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Old 10-26-2011, 08:59 PM
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...I can't see how that wooden frame is supported in the photos. Did you attach the 2x6's to the ceiling?
The top cross beam was assembled to the two support posts and then the unit was titled up and squared up with a level. Then I screwed a 2x4 to the ceiling joists on each side of the cross beam to keep it from moving.

I take this down whenever I'm not using it (to make more room in the shop) so I need to make it somewhat "portable".

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Once you live with one you'll never be able to go without. The fact that I am 30 miles out of town also makes it extremely difficult for me to call up buddies to swing by and help.

My build has been done completely by myself with the assistance of my trusty hydraulics.

As far as a platform for the cab , I use a wood pallet with harbor freight casters bolted to it. Nice easy $20 rolling cart.
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I use a lift usually, unless I have another car on it. Here's how I did it with a floor jack and jack stands.









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I've had the cab on and off a few times since then. It's really easy with the lift.

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Engine lift with heavy duty straps. Take the doors off, theyre usually heavy and will reduce lifting load. Working on a slight incline, you'll need to be very cautious. I'd get extra people and be safe! Good luck
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bro and i used a small floor jack, couple of wood blocks and some muscle. couple more inches to go and ill secure it and make it more sturdy.
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gantry crane

I welded up a roll around Gantry crane, Like the one HF sells only bigger and stronger. I bought a School swing set a few years ago and the 6 In channel V tongues and axles from Portable school classrooms (Trailers) Swing set is outside, stores the Camper shell for one of the trucks. I used to use it for lifting projects when I made the gantry I used the School V tongues and some 6 X 6 1/4 wall tubing and 4 in I beam and trollies. MY Case 580 Ck is the preferred lifter if a project is outside. The farm forklift won't lift as much weight as the Case, and the forks are short, I used to have Fork extensions, Will need to weld up some .

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