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#1473551 Wed Nov 02 2022 03:01 AM
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I know how to do that real well when the wood is out, how have you folks done it with the wood in?
I can use a gantry hoist in the front and a cherry picker behind to keep stress low on straps. I thought about hooking the straps into the bottom of the stake pockets?
I just don't want them bent. According to the info in the 57 salesman book the bed weighs 377 lbs, from memory. I plan to store it standing on the front.

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You could lift the bed with or without wood in place by looping 1” strap behind the roll on each side without damaging anything. Or loop the straps across front and rear underneath. The bed is 16 gauge steel and won’t be hurt unless you tighten the straps too much. Leave enough slack so the straps are at 45 degrees to your hooks (of use a spreader bar.)

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I'm 85 so I have little use for our 2 post lift but it is a great body and bed lifter. The truck is backed in to where one set of arms can be attached to the front and the other set to the rear. Lift and drive out from under bed. Sometimes we remove wheels and put truck on skates if lift not high enough. For big trucks we spread the forks on the fork lift and can raise bed high enough to drive a semi under it with exhaust stacks in place. Have special made brackets that fit lift arms for Model A's or others with tall running board splash aprons. Especially like 2 post lift for setting body back on frame as it cam be worked a millimeter at a time.


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