Ok - so I need to transport my D90 to a mechanic's place to do the engine swap (I live in CA - hence the engine swap requirement to do registration)
unfortunately there's a height limitation on the transport vehicle so I have to remove the Wolf Roll cage that PA Blanchard had installed on my 1986 ex-MoD D90 before shipping it.
I assumed it would be fairly easy - and it was (basically just a bunch of 17mm nuts with lock nuts) - right up until the last frame component.
Check out the three images...
This shows you how far I've got - back hoop is out, the horizontal bars are out as are the diagonal support bars
I have removed the bolts from both front bases of the front hoop. (this are the standard 17mm bolts with the lock nuts at the back)
I have also removed the 13mm bolts from that attach the top of the door frame that connects to to the front windscreen assembly
At this point I assumed I could just lift it off easily - but it won't move...as in - it won't move at all.
I've tried banging it backwards and forwards with a hammer (I hammered via a piece of wood so I didn't damage it). I tried banging it upwards from the bottom of the bases in case it was jammed "onto" something
It doesn't seem to be attached anywhere else - but I have no idea what else to try...
Any suggestions (before I tie it to a pole or giant tree...and see what happens...)
Thanks guys - instinct tells me that it's jammed onto something so I'd have to lift it off first...but I have no idea how deep it could be jammed...also...my instincts could be WAY wrong