The first steps were to start stripping parts off the Vette. 
The interior came out, then everything that connected the body to the frame

The frame with the original small block

The body was placed on the body dolly

On 10 May 2003, we lifted the body off the frame

The frame was pulled out from under the body

Here is a video of the body being lifted off the frame. 
Since the lift took about 30 minutes, I sped the video up so you can see the entire process.

Big Dog Garage