Do you have a chain hoist and something to hang it from?
cranky1 said:Do you have a chain hoist and something to hang it from?
Just a variation on this. What ever you put under the tires to give you the clearance you'll need for the crane, put the exact same thing under where the motors going. Then when you put the motor in, drop it down to the clearance your looking for and Bob's your uncle. No measuring required.justold said:Get some lumber 2x6 or 2x8 at least the length of the wheel base chafer the one end and put wheel stops at the other end stack as many as needed ,and roll the car up on them the use a straight edge on top of then to get your measurements . Or jack it up and put it on four milk crates if the car is not too heavy
Not sure what I'd use for a counterweight. Maybe my Avalanche! LOL! Another good idea though. Thanks.Cape Cod Bob said:Another trick is if you can assemble your crane with the part that goes under the car , backwards ! Then you have to add weight to the base to counterbalance for the motor.
They actaually make this set up for industrial application where no space under the load exist. Like picking up electric motors that are set up on concrete pads, etc. :welcome:
matt167 said:I have used cinder blocks to raise the height of a jackstand.. of course, just working on front drum brakes, never being under the car with it... thing to remember is, a set of stands used improperly can be just as bad, or worse than blocks.. all it takes is 1 of them to shift the slightest bit and they can all come down on you.. they can also sink in unsturdy ground or tilt in unsturdy ground and give way.. really the best way would be 4 sturdy drive on ramps if the car has to be sitting on the tires