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Re: speed control

To: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: speed control
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 14:03 -0400 (EDT)
     John Loftin asked:
     >Does anyone on the list have recommendations for removing the body 
     >from the frame and supporting it?.  I have a 1966 Pontiac GTO (a VERY 
     >heavy car... about 3900 lbs).  Can anyone recommend any reference 
     >material on this subject?  Thanks.
     I currently have a 53 Ford F-100 down doing a frame off restore/build.
     I used a cherry picker(engine hoist) to lift the cab off the frame and 
     fabbed a roll around "carriage" from two old bread racks with casters 
     and some angle iron.
     This gives me some mobility to work on it and I can push it out of the 
     way when finished.  Mine is about 2' wide and 4' long and yours would 
     probably be square and something line 4-5' on each side I would guess
     I doubt seriously that the body would way more than 1000 or 1200 max 
     most of your weight is engine frame and drive train. Two of us can 
     lift the truck cab (stripped) with no problem
     you could also use 2x4's and screw one together to do the same...use 
     good swivel casters on all four corners.
     Hope this helps
     John Niolon
     jniolon @

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