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Calling all fatboys with tall trucks?!?!?!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dmanblazer, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. dmanblazer

    dmanblazer 1/2 ton status

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    What do you stand on to reach the entire engine bay of your lifted trucks?!?!?!
     
  2. MuddinManny

    MuddinManny Banned

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    Well, I'm not fat, but I usually stand on the tire or sit inside the engine compartment cause it's so damn big! I want to find the maker of the stands that sit on the tire and are held in place by straps. Any clues?

    Manny
     
  3. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I mostly use one of these:

    Werner 2' step ladder

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    ZooMad75 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've got a cooler that is the right height to stand on. I've seen a step that sits over the top of the tire. I don't think that one would fit over a wide tire though.
     
  5. dmanblazer

    dmanblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Well I don't know about the straps but the one's I've seen that are all metal don't fit around wide tires.
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i just climb right in. but look at the size of me....
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    I just sit in the engine bay or stand on the tire.
     
  8. dmanblazer

    dmanblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Since I hit my late 30's and developed my keg ( not 6 pack ) it's getting harder to reach into my 7" lifted K5.
     
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    My truck's not really that tall, but I couldnt resist..........
     
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    either stand on a 6 foot step ladder or let the air out of the tires and use a short stool.

    I used to use a 5 gallon bucket but that slipped out from under me and I landed on the hood latch. So I don't do that any more.

    Usually when I am on the ladder I say who was the idiot that put this much lift and these tires on.
     
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    Stupid computer..............

    scissorlift.jpg
     
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    I have a large timber - like 12" square by about 3' long that I stand on -

    I hear you 70jimmy about the 5 gallon bucket slipping/impaling on the hood latch - what the heck was GM thinking on those first gens - Man that hurt!
     
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    I stand on my bumber or a little step stool.

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    Cabledawg I sent you a PM
     
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    I was using a styrofoam block but after a few years the corners round off and the slip out to. But it is gone with the wind, and frankly I don't give a damn! lol
     
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    I got it thanks! Just for the record, I have resorted to stradling the engine. Unless its hot and then I find something else to tweak until its cool enough to sit on the engine again.
     
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    I also use a Werner 2' step ladder... handy thing to have one or two of around the house.
     
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    I've thought about building a wrap around deck or platform to pull my K5 in. I don't have a level shop floor yet so I'm trying to stay away from ladders.
     
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    I put my knee's on the core support, or my bumper gaurd thing line the one mindless has up there. ^^^
     

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