After swapping in a new transmission output seal and a gear selector rod seal, the engine, transmission and front subframe were ready to go in. Dana, Grice, Marc and Jeff helped to position, shimmy and finally bolt the unit in place. What a relief. At three weeks until Vintage at the Vineyards, this was a necessary milestone for this weekend.
First, we jacked the body up with two jacks and a 4X4. The 4X4 is just aft of the shifter hole. Note the counterbalancing wheels and tires in the trunk.
We rolled it into place, then slowly lowered the body down. After a little precarious teetering on the jacks, we bolted the subframe in place and stood amazed at the ease. Considering that it took us only two hours to get it in and removal took a full day, I'd say it was a good day.
Here's my favorite picture of the day; Grice riding an invisible motorcycle.