No two restoration projects are ever the same. In the case of this TR6, someone else had already started the job, but was unable to finish it and the vehicle owner had already elected to finish the job off himself. Effectively, we were tasked with carrying out all necessary body/chassis repairs which had not already been done, or which, perhaps, needed to be revisited.
It is not usually necessary to separate the body from the chassis, however sometimes there is simply nothing else for it. When you have to get to certain parts of the chassis you just can’t do it with the body in place. This also makes it easier to get to the underside of the body.
However, you have to be careful to measure everything, brace the body shell and keep checking your measurements throughout the repairs. That way you might stand a chance of them fitting back together!!
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