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Build It Yourself Engine Cradle

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by davidfe, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. davidfe
    Joined: Jan 1, 2006
    Posts: 135

    from Illinois

    Build It Yourself Engine Cradle
    Spending a fairly cold windy day indoors. Found these and though they might be enjoyed by others.
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    I have built a couple similar to these. I used scrap tubing that I was able to pick up during my various dumpster diving trips.

    I prefer to not use casters. Instead, I use a two wheel cart and just put them out of the way.

    Hope someone will find this useful.
  2. 64LeSabre455
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
    Posts: 779

    from Adkins, Tx

    HA HA, I like the caption in the last Photo. Thats what I would do !!!
  3. fortypickup
    Joined: Aug 2, 2007
    Posts: 1,744

    from Nebraska


    Thanks for the info...
  4. That's weird, I have a small block mopar w/trans that was in the way so I just built one of these. What a coincidence.
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  5. nice man , i would have scraped my address off before scanning though..
  6. Goztrider
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 3,067

    from Tulsa, OK

    I built one about 15 years ago to store a motor I was hanging onto and make it more portable. Enclosed are a couple of pictures of it. All I used was an 8' long 4"x4", 8 - 9-10" long nuts and bolts, 16 - 4.5" long nuts and bolts, and 4 350lb capacity casters. Went together pretty simply, and the only modification I had to make was the little dimple for the dipstick tube bumpout on a small block Chevy.


  7. i built one of those only to be accused of being "ghetto" for using a old street sign post. somehow i did end up with the metal version, it was attached to a 350 i was storing 20 years ago and was never claimed!
  8. i have made a shit load of them, maybe 15-20. i think most of them disappeared while i was involved with some racing in the 80's
  9. duffman
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
    Posts: 256


    Is it me or is that a can of Budweiser in the 4th picture? Plowboy is that you?
  10. i was thinking about making one to set my spare flathead on and slide it under my work bench -thanks

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