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lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby Red383 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:46 pm

I don't post on here much, been lurking around for years. I bought a 65 D200 that I am starting to work on to get drivable after it's 20+ year hibernation.

I have a two post lift in my shop and was wondering if anyone has ever lifted the entire cab & front clip as one unit up off of the frame? Is it possible?

I've only ever owned uni-body muscle cars, so I am new to the body on frame concept.

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Re: lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby dodgeboykim » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:05 pm

Red383 wrote:I don't post on here much, been lurking around for years. I bought a 65 D200 that I am starting to work on to get drivable after it's 20+ year hibernation.

I have a two post lift in my shop and was wondering if anyone has ever lifted the entire cab & front clip as one unit up off of the frame? Is it possible?

I've only ever owned uni-body muscle cars, so I am new to the body on frame concept.

Thanks



I did a cab and nose swap using a pair of brophy style cable camper jacks on my front lawn. Hoist would make it very easy.
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Re: lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby coelcanth » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:59 pm

most people seem to take the doors off and slide some heavy timbers through to lift from under the roof..
might help to take the fenders off and keep the weight a bit more balanced
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Re: lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby Red383 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:40 am

I guess if you can do it with camper jacks, using my lift should be pretty simple. Dodgeboykim, does the red truck in your signature have any lift on it? Or is it stock suspension?

I'd like to do a 4wd conversion on my truck using a disc brake front end.

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Re: lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby dodgeboykim » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:10 pm

Angle of picture is a bit off. Truck sits level on flat ground. Suspension is stock height. Never pulled back end apart in time I have had (43 years) truck.
Tires are 265/75/16
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Re: lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby Red383 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:06 pm

Just looking this over, are there really only 6 bolts holding the cab and from clip to the frame? Or am I missing any?

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Re: lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby dodgeboykim » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Red383 wrote:Just looking this over, are there really only 6 bolts holding the cab and from clip to the frame? Or am I missing any?

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6 Bolts. 2 Cab rear. 2 Cab floor. 2 Rad support. Brake lines, Wiring. Hydraulic or mechanical Clutch release for standard. Not hard to work through. :dance :dance :Thumbsup
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Re: lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:43 pm

Fuel line, shift linkage, steering column, vacuum brake assist air inlet line some yrs.
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Re: lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby DavidPope » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:36 pm

My way's the easiest! LOL

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Re: lift cab & front clip from frame?

Postby dodgeboykim » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:14 pm

At least my cab changer device is a Fargo. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :dance

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