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How to remove a truck with no axels under it???Also a steering column swap?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by y5mgisi, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    Have any of you had to do this before? I need to do it as cheep and easy as i can. By the way anyone want a 73 suburban with no motor/tranir/t-case/axels /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif...
    Also, Does anyone know if a tilt column will hook up and work the same as a non tilt column?? Thanks in advance /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    Re: How to remove a truck with no axels under it???

    Hire a guy with a rollback. I used to move trucks like that all the time on my transport. Getting them off usually isn't that hard either. But thats your best bet. Anything else would be complicated and dangerous.
     
  3. K1Orion

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    Re: How to remove a truck with no axels under it???

    I had a suburban that I needed to get rid of. I called the local towing/yard and asked how much $ they would give me for a junk sub. I described it to him and he said they would haul it away for free.
    I should mention it was gutted. NO nothing, only thing left was a body held to the frame by 2 bolts(I took out the body lift)
    The tow truck guy winched it onto the rollback and went down the road.

    I've also torched apart a pickup and hauled to a yard in 3-4 pickup loads. The same thing could be accomplished with a sawzall and a trailer.

    As far as I know, Tilt and regular columns should interchange as long as they are from the same years.(67-72 and 73-91) I swapped an 80 tilt/auto column for a 78reg/man column in my pickup .
     
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    Re: How to remove a truck with no axels under it???

    If you just need to get ride of it, look in your local paper for one of those "I buy junk cars" ad's. Call them up and let them worry about how to load it up.
     
  5. y5mgisi

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    Re: How to remove a truck with no axels under it???

    most places around here want a titel to haul it away for free /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif But how much do you think it would cost to Have them tow it with a rollback? Nothing i can do with my triple A card is there /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gifany ways thanks again
     
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    Re: How to remove a truck with no axels under it???

    In my auto tech class in high school, we moved a car using 4 floor jacks /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. It was like a foot and a half off the ground, but it worked. Needless to say my teacher wasn't the brightest cookie in the jar.
     
  7. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Re: How to remove a truck with no axels under it???

    I don't know why, but your avatar had me rolling on the floor laughing my keister off for about 10 min..... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  8. y5mgisi

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    Re: How to remove a truck with no axels under it???

    Is there some places that will take them even without titles?? Oh, And whats an avatar /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    i had one of my blazers towed away that was in the same shape..no drive train at all..the guy just came and winched it onto a flat bed in my driveway..just sat on the springs..charged me 25 bucks and i didnt need a title..



    for some reason i actually felt a little sadend when i watched that heap of rust and rot roll away down the street.. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: How to remove a truck with no axels under it???

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    Oh, And whats an avatar /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    Look underneath Dawson444's name at the video clip. That is an Avatar, and it is Hilarious! The Oregon Duck under my name is an Avatar too.
    -Andrew /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    I had to do it once. It still had leaf springs. I called a tow company and told them what I needed towing and they sent someone out. I didn't even have to pay for it. Apparently the scrap was worth enough for them. They sent out a roll back, and we needed my highlift for one part.
     
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    borrow a torch from somebody and dice it up.
     
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    cool thanks every body. I think I found someone with a rolback that will take it for free /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Oh and i still have know Idea what an avatar is /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Avatar is the pic under the username on the right of the screen. I'm not sure if non-members(blue) can even see them. Try going to "my home" at the top of the page and look at your personal settings. I think viewing avatars maybe an option as it takes a little more to see them.(some have animation/video in them)

    I'm no computer wiz, I can barely read, but if you really want to know, start a post about it and somebody(hopefully a moderator or the man himself)will fill you in.
     
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    Awsome! Now I can see them! that one is pretty good /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Oh, And thanks for the help with the truck removel tips /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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