Now that the panel replacement was done. It was time to decide on a power plant. The plan is to drive this car from Canada to California down the coast. So I opted for an engine that has tons of aftermarket options and is better better on gas than the 390.
5.0L ho efi. Picked up some motor mounts for the 289 that fit perfectly.
At this point we decided we might as well make this a frame off. In order to do this we built some rotisseries. We used the plans from Auto Body Rotisserie Plans. and just adjusted them to suit our needs.
The car off the frame. We completely smoothed the belly.