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.