Follow up on lifting 28 cab

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lowtide
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Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by lowtide » August 16th, 2011, 7:16 pm

Photo 1 shows the lifting frame. The legs were 2x4 12' long, the cross braces were rough saw pine boards 1x5 rough cut to length and doubled up. The top cross piece was 2-2x4's fastened together. Drive screws were used to secure parts.(made easy to dissassemble) The space between legs was 5', space between uprights was 7'+/- The corner gussetts were 44". The assembly was built on the ground and stood up as a unit with a little help. NOTE you can see the cab work cart just behind the cab. Two pulleys were secured to the top beam with chains near the legs. A 2x6 was secured to the door header with clamps and adjusted so the cab had just a little angle. Two 1/2" eyebolts were fastened to the 2x6. (doors were off). Two come-alongs were fastened to the cross braces and the hook to the eye bolts. Not one problem, I lowered the cab alone in 10 minutes I hope the helps. lowtide
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Harry Lipki
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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by Harry Lipki » August 17th, 2011, 3:58 pm

Well done ... Simple design , safe , and efficient ... You must be related to Henry Ford :idea:

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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by russ » August 18th, 2011, 1:25 am

As harry said, well done, and thanks for sharin'. 8) Another handy labor-savin' idea brought to you by the good folks at the best little AA club in town. 8)

I'm wondering if after using it, you found the need for it to be 11.5' tall? If 8.5' were tall enough, i could do this in my 9' garage.

If i may think alound for a moment, 24" of lift would seem to be sufficient to accomodate the combined angle on the dangle, and a bit for clearing the rear crossmember hump when backing the chassis under it, no? I'm thinkin' our trucks are about 6.5' tall, so i should have about 2' of raising clearance on a 8.5' gantry.

By the way, why didja want some angle on the cab coming down?

Many thanks for sharing your idea and pics. This will surely prove to be handy for the solo builder like myself.

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lowtide
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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by lowtide » August 19th, 2011, 6:50 am

Russ, The reason for the 12' was the truck was fully assembled. Gear shift, steering column, etc plus when I take it apart I still have 4 12 2x4s. 10" 2x4s might have worked. I didn't want to be 1" short. I drove it around the block yesterday, PERFECT. lowtide

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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by russ » August 19th, 2011, 8:26 am

Understood. Congrats on that first drive. Anxiously looking forward to my first drive.

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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by Chris Haynes » August 19th, 2011, 12:19 pm

I got a couple friends and we lifted my body by hand. Removing the shifter and brake lever was simple.

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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by russ » August 19th, 2011, 5:18 pm

Clever chris...but as i understand it lowtides "truck was fully assembled. Gear shift, steering column, etc" which would cause you and your friends to have to reach really high. Would have been an amazing feat of strength and dexterity for lowtide working solo, wouldn't ya think?
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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by Chris Haynes » August 20th, 2011, 3:09 pm

russ wrote:Clever chris...but as i understand it lowtides "truck was fully assembled. Gear shift, steering column, etc" which would cause you and your friends to have to reach really high. Would have been an amazing feat of strength and dexterity for lowtide working solo, wouldn't ya think?

As I said, the shifter and brake lever were removed. Both in less than 5 minutes. How long to build his A frame?

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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by Brady » August 20th, 2011, 3:37 pm

Chris: Sometimkes, NOT having a couple of friends around can be the most valueable means to doing anything. Lowtide did what he wanted to do, the way he wanted to do it. The steering column could have also been a determining factor in his choice of method. I don't know the big deal about 5 minutes... I could remove the body in much less time than that - simply tip it over on it's side and drag it between two trees with a John Deer 720 - then have a great start to a doodlebug. Not everybody is in your Army, but we still respect a lot of your tactics... you could 'lighten up' once in awhile though. - fb

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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by Chris Haynes » August 20th, 2011, 6:02 pm

Brady wrote:Chris: Sometimkes, NOT having a couple of friends around can be the most valueable means to doing anything. Lowtide did what he wanted to do, the way he wanted to do it. The steering column could have also been a determining factor in his choice of method. I don't know the big deal about 5 minutes... I could remove the body in much less time than that - simply tip it over on it's side and drag it between two trees with a John Deer 720 - then have a great start to a doodlebug. Not everybody is in your Army, but we still respect a lot of your tactics... you could 'lighten up' once in awhile though. - fb

You should do the same when suggesting that my friends reach really high.

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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by TomH » August 21st, 2011, 10:52 am

Chris Haynes wrote:
Brady wrote:Chris: Sometimkes, NOT having a couple of friends around can be the most valueable means to doing anything. Lowtide did what he wanted to do, the way he wanted to do it. The steering column could have also been a determining factor in his choice of method. I don't know the big deal about 5 minutes... I could remove the body in much less time than that - simply tip it over on it's side and drag it between two trees with a John Deer 720 - then have a great start to a doodlebug. Not everybody is in your Army, but we still respect a lot of your tactics... you could 'lighten up' once in awhile though. - fb

You should do the same when suggesting that my friends reach really high.
Chris,
You might want to re- read who posted what. It took 4 of us to lift my cab off, and we had to reach really high to get over the steering column.
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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by modeleh » August 21st, 2011, 11:45 am

Lowtide, I do alot of work by myself also. Nice job on the lifting setup, and the truck looks great. It can be very rewarding doing things yourself, even if it takes 10x as long, you give your brain a workout (and usually your back too) trying to figure out how to get it done.

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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by russ » August 21st, 2011, 1:26 pm

modeleh, i too do a lot of work alone and in fact prefer it. Some folks achieve a zen-like state of mind when they get into the shop, turn on the tunes, crack a soda or beer or what-have-ya, and grab a wrench. Speaking for myself, it don't get no better than that (unless i'm hangin' with my kids). :D
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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by modeleh » August 21st, 2011, 2:06 pm

Amen to that Russ. That's what it's all about. Putz-ing around the shop with a cold one and some tunes trying to get something accomplished only to get sidetracked by something else you see that needs done, and when you finally go in the house, you've wasted the whole night and got nothing really done. :wink:

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Re: Follow up on lifting 28 cab

Post by Chris Haynes » August 21st, 2011, 8:53 pm

Chris,
You might want to re- read who posted what. It took 4 of us to lift my cab off, and we had to reach really high to get over the steering column.
Tom H[/quote]

Tom,
I would have simply removed the column. It is only two bolts and two screws.

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