How To Build a Subframe Platform for Easy Engine/Transmission Removal
I recently replaced an engine on a 2005 Honda Odyssey. I lowered the subframe with the engine and transmission onto jack stands and it worked pretty good. Now that I’m faced with removing an engine and transmission from a 2003 Honda Pilot, I thought I’d up my game and build a platform that I could, not only lower the subframe onto, but also be able to move it around the shop wherever I want after I remove the subframe from the Pilot.
I am by no means a master fabricator, but I hope this info helps you build something similar, or inspires you to make something of your own.
I hope you enjoy the video.
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