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Old 03-07-2018, 11:10 PM   #1
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56 cab on its back

After I get my cab off can I lay it on its back? Back window down. It would make my job of cleaning it up easier. I just donít damage the cab. Thanks
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:22 PM   #2
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Re: 56 cab on its back

I plan on doing this too, I am going to make a cart out of 2/4's or 2/6's with a hinging mechanism to tilt it back. It will have wheels on it so I can put it up on the tow truck and then roll it off at the sand blasters so they can blast the floor underside and top and the firewall inside and out.

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:27 PM   #3
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Re: 56 cab on its back

I've seen guys lay them over on an old mattress or maybe the cushions off an old couch. A couple large sheets of cardboard might be enough padding or maybe a couple of those HF furniture pads. Something to keep it from going directly on a hard surface.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:04 AM   #4
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Re: 56 cab on its back

Ive seen guys use old futon mattresses or moving blinks and couch cushions.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:26 AM   #5
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I had built a body rotissory for my builds. Just to make it easy to access all the panels easily.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:50 AM   #6
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Makes it easy to blast clean:

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Old 03-08-2018, 01:12 AM   #7
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Thick dense foam worked fine.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:38 AM   #8
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some thick foam or an old mattress will probably work fine. there are a couple of high spots, one on each side at the outboard edges, that will hi the floor first so place thicker padding there. if you make a table, like roger55 did, you will likely want to make the table narrower than those high spots. if you look at roger's you can see that is how he did his. it will sit on that depressed area. a large surface area will give the best results because less pounds per square inch.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:45 PM   #9
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Re: 56 cab on its back

Damn that looks like fun..... Just out of curiosity, how many guys does it take to manhandle a stripped cab without getting hurt? I always assumed that the bed comes off first, then you lift the cab a few inches, slip some timbers underneath and walk it to the rear of the truck to clear the frame.

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Old 03-08-2018, 01:24 PM   #10
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a bunch of packing blankets stacked would work
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:06 PM   #11
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i rolled my cab on the back and front end a few times when working on the cab
makes it a lot easier to weld up floor supports and finish welding floor patches
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:33 PM   #12
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Damn that looks like fun..... Just out of curiosity, how many guys does it take to manhandle a stripped cab without getting hurt? e
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:03 AM   #13
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Re: 56 cab on its back

Roger,

Pretty impressive that a single 2x took the load of the cab. Was it a very deep 2x, like a 2x12? Or maybe a prefabricated truss?
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:16 AM   #14
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It's a 2X6. The cab is totally empty. Doesn't really weigh that much.
The eyebolt goes up into the attic and goes though another 2X6 placed across the top of two 2X6 joists. Used a big washer under the eyebolt nut. Believe me, it's way more than stout enough. I'm sure it would lift double that weight without a problem.
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:16 AM   #15
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agreed^^^^ cab doesn't weigh much...I used a 2x4 when I pulled my AD cab yrs ago...just like Roger did...but outdoors..
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:01 PM   #16
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Re: 56 cab on its back

I lust rolled mine (51 cab) on its back in the grass. No damage that I could see!
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