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Old Aug 9th, 09, 11:46 AM
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Default lifting body off frame

can a couple of floor jacks and timbers be used to lift the body off the frame of my 67?
does anybody have pictures and suggestions?
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Old Aug 9th, 09, 12:05 PM
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A couple of 4x4 fence posts will span the body so you can roll the chassis out.look at my picture link.Car has been sitting on them for a few months.Jack up each side a little at a time.
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Old Aug 9th, 09, 1:21 PM
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Also if you do a search a lot of info will come up with pictures. I used 4x4 with a engine hoist and it worked great.
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Old Aug 9th, 09, 1:48 PM
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I used chain hoists, 4x4s and concrete blocks. I have pics on my website, which is temporarily down. I hope to have the site back up by tomorrow.
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Old Aug 10th, 09, 11:47 AM
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i took the body off the frame in my garage on my 70 and it was way easy...i had everything out though. motor fenders and bumpers. i had two engine hoists and 2 4x6's. just put a tow strap through the rear bumper mounts and tied it off good so i can attach it to the hoist. then i had a tow chain up front that i put through the lower points and hooked the other hoist up to it. after i had that hooked up i just took out all the body mounts and lifted the body up enough to get the frame out. the frame was already on jacks to support it before i lifted the car up. just have some friends there to assist with lifting the hoist up at the same time so it stays level. after we got the frame out i re positioned the jacks and laid the 4x6's across and balanced the body back on them. they hold nice and firm with now worries. i'll try to post some pics to give you a better idea when i get off work today. hope this helps....
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When doing so, should the doors remain on or removed? If removed, shouldn't a few metal braces be welded into the door openings to prevent the body from buckling? I know I've seen several pics posted here with boxed channel welded in.
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Old Aug 10th, 09, 12:10 PM
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When doing so, should the doors remain on or removed? If removed, shouldn't a few metal braces be welded into the door openings to prevent the body from buckling? I know I've seen several pics posted here with boxed channel welded in.
Not as critical with a hardtop but should be done as good insurance on a convertible. Lots of guys dont want to take chances and do it anyway. I figure as long as the pillars, roof and rockers arent shot to hell your fine. Mine is coming off without the doors and no braces but its also completely gutted so no extra weight of any kind in there.
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Old Aug 10th, 09, 2:18 PM
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i left the doors in and windows in....the body didn't buckle at all since it's a full shell on the 70. not sure about others out there. I didn't have any issues at all it's very solid and there wasn't any need for welding anything for support. i done a little homework on it by asking every body shop in my area about what they thought of it.
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Old Aug 10th, 09, 2:18 PM
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My website is back online if you want to see the pics on my Body & Electrical page.
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Old Aug 10th, 09, 2:21 PM
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my 70 is a hard top by the way....in case there's anyone looking to do this to a convertable.
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Old Aug 10th, 09, 2:28 PM
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can a couple of floor jacks and timbers be used to lift the body off the frame of my 67?
does anybody have pictures and suggestions?
Thanks

That's exactly how I did it. I use a floor jack with a cushioned face at the pinch welds of the rocker (did not damage it at all), and then slipped a jack stands under the pinch welds. I worked around the car about 1 inch at a time like this unstil I could get a 7ft wide 4x4 between the body and the frame. I then jacked it up from the ends of the 4x4's.
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Old Aug 12th, 09, 2:34 PM
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My website is back online if you want to see the pics on my Body & Electrical page.
Nice website
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Old Aug 12th, 09, 2:55 PM
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I use three cherry pickers and bars to hook the chains to so your picking straight up and not pulling in or stressing the body.

http://www.1969supersport.com/lift.html

This way I pick it and set it all the time by myself.

Heres the cherry picker extensions

http://www.1969supersport.com/jigs2.html

heres a few more pictures with the cherry pickers.

http://www.1969supersport.com/restoration.html

As long as were talking about lifting a body, I guess I could throw this in the pile, some jigs for holding stuff to paint or sandblast.

http://www.1969supersport.com/jigs.html

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Old Aug 12th, 09, 3:46 PM
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I used some 1"x2" square tubing instead of lumber, 4 jackstands and a floor jack. Worked great for me. Not sure how easy it will be to put back together though.
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Old Aug 12th, 09, 7:25 PM
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One cherry picker and some chains to lift it off, then cinder blocks & 4x4's to support it.

Pictures... http://www.cardomain.com/ride/822091/11
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