't have a lift. Used my Kioti, with a big tire chained to the loader bucket, to push it in. It don't push by hand too easy, since it's heavy & at least one of the front calipers is dragging.
Had to remove the exhaust pipe & cat, in order to get to the rear of the pass side motor mount. Had to get in there to hold back up on the nut on the motor mount bolt. I think I got all the wires/tubes/hoses/bolts/etc off, so the engine will come out. Hooked a chain to it. Will probably pull it with the Kioti loader. It's supposed to be an Olds 307.
It has power windows, and the driver window was down part way. So, I unbolted the window & took it out. Will have to come up with a way to secure it in the up position. Won't even try to get the PW working. Ya'll may also notice my makeshift inside door handle. The original is broke off. But any flat blade screwdriver will work perfectly. So, I found a rusty junker and "installed" it.
The tailgate would not open. So, I had to figure out how to get it open. Finally manged to do so. Think I'll plan a way to hold the door shut, without using the stock latch mechanism. That way I won't ever have to worry about the tailgate getting stuck again. That's one thing I like about race cars. You don't have to put everything back stock. You can modify stuff, as needed.
Next thing to do was to get those nasty seats out. Easier said than done. That driver seat was a pain. But, with the help of a floor jack and some pry bars, I finally got it out. The other seats were not that difficult. The back of the rearward facing seat is the only one left. Tried to lift it up, like I did the back of the 2nd seat. But, it is apparently attached differently. Will have to take more time to investigate, to see what it will take to remove it.
There looks to be plenty of room in the back, for a fuel cell & a couple of batts. Will probably build some sort of box cover over the cell, and batts, if I put the batts back there. The tech guys probably wouldn't go for a cell & batts in the back, without a decent cover. Sorta like a 3rd gen or X-body with a hatchback.
Edited by ponyakr, 30 July 2018 - 01:30 PM.