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How to get the *&&^%$ thing lifted up and mounted**** Updated****

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Okiemuddog, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Okiemuddog

    Okiemuddog 1/2 ton status

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    Well it can be done with 2 floor jacks, several cinder blocks and a lot of piece of 2x4 wood. Place one jack under the tranny pan and one under the yoke on the T-case. Start jacking stopping to place block and wood under it to brace it as you go up. Once you get close air down your tires to meet the difference. Just be careful, these thing want to roll around real bad but only suffered one broke finger from dropping the t-case on my finger while mating to the transmission before putting it in the truck.



    Okay, I am sure this has been addressed somewhere. I tried searching for ways to hoist a tranny/T-case up to mount it but couldn't find anything. I am trying to hoist my 700r4 up and then my NP203, I am a person of about 180 LBS and don't think bench pressing it is going to work. I don't have a tranny jack or an engine hoist, I do have a 2ton floor jack, but it won't lift them high enough. Is there any good way of of gettibg these things lifted up to bolt them? I am doing this all by myself so an extra set of hands are not an option.
     
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    Re: How to get the *&&^%$ thing lifted up and mounted

    I've made an attachment for the floor jack. The jack pedestal pull's out, and the attachment, slip's in where the pedestal was. It's about 1' high, with a 1/4" steel plate on top, with hole's to attach a safety chain too. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Seem's to work good. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    Re: How to get the *&&^%$ thing lifted up and mounted

    find a place that will rent you a trannie jack. once you use one you will never want to do it any other way. balancing a 203 on a floor jack is nearly impossible- and asking for a broken arm. bolt everything up and lift em together with a trannie jack. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: How to get the *&&^%$ thing lifted up and mounted

    you could also air down your tires /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: How to get the *&&^%$ thing lifted up and mounted

    heres how i did it, 6 times last year /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    put a block of wood on the jack to shim it ,
    it also keeps the trans from sliding,
    bolt the tranny up then lay the tcase on there might need
    a jackstand or another jack so you can get the angle you need,
     
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    Re: How to get the *&&^%$ thing lifted up and mounted

    I dont know if there is a Harbor Freight tool store in your area but one of my buddies (BowtieBlazer) bought a tranny jack over there for about 50 bucks and it has more than paid for itself in the last couple of years for both his blazer and mine. Hope this helps.
     
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    Re: How to get the *&&^%$ thing lifted up and mounted

    agreed on renting a real tranny jack... is getting it done cheap worth an arm? a leg? serious head injury? I think not. Dont mess around with somethin like this! do it right, you wont regret it,

    j
     
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