I almost forgot to drill a clearance hole for the gear lever, but my cousin Michael spotted it prior to the lift! After a quick measure (and double check) I drilled a 40mm hole. I will open this out once the exact position is known.
After a quick release of the radiator to give plenty of clearance, we managed to lift the shell off the wooden frame and lower it onto the chassis. The bodyshell was a tight fit on the rear lower body mounts. The shell did go down with a bit of persuasion, but I will chamfer the edges of the mounts and thin them a bit to allow easier fitment the next time.
I admired it for a while, trying to ignore the wheels, and then I marked the fuel pressure regulator position and the rear chassis brace for the wiring loom and fuel hoses respectively.
Once this was done, we then lifted the bodyshell off again....
I now have to concentrate on the bodyshell to enable me to finally fit it. Watch this space!