Removing the Frame

The next step in the remodel is to get the top shell separate from the frame (the metal base attached the wheels).   Standing in the way are hundreds of rivets and a little thing called gravity.   

Dan built this gantry so fast, I just got this picture after it was all done! This wood frame will support the weight of the shell and allow us to raise it a few inches so we can pull the frame out from underneath.  

Dan used a angle grinder to slowly pry the frame off the shell and get it ready for lifting. That insulation sticking out is from under the floor in the belly pan along with the water tanks.  

Luna is suspicious and wonders where we put the mice. 

Here the frame is almost free, the shell is lifted just a few inches.  So close!