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#1 Thingamajig

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:14 PM

Hey Guys,

 

so after several attempts to remove the engine from top out of this car it is proving stupidly difficult so coming out from bottom it is, anyone got any ideas how safe using an engine crane to lift the car from the front is? My mate is a tad paranoid about doing so or would using some heavy duty jack stands to do so be better/safer?

 

lemme know what you guys reckon

 

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

Its safe if you attach the crane's chain and hook to the right place.



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

Its safe if you attach the crane's chain and hook to the right place.

 

exactly where? any pics?



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:24 PM

Search google for pics, not sure if u will find them.

Best place is the mounting point for the front reo bar, it can hold a fair amount of weight.

Some people use the reo bar itself to hold the weight but i prefer something a but stronger.



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:59 PM

Stronger than a 185 reo? wow... unless it's the group a reo



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

Stronger than a 185 reo? wow... unless it's the group a reo

 

Search google for pics, not sure if u will find them.

Best place is the mounting point for the front reo bar, it can hold a fair amount of weight.

Some people use the reo bar itself to hold the weight but i prefer something a but stronger.

 

It's the normal ST185 reo bar...so a tad stronger than the Group A one if you could describe to me where the mounting points are so i have a rough idea...?



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:59 AM

The mounting points are where the reo bar bolts onto the body of the car in those box like cavitys

Those are epicly solid, but if u cant find anything to grab onto that spot (ie: chain, hook or steel cable) u can use the reo bar like everyone else.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:48 PM

^ i just used a chain with an eye hook and wrapped it around the reo bar. worked fine


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:30 PM

many ways. you can also leave the reo attached and use the tow hooks on the reo bar

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:52 PM

done it several times, chain around the reo works a treat!


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:06 PM

Here you go. I used a soft sling 1tonne + dee shackles and had to slightly reduce the length

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

^^TRD-021 That was exactly what I was looking for where did you mount your sling?

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

I used the engine mounts bolts. Put the bolts through the sling. I had to shorten this particular sling by making a node on one end
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:41 AM

so where did you get said harness/chain?



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:05 AM

bunnings for chain and shackles

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:06 AM

what area are you in?

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:43 PM

I got everything from total tools http://www.totaltools.com.au but as pinkst162formylady said you can get chain and shackles from bunnings
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

Yeah I'm here there and everywhere :P but mainly FG, or cranny areas (but varies a bit) so chain and shackes from bunnings etc any idea on loads / anything else I need to grab?



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:31 PM

A dollie for the engine, I got some planks to put the stands on so I can have some more height clearance.
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:17 PM

yeh u can get a cheap dolly from supercheap, they r like $30



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