Why won't the SE6a body lift

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Geofftit
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Why won't the SE6a body lift

Post by Geofftit » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:09 pm

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

I am trying to remove the body from my 6a.

I have removed bolts from turrets. footwells. all seats including folding mechanism at the back and seat belts, bumpers are off, gear linkages are removed, bolts at foot of roll bar are ground off and removed, anything attaching engine to body removed including all the earth straps I can find, filler pipe hose removed.

I thought I would lift it a short way to ensure it moved before getting help to lift it completely. As you can see from the pictures it seems reasonably free at the front where I have lifted it 4 inches at the turrets, but it is not keen on lifting much at the rear.

Any ideas please?
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Thanks in advance
Geoff



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Why won't the SE6a body lift

Post by scimjim » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:13 pm

Have you been through the list of bolts in the FAQ section?

Slightly spoilt by photobucket but still useable I think?

https://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtop ... dy#p325771


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Why won't the SE6a body lift

Post by Geofftit » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:38 pm

I am 99% sure I have removed all these. I will check again next time I get a chance to get into the garage.



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Why won't the SE6a body lift

Post by ard126k » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:45 pm

4 bolts across the rear of the load area?
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Why won't the SE6a body lift

Post by Geofftit » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:31 pm

Thanks ard126k It was the two inner ones on the rear of the load area (hidden under the insulation.



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