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Old 09-14-2019, 04:28 PM   #26
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Re: How did you get cab, box, burb, panel, blazer off the frame?

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This is how I removed and installed the cab on my K20. I know I cheated big time. In the past I’ve built 6x6 A frames for either side of the cab And lifted it off the frame with a 4x4 through the door opening with nylon lifting straps on the ends. You have to run a 2x4 or similar over the roof to keep the straps from bending the drip rails. I just a block and tackle type setup to do the actual lifting. The latest way I did it is a lot easier.
You didn't cheat at all. I'm sure all of us would love to have the equipment you have available to you. But if we did there would be no point in a thread like this ... right?
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:18 PM   #27
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Re: How did you get cab, box, burb, panel, blazer off the frame?

I don't remember what I was watching but I saw someone lifting a camper off a truck box with camper jacks. Ive never used them or seen them up close. Wondering if it would be possible to get a couple of 4x4's longer than a chassis is wide with the tires and wheels on it and slowly lift a burb, panel, cab, or even a box this way? Lift, roll out or under with the chassis and whalaaa?
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:47 PM   #28
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Re: How did you get cab, box, burb, panel, blazer off the frame?

I took a piece of plywood and a 2x4, nailed them together, and stuck that plywood side first up in the roof of the cab. Then I used my engine lift and lifted the cab off by placing the boom against the 2x4. The plywood spread out the weight of the cab over most of the interior roof, so no dents or bends.

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Old 12-03-2019, 03:02 PM   #29
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Well I used an impact to get the bolts off on my bed what I couldn't I welded the tops of the bolts to the bed and continued and 3 guys including me got it off. The cab I used an impact to remove the bolts then me and a buddy of mine lifted it off the frame and set it down on the ground 10 feet away although at college when I got the cab off the trailer I used the help of 6 guys.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:27 AM   #30
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Re: How did you get cab, box, burb, panel, blazer off the frame?

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I don't remember what I was watching but I saw someone lifting a camper off a truck box with camper jacks. Ive never used them or seen them up close. Wondering if it would be possible to get a couple of 4x4's longer than a chassis is wide with the tires and wheels on it and slowly lift a burb, panel, cab, or even a box this way? Lift, roll out or under with the chassis and whalaaa?
Fortunately I have equipment at my disposal now, but I used to use 4 saw horses and 2 4x6's. I would set the saw horses on each side and lift one end of the vehicle with an engine hoist and slide the 4x6 under the rockers. Then move to the other end and repeat. I put a 2x4 on top of the 4x6, along under the rocker to distribute the weight.

The drawback to this method is you have to have plenty of room on each side of the vehicle.

This is how we do it now.
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