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DrJeff
09-21-2016, 02:28 PM
I scrapped together this listing from multiple postings on this forum (thanks to all the contributors!). I've already got most of the 'disconnect' items done, but I wanted to get a checklist together to be sure I didn't miss anything.

I'll be doing the lift on a MaxJax 2 post lift, probably doing the separation at an upcoming Tech Day - so I can attract some extra eyes. Frame will be set down on wheel dollies (just to make moving it around the garage a little more flexible), and the body will go onto some mover dollies connected with a temporary frame (to make it movable - and not stuck on the lift). Once separated the engine and transmission are coming out, and ready for positioning the Tesla motor and measuring for mounts and axles.

Body Frame Separation

- Disconnect
- - Front
- - - Bracing
- - - - Front radiator shroud
- - - AC
- - - - Evaporator Lines @ passenger wheel well
- - - Coolant
- - - - Heater Core lines @ front firewall
- - - Control
- - - - Steering linkage @ firewall
- - - - Speedo cable at Angle Drive
- - - - Brake lines @ master cylinder
- - - Electrical
- - - - Radiator Fan lines @ front frame
- - - - Horn lines @ front frame
- - - - Fuel level sender wiring @ sender
- - - - fuel pump wiring @ fuel pump
- - - - Front lighting wiring/ground junction area @ front crumple tubes
- - - Fuel
- - - - Fuel filler hose @ fuel tank
- - - Hydraulics
- - - - Clutch line @ master clutch cylinder
- - - - Brake lines @ master cylinder
- - Cabin
- - - Shift boot and shifter @ console/shifter area
- - - Mode switch vacuum lines @ engine bay / driver's pontoon ?
- - Engine Bay
- - - Control
- - - - Throttle cable @ spool
- - - Electrical
- - - - Engine wiring @ connector box
- - - - O2 sensor @ sensor
- - - - Alternator Power @ alternator
- - - - Starter Power @ starter
- - - - Automatic Transmission computer lines (if applicable)
- - - - Battery ground cable @ passenger lower control arm AND @ rear frame
- - - - Frame/body grounds @ rear quarter stainless panels
- - - Emissions
- - - - Carbon Canister lines @ drivers pontoon
- - - Air
- - - - Air duct to filter box @ passenger's pontoon
- - Rear
- - - Control
- - - - Emergency Brakes @ each brake caliper / rear hub
- - Rear Fascia
- - - Engine cover release cable @ release
- - - Rear tail lights (for access)
- - - Fascia wiring assembly @ inside rear fascia
- - - Bolts along bottom of fascia
- - - Rear fascia assembly (whole)
- Bolts Removed
- - 2 bolts in the trunk bolting to shock towers
- - 2 bolts inside near center console bolting sideways into the frame
- - 2 bolts near the transmission/engine connection bolting the frame the body to the frame
- - 2 seat belt bolts @ inner side of seat
- - 2 in rear pontoons @ pontoon inside, after rear fascia removed
- - 2 above the rear shock towers (under shock tower brace)