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Old 08-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Lifting body off frame

I have done a search and pretty much know what most people do to lift the body off the frame. I have been reading that most people use the front and rear pinch welds to put the piece of wood to support the body. My question is, what if most of my pinch welds are completely rotted out, especially on the rear quarters? Will I be okay using those areas and just letting them collapse till they stop? I tried using the wheel well area and I have no way of safely supporting it while it is that high. I should be able to make the front work, but the back is my biggest problem right now because of all the rust. Also, will the spare tire well get in the way of the wood that is going to be going across the area?

The body is getting scrapped just so you all know. Damage should not be a problem.

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Edit: Actually, do I just lift up the rear of the car using the pinch welds in front of the rear wheels?
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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Yes, you just need a piece of wood in front of the rear wheel wells to support it. In the rear that is.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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You can just use an engine hoist and a chain on the junk body. Just run it through the tail light wire holes. Yank it up and push the chassis out from under it.
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Or you could do what I did.

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Old 08-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: Lifting body off frame

When I took mine off the frame I had 6 or 7 guys help lift the body up. Once we lifted it up we rested it on 55 gallon drums until we got the body where I needed it then we placed it on jack stands.
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