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Tech Week - Lift that body by yourself

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ricks Garage, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. I work by myself almost all of the time. I tend to work on about five projects at one time and so I am very messy, but ask me for a tool or a part and I can find it in a few seconds. So how do you lift your truck cab off of the frame an keep it level so you can work on it and place it on a dolly? I have an engine crane, however the stock pickup cab on the stock height frame was too tall for the crane to lift it straight up. Using about $20.00 worth of wood and hardware I devised a lifting tool. I mounted a 1/2" threaded rod in the top plate and used 1/4" bolts welded to the sides of the nuts to used for my adjustments. I also used nylon straps to secure the top cross rail to the body. I made a dolly for the cab (it also worked for the bed) to roll it off of the frame. While I was working on the underside of the body I made stands that mounted to the firewall to keep the body from resting on the frame.
     

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  2. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
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    chrisntx
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    from Texas .

    Are you going to build that 46/7 as a 40/41?
     
  3. hellsgaterods
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
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    hellsgaterods
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    Overhead chain hoist and straps and being really careful not to crush anything.
     
  4. The 46 got a 6" competition chop and 6" channel, 272 with 2 Autolite 4100"s
     

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