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Engine removal

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by robg, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. robg

    robg Registered Member

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    Has anyone used a regular engine hoist to pull their engine? IM wondering if I will be able to get it up high enough to clear the grill. I have a 4 inch lift with 35,s. I’m thinking I could put back on the stock wheels to get it a little lower or if needed take the wheels off and put it on stands. I’m just not sure how high I can get the engine up there on the hoist. Another idea was to build a platform out of say cinder blocks and plywood.
    Has anyone done something similar?

    Rob
     
  2. JoshA

    JoshA 1/2 ton status

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    be very careful using cinder blocks, they can crumble. I lifted a blazer about 6yrs ago and had it sitting on some cinder blocks overnight and in the morning I came out to find that one of them was cruched and the truck had almost fallen.

    a word to the wise is sufficient..

    '72 blazer 9" lift YOKO mudders 35x12.50 350/sm465/3.73 UTAH
     
  3. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'd say put back on your old stock rims and let all the air out of the tires if it still isn't enough. That sounds like the safest way.
     
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    Klef72K5 1/2 ton status

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    I hear down south they park underneath large limbs and use comealongs!! LOL!

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    Quetzal_SJ 1/2 ton status

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    Remove the tires altogether and just let the axles set on safty stands. Thats what I did.
     
  6. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    Where do you live, if it is close to Arriba, Colorado....383 mile marker on I-70 you can use mine. It will take the engine out of a semi truck id need be.
    John

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)
     
  7. robg

    robg Registered Member

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    John
    IM located in Portland OR so it would be a little far. But hey thanks a lot for the offer. I think I will be able to work it out.
     
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    That would be kind of a jaunt just for a cherry picker. Your welcome anyhoo!!! Good luck.

    John

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=) [​IMG]
     

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