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Old 12-19-2007, 03:46 PM
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lifting cab 50 chevy

what is the best way to lift the cab on a 1950 chevy 3100 pickiup? where do you put the straps? I was thinking off running them under the cab where it sits on the frame. I dont want to damage or bend anything. the cab is empty and the doors are off. I will lift it with a chain hoist

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lifting cab 50 chevy

use a 2 by 12 as wide as your cab at where the top of the doors shut .
use a strap at ends of board .
you can use a cherry picker and place the boom under the board and jack it up off the frame .
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use a 2 by 12 as wide as your cab at where the top of the doors shut .
use a strap at ends of board .
you can use a cherry picker and place the boom under the board and jack it up off the frame .
I thought about that but was not sure if it would bend the cab roof or not. I have a chain hoist set up in the shop so that will be easier. thanks
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Burntolds is right,thats how we lifted a 65 chevy, works great and no damage.
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use a 2 by 12 as wide as your cab at where the top of the doors shut .
use a strap at ends of board .
you can use a cherry picker and place the boom under the board and jack it up off the frame .
We just picked up my 48 Chev 1/2 ton the same way with no problem. Also, the doors and front glass were still installed.
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what is the best way to lift the cab on a 1950 chevy 3100 pickup


Just invite a few friends over ... no damage from chains, straps or boards. In this photo WE were putting the body back on ... but the principal is the same.



I built a wooden dolly with a good set of wheels on it ... to set the body on.

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Try using your cherry picker like I did.

I wrapped a tow strap through the open window openings on the cab and brought the two hook ends up to the exterior top of the cab where I attached them to my cherry picker with the boom extended (as well as the legs). That raised it up enough to take the cab off sideways. Leave the doors in place for strength. I'll try to send an image or two.
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Try using your cherry picker like I did.

I wrapped a tow strap through the open window openings on the cab and brought the two hook ends up to the exterior top of the cab where I attached them to my cherry picker with the boom extended (as well as the legs). That raised it up enough to take the cab off sideways. Leave the doors in place for strength. One man can do it alone this way. I tried to attach an image and failed. Email me and I'll send pics of the easy one-man way.
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re: lifting cab 50 chevy

Well the cab of your truck is alot less weight than my 48 chevy fleetline body. I used some 4x4s went through the windows, and had a friend with a tractor lift the body up and on to some saw horses. Did not hurt a thing, and it cost me a six pack of beer. He did the same thing when i put the body back on.
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I wrapped a tow strap through the open window openings on the cab and brought the two hook ends up to the exterior top of the cab where I attached them to my cherry picker with the boom extended (as well as the legs). That raised it up enough to take the cab off sideways. Leave the doors in place for strength. One man can do it alone this way. I tried to attach an image and failed. Email me and I'll send pics of the easy one-man way.
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the doors were already off the body when I got it
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With the cab on my Chevy 3600 I used workers that will do jobs no American will do.
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got it off

I lifted the cab off today. I used my chain hoist and a 2x12 with a strap. very easy and it went smooth



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