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I seen lots of info on how to remove the body from the car frame and I seen people using blocks or just jack stands and I wanted to know is there a tool out there meant for removing the body and if so where can I get it? And if someone can give me on what to do on what has to come off before raising the body that would help me alot because some of the other people wrote on how they did there's i'm lost so this is my first time doing this so all help is appreciated. :cool:
 

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Originally posted by Anson72@Feb 11 2010, 09:02 AM~16582210
Cherry picker, 2x6's and large jack stands.  ;)
What is a cherry picker? And how would I use it for lifting the body off the frame?
 

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Originally posted by LOWRIDER3@Feb 11 2010, 11:35 AM~16582451
What is a cherry picker? And how would I use it for lifting the body off the frame?
a cherry picker is what you use to pull engines out of cars. you can strap it to the body and lift it :0 :0 :0
 

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Originally posted by ~Texas Hustle~@Feb 11 2010, 09:37 AM~16582481
a cherry picker is what you use to pull engines out of cars. you can strap it to the body and lift it  :0  :0  :0
So if I used the cherry picker would I only do one side at a time or the whole body all at once?
 

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Sure....as long as you start low enough....meaning connect the cherry picker as close to the body as possible so you don't run out of cylinder to lift it.
 

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Originally posted by big pimpin@Feb 11 2010, 10:39 AM~16583039
Sure....as long as you start low enough....meaning connect the cherry picker as close to the body as possible so you don't run out of cylinder to lift it.
What spot would on the body would u start to lift first?
 

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You need to grab it from the trunk striker mount on the body in the back and somewhere on the firewall in the front.
 

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Thanks for all the info hopefully I will get a cherry picker soon so I can make my frame stronger
 

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To do my next one, I plan on using a chain hoist mounted acrossed the raftors via steel tubing, with vertical supports on either side of the body, then an adjustable engine hoist on the back end. Should be easy only having to deal with one end moving around, and 8' ceilings are just enough :)
 

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Will this cherry picker be good to do the job and also take the engine out?

1 Ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane


Delivers the lifting ability you need with the advantage of compact storage. Includes ram, chain and hook.


Boom extends from 36-1/4" to 50-1/4"
Crane height adjusts from 82" to 94"
Clevis grab hook with safety latch
Double ball bearing swivel casters

Maximum working capacity: 1 ton; Boom extension capacities: 1 ton @ 36-1/4", 3/4 ton @ 45-1/2", 1/2 ton @ 50-1/4", 1/4 ton @ 50-1/4"; Height capacities: 1 ton @ 82", 1/4 ton @ 94"; Ram capacity: 3 ton.
Weight: 166 lbs.
 

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Originally posted by LOWRIDER3@Feb 11 2010, 02:11 PM~16583830
Will this cherry picker be good to do the job and also take the engine out?

1 Ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane 
Delivers the lifting ability you need with the advantage of compact storage. Includes ram, chain and hook.
Boom extends from 36-1/4" to 50-1/4"
Crane height adjusts from 82" to 94"
Clevis grab hook with safety latch
Double ball bearing swivel casters

Maximum working capacity: 1 ton; Boom extension capacities: 1 ton @ 36-1/4", 3/4 ton @ 45-1/2", 1/2 ton @ 50-1/4", 1/4 ton @ 50-1/4"; Height capacities: 1 ton @ 82", 1/4 ton @ 94"; Ram capacity: 3 ton.
Weight: 166 lbs.
Sounds like wut i used last time. Just as long as your car isnt huge.
 

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had a friend bend up a cheapo cherry picker pretty easy before. I wouldnt skimp on it. even if you use it once, a quality hoist would be easy to sell
 

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Originally posted by AndrewH@Feb 11 2010, 12:33 PM~16584023
had a friend bend up a cheapo cherry picker pretty easy before. I wouldnt skimp on it. even if you use it once, a quality hoist would be easy to sell
What size cherry picker would be good?
 

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Originally posted by Anson72@Feb 11 2010, 08:03 PM~16588525
Wut you posted sounds good. Just make sure its a quality name and has a warranty if you buyin it.
The brand is Central Hydraulics and it doesen't look like it comes with a warranty
 
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