Why are they reinstalling the lockers on Endeavour if no one will be allowed in it to see it? Wouldn't they want to keep the weight down?
weigh down for what?
Since Endeavour will eventually be hoisted vertical.
I fail to see what her eventual display orientation has to do with "keeping weight down."
Columbia was hoisted atop the SCA at White Sands by commercial cranes rented for the occasion when she landed at White Sands on STS-3.
If cranes, in 1982, could hoist Columbia (the heaviest of the Orbiters) while she was in post-flight/mission config (actually configured for ferry flight, but you get my meaning. She was still internally equipped with her mission payload) with all her middeck lockers installed, then cranes today can certainly hoist and orient Endeavour (the lightest of the Orbiters) when she's in museum display config with sensitive government equipment and her MPS ripped out.