Paul "Wodniw5" Beresford
"There have been alot of questions and advice on safe cab removal. I think that my hoist would help alot of Bolters." -- We agree and it looks like it's good for more than just removing the cab ~~ Editor!
I built this hoist, out of 4 x 4's in a couple of hours for less than a $100. As you can see from the photos it is very strong and sturdy and above all safe (one of our favorite words ~ Editor).
This hoist allows you to take off the cab without removing the steering column. All you have to do is remove the steering wheel and shift linkage. Then you can roll the frame out from under.
The gizmo on top is a remote-controlled winch. I have the ladder there so I can put a battery up on top to power the winch.
The 4 x 4's across and up and down are 10' long. I used 2-foot 4 x 4 spacers between the 4 x 4 's and for bracing the hoist. I used 8'' and 10'' lag bolts to secure everything.
The winch is bolted down onto a 2 x 8 and 4 x 4 pieces.
You can also put the cab back on after it has been painted without fear of scratching your new paint.
I have also used this to pull and install engines, take off the bed, etc.
I am a simple man so I did this as uncomplicated as possible. Any one can email me if they wish.
Bolter # 8794
v. December 05
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