After I got the interior stripped, i moved on to remove the engine. I decided that the easiest way to do it would be to raise the car off the engine/tranny (since the car was already on the lift) instead of trying to manouver it out with the hoist.
Pulled the wiring harness through the firewall and disconnected the fuel lines, throttle cable, steering knuckle. Also pulled out the rad and a/c compressor and condensor.
Unbolted the tranny crossmember and hooked it up withe a strap to make it easier on myself when dropping it.
Set the engine on a skid and unbolted the struts
And proceeded to lift!