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'Bolter
very nice. I don`t have a restoration shop. No one wanting to take the job on.
I will do the best I can as a hobbyist with the limited tools and accessories.
Right now I need to figure out how to get the body back on the frame.
Before I used cinder blocks , two 12 ft 4x4 and a bottle jack.
But that option is not up with the steps installed.
I have a 5000lb pulley and a 10,000lb winch and straps. Trying to figure
out using a spreader bar to keep the body from being "pinched" when raised.


1958 3100 Apache 327 engine
1958 3100 Apache Panel 1/2 ton 327 engine
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Do you have a engine lift and a buddy (or rental) with one too? You could use two, one from the drivers or passengers door and one from the back using a couple of 4x4’s fastened to the end of the boom and passed thru the windows.


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'Bolter
Here is how we lift bodies for S10 swaps as it leaves the floor under the cab/frame free of any hoist legs. The chain is bolted to the top door hinge bolt which is strong enough that no sheet metal damage will occur. A test lift is done and weights added front/rear to gain level balance. Once level the chassis can be rolled under the cab with nothing in the way.

In this case a 100# tractor weight was hung on the radiator core support, Without front clip weight is hung on firewall:
[![S10-026.jpg](https://i.postimg.cc/X7K7TnT3/S10-026.jpg)](https://postimg.cc/7f6kzrHQ)

Level cab is suspended in air ready for chassis to be rolled under it. Note chain can be seen just behind radio antenna:
[![S10-027.jpg](https://i.postimg.cc/ZnyTqS7b/S10-027.jpg)](https://postimg.cc/n9p8d6fg)

Your floor is really good for no bracing used.


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'Bolter
Originally Posted by Phak1
Do you have a engine lift and a buddy (or rental) with one too? You could use two, one from the drivers or passengers door and one from the back using a couple of 4x4’s fastened to the end of the boom and passed thru the windows.
Thats a thought. thanks


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'Bolter
Bout there

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'Bolter
With some great help from Wicruiser , we were able to get the body back on the frame.
Holes lined up. Very nice. Thanks so much Roger.
Some great people here on the Stovebolt.

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'Bolter
Also wanted thank especially, Dan at Advanced Engine Concepts for
coming out to the house and helping me with my project. Best engine guy in this area.


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1958 3100 Apache Panel 1/2 ton 327 engine
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Quick description. I bottle jacked the rear of the body and put the body on 4x4`s. Removed cart.
12 foot with short 4x4`s ontop that were on the wood floor sills clearing the fenders.
Placed front to back. (2) 12 footers were side to side.
Using an engine lift we got the front up higher that the rear and strapped the front to the
ceiling of my hanger from the window openings. pulled the lift out. Took the rear wheels off the frame and
placed pumpkin and frame on furniture low profile dolly.
Rolled it underneath the body and put the wheels back on. Took about hour and a half.

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'Bolter
Will I have any problems running dual exhaust to the rear of this panel? The gas tank location
looks concerning.

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