Well the birdcage is completely removed fom the body. Took only a couple of hours to finish with the help of an engine hoist. I will be out of town for a few days but plan to take pics of the rusted cage this week end and post. Then all will see the complete reason I needed to replace the cage.
This was a huge step because now all of the disassembly is finished...from here on out, everything is assembling, so it's over the hump!!!!!
By the way, if anyone needs the upper windshield frame let me know. I repaired that part before I fully realized how bad the rust was so it is good and solid! Just shoot me an email. Ktruff46@yahoo.com