rentdresknz wrote:I think that I will need to remove the tires so that I have more clearance as you noted in your pics. Will I be able to roll the hoist and the body sideways to set it one the dolly? Time will tell. Any comments on this move?
Wow, I see you are in Saudi Arabia, what's it like restoring a car there? Here is a few things I found and did.
Yes, you can lift the chassis and set it down on 4 wheel dollies, then roll the chassis in any direction you wish, provided you have the floor surface to roll it on.
If you are going to roll it forward on the tires, removing the tires will not really buy you that much clearance due to the height of the front upper control arms and the height of the frame over the rear axles.
When I lifted the body off my '68, the tire height was not really an issue, but the height of the gas tank and engine was. You will need to lift the body much higher than the tires unless you drop the tank and pull the engine first.
Also, don't forget, if you can't lift the body high enough to clear the gas tank and engine when you are taking the body off, you won't be able to put the body back on with either the gas tank or the engine installed. Both, especially the drive train, are far easier to install with far less aggravation and some chance of body damage if they are installed before the body drop, but not required.
When I lifted mine, I had an electric winch on each side and a chain fall in the center of the front to control the angle. I lifted it high enough to roll the chassis out, rolled the dolly under the body and lowered it back down.
Since my car has a tilt nose, it was very easy to install the engine after the body drop, as there was no front end to deal with. But unless you have the height inside your garage to lift the engine high enough to clear the noses, it may be an issue to consider.
Let us know how you did it and how well it worked.