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Old 06-30-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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lifting tub off frame

Whats a good way to lift a tj tub off the frame without access to a lift? I wanna get them seperated and put the tub on some kind of roller to work on it.


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Old 06-30-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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I did a google search and something about using an engine cherry picker came up.


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Old 06-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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I raised mine with a floor jack and crib blocks , one corner at a time

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Old 06-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #4
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Is it pretty easy to adjust/ move blocks to work on different sections of the tub?
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I once built a gantry out of two upright 4x4's and a horizontal 4x6......I lashed it to a parallel rafter/ceiling joist so the top couldn't swing forward/aft or side to side.

I used it to lift a VW beetle body off the pan/frame with a come-a-long, then just rolled the pan out from under it and sat body down on jack stands....I sat it back in place on pan/frame the same way.

The tub is not that heavy, but you need to have good control of it
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:17 AM   #6
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I just did this and used the cherry picker. Worked pretty good, make sure you have some people to help balance it as it comes up. I took the top and doors off and wrapped a tow strap around it over the front two seats. It did end up bending my rockers but I should be able to straighten then cover with the sahara covers. Make sure you extend the legs as far as possible to prevent the hoist from wanting to tip, common sense i know but ask me how i know HA. If you have any more questions PM me. You got everything disconnected? This is all pretty fresh on my mind so let me know. Good luck and be safe
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:57 AM   #7
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I used a cherry picker before, but to avoid damage to the tub, I bolted the straps to the holes where the rear legs of the roll cage bolt down and then around the outside of the tub through the door openings to the front and hooks into the firewall to fender braces.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #8
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Thank for the replies.

I probably won't do this for quiet some time when I actually start my frame off restoration, unfortunately I have to keep driving it until then as it's my only vehicle. I think il probably go with the floor jack and jack stand method since il a lot of cutting and welding to do, especially the floor.

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