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#712996 - Tue Jan 18 2011 10:28 AM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: Mikestem]
CORPO Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 29 2009 12:38 PM
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Loc: IL
I remember someone separating a very large tow truck bed on here using jacks and cribbing to get it high enough.. raised the bed just enough to separate it from the frame then rolled the truck out. Could be dangerous if not done carefully... but i would think its doable..
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#713074 - Tue Jan 18 2011 03:24 PM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: CORPO]
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Registered: Tue Aug 11 2009 09:06 PM
Posts: 195
Loc: Milford, VA
I would second the jack and cribbing. IF you stack everything up securely you can lift it very safely using this method. You can also work on the bed while it is raised and when you are done with the truck and the bed you can simply lower it back down. Just take it slow and plan ahead and you'll be fine.

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#713089 - Tue Jan 18 2011 04:14 PM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: Jungerfrosch]
53moneypit Offline
Registered: Sat Dec 20 2003 12:00 PM
Posts: 2901
Loc: Smallville IN
The dump body is off the truck so if your only removing the hoist now you are OK with your engine hoist. The hoist only weights about 1000 lbs or so and if your engine hoist won't handle that it isn't mush of a shop crane. You'll know before you get the truck out from under it. Another option is to jack it up off the frame and put 4x4 lumber under it from and rear setting on top of barrels, then drive the truck out. I've changed 26' moving vans this way when I first started in the truck equipment business. Necessity is the mother of invention as they say. No money, few tools but lots of need, just be careful and think it thru first.
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#713162 - Tue Jan 18 2011 09:04 PM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: 53moneypit]
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2011 05:12 PM
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Loc: indiana USA
I am wanding if a grany crane would handle the weight of the dump bed. I wish I wish could figer out how to put pic on here so you guys could see the truck and the dump bed. To see if a grany crane would work.
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#713173 - Tue Jan 18 2011 09:32 PM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: brickman]
CORPO Offline
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upload your pictures to a photobucket account and then give us the link to the picture.. simple..
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#713183 - Tue Jan 18 2011 10:22 PM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: CORPO]
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Loc: Mokane ,Mo.
Different parts of the country have differnet names for things, So I have to ask, what is a grany crane? I assume you mean a gantry crane or a A frame hoist type of lifting device.
However you do it, take you time and think out your plan of action.
Pictures of the event would be a great insperation for the rest of us.

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#713187 - Tue Jan 18 2011 10:30 PM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: CORPO]
dmart Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 08 2010 03:40 PM
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Loc: massachusetts
Hire a local backhoe/loader to come pick it off and set it on the ground on blocks. Best bet is to have him turn it over so that you can work on the underside which is hard to get to later. If it is a Garwood or similar style then it will have the castings sticking out below the bed.
You will need a bunch of chains on hand for the lift and flip. Be very carefull !
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#713224 - Wed Jan 19 2011 06:14 AM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: dmart]
kb3csw Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 24 2003 12:00 PM
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Loc: Pocomoke City, MD
When I took the body off the 38 I used the jacks 4x4 and 55 gal drum method. Make sure the ground is solid so barrels don't shift.
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#713260 - Wed Jan 19 2011 11:02 AM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: Mikestem]
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2011 05:12 PM
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Loc: indiana USA
I am getting ahold of a line truck to use to get the bed off. Just hope I can get the pins out easy. Thinking if I take the weight off the bed the pins should come out nice and easy
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#713329 - Wed Jan 19 2011 03:50 PM Re: 1940 dump truck trying to get bed off! [Re: brickman]
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You still may want to consider taking any weight off the pins you are planning on removing and either take them out ahead of time completely or at least getting them good and loose.

This way you won't have any chance of a pin not coming out while someone is sitting there waiting for you.

Good luck....and as asked for before...if you can get a chance we all love pictures smile
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