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Need tips for body removal.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigBurban350, May 11, 2003.

  1. BigBurban350

    BigBurban350 1/2 ton status

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    I am starting on my K5 project very soon but I am not so sure how to start it. The body is rust-a-f**ked so i am trashing that and building the frame and suspension. Here are some ideas that may work, whats the most efficient easyest safest way?

    Should I cut up the body into sections if i can find a torch?
    Should I buy a chain hoist and lift it in my barn accross the main crossmember?
    Should I tow it to a scrapyard and have them use like a fork lift to take it?
    Should I set it up on my driveway and hold the body up on jackstands and roll the frame from under it and have a flat bed tow truck take it away?

    Help! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  2. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    Around here you can get a crane to swap both bodies for about $60.

    If you can't do that I would get out the sawzall and start cutting it up. You can dispense of it easier this way.

    When puting the new body on I would just build a temp body stand and roll the frame under it. You can cheaply weld up a couple A-Frames to hold the body up.


    Good Luck
     
  3. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    I had bought a rusted 75 blazer just for the frame, then used my body. I literally sawzawed an entire blazer body, took the doors, hood and tail gate off then I just started cutting it into sections. The bed was really easy just make shure you put blocks between the body and frame. If you can use some thing better than a sawzaw it took about 8 hours /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  4. BigBurban350

    BigBurban350 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the tips, I will buy a sawsall and do it that way. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  5. 55Willy

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    I'v used most of your methods
    [ QUOTE ]
    Should I cut up the body into sections if i can find a torch?

    [/ QUOTE ] thats how I got rid of the stock Willy's stuff and some of the blazer parts
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    Should I buy a chain hoist and lift it in my barn accross the main crossmember?


    [/ QUOTE ] not to stable unless you use two hoist [ QUOTE ]
    Should I tow it to a scrapyard and have them use like a fork lift to take it?

    [/ QUOTE ] thats how i got rid of the 78 burb body, drove there drove home,LOL [ QUOTE ]
    Should I set it up on my driveway and hold the body up on jackstands and roll the frame from under it

    [/ QUOTE ] thats where the willy's body is now, expect I made a frame work structure out of limbers and it is holding the body up so I can roll the new frame under it.

    -Jeremy
     

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