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Old 12-06-2011, 08:05 AM
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how much does the cab weigh

how much does the cab of a 57 3100 weigh

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Old 12-06-2011, 11:30 AM
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I don't know how you can figure this out without doing it, and I don't see why anyone would so your answer is going to be a long time coming. Why do you need to know this?

My guess, 300 lbs without the doors, seat or glass.

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want to lift cab off frame using the beam in my garage just want to make sure I dont pull the house down
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Ahhhh, LOL. yeah we don't want to pull the house down. Listen, how big is that joist you want to use? If it's a 2x10 and is properly supported at both ends I would think it's plenty. Of course you could put a 4x4 over the top across a couple of joists and then you would have no problem at all.

That, or get a three friends and lift it off. Are the doors off? If it's empty it isn't a big deal with a few friends.

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:15 PM
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Working by myself in a one man shop for years I found ways to do that sort of thing by myself. If you lower the frame to the ground you may be able to move it a little at a time to the end of the frame then off onto a cart or something.

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It's steel I beam but it holds up the entire house above me. I'm sure it's strong enough just want to be certain. So four guys should have no problems carrying it away?
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Is is stripped of doors and such? That makes a HUGE difference. I have pulled them off with four guys no problem but if the doors and such are all that will make a big difference, I don't know in that case.

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2 guys can lift it, but use 4 as you have to walk it around the wheels. i had 3 guys at the shop pick my 58 cab off the truck and onto a dolly a couple of times. like martinsr says; no doors, no glass, gut the cab to make it lighter.

if your doing a mustII leave the cab on until you get the x-member in, the motor/trans hung and your steering fabbed up. one less time to replace the cab.
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and check out 55 to 59 chevy truck owners we hang out there.
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