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Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: Snoopy] #169826
12/22/08 11:33 AM
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Jim, I lightened your picture up to show a little more detail.




Tell me that jack is welded in place...Doesn't look very safe..

Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: 340dart4spd ] #169827
12/22/08 11:44 AM
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Yes, the jack is welded on the rig and the 2x4 is screwed in place to another bracket welded on the top of the jack.

Jim

Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: 68jim] #169828
12/22/08 11:52 AM
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WoW...Talk about over thinking of a simple job....
I guess if you have a fancy hoist and a welder and all the materials needed it would be easy to pull off such a indepth plan....

Myself I choose the simple route....I've done over a dozen cars in the last 15 years using the base of my engine stand, some towels, 2X4's and duct tape....

With the rear axle in the car, I simple raise the front end, slip the complete engine/trans/suspension in then lower the car using an engine hoist....
It's a one man job that take about 20mins...

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Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: anlauto] #169829
12/22/08 12:43 PM
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WoW...Talk about over thinking of a simple job....
I guess if you have a fancy hoist and a welder and all the materials needed it would be easy to pull off such a indepth plan....

Myself I choose the simple route....I've done over a dozen cars in the last 15 years using the base of my engine stand, some towels, 2X4's and duct tape....

With the rear axle in the car, I simple raise the front end, slip the complete engine/trans/suspension in then lower the car using an engine hoist....
It's a one man job that take about 20mins...




Other than the steel dolly Dave made up for me, I'll be on my back, cherry-picker to raise the front and so-on......


Troy
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'69 Charger 500 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana
'70 Road Runner 383 - 4speed - a/c (now with 440)
Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: 68jim] #169830
12/22/08 01:33 PM
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Yes, the jack is welded on the rig and the 2x4 is screwed in place to another bracket welded on the top of the jack.

Jim





good deal.........looks sweet

Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: 68jim] #169831
12/22/08 03:55 PM
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Thanks Jim Great explanation and pics You're braver than me I see what you're saying, and don't think cutting the notches would hurt....but I just ain't got the kahones to do it to a brand new lift! I'll probably do a modified version of what Alan does,using the combination of my lift, a cart similar to what you have,and my forklift that I stumbled into at an el cheapo price BTW....nice lookin Roadrunner!

Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: anlauto] #169832
12/22/08 06:46 PM
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WoW...Talk about over thinking of a simple job....
I guess if you have a fancy hoist and a welder and all the materials needed it would be easy to pull off such a indepth plan....

Myself I choose the simple route....I've done over a dozen cars in the last 15 years using the base of my engine stand, some towels, 2X4's and duct tape....

With the rear axle in the car, I simple raise the front end, slip the complete engine/trans/suspension in then lower the car using an engine hoist....
It's a one man job that take about 20mins...





Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: Challenger 1] #169833
12/27/08 12:17 AM
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Troy,

I've got the Charger resting on the dolly now. Just have to undo the trans x-member bolts and the k-frame bolts and out it'll come. Tomorrow is hoisting day and I'll have pics on my website to showcase the whole process. The dowl pins went right in on the Charger's k-frame with no issues as well and the one on the RR. Not sure why your's was so tight. Anyrate, I'll email you tomorrow after the lift and let you know how it goes!

Cheers

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Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: 68RRFlyer] #169834
12/27/08 11:43 AM
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Troy,

I've got the Charger resting on the dolly now. Just have to undo the trans x-member bolts and the k-frame bolts and out it'll come. Tomorrow is hoisting day and I'll have pics on my website to showcase the whole process. The dowl pins went right in on the Charger's k-frame with no issues as well and the one on the RR. Not sure why your's was so tight. Anyrate, I'll email you tomorrow after the lift and let you know how it goes!

Cheers




Per my email, I look forward in seeing your process pictures.....



Troy
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'69 Charger 500 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana
'70 Road Runner 383 - 4speed - a/c (now with 440)
Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: hemi68charger] #169835
12/27/08 01:17 PM
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Mine was done with a "low-tech" approach also, worked great by myself.

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Re: neat dolly system for my engine/tranny/suspensio [Re: RJS] #169836
12/27/08 01:18 PM
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even my camera was "low-tech" at the time!!

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