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#31 Cvans ONLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 12:41 PM

The rotisserie idea for restorations sounds like a great idea. Could have used that on the dumpster.
This is about the simplest design I've seen. Using the vehicle as the main structural part seem like good engineering to me.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Engine Stand (x2) is what I was thinking. I got this old one out today and it needs to be put to work. I cut the round sleeve off this PM and my plan is : 1)Fab a steel sleeve-angle iron and 1/2" plate, that slides Up and down the upright piece (For Lift). A Hook, etc on its face grabs the end of the GT. 2) Power comes from a) a cable winch,air cylinder etc mtd to the rear. 2) swap fixed with swivel casters on the rear cross-piece. 3) build/buy #2 for the other end. Rotisserie It can also work as a rotisseri with swivel plates each end.(They could provide BOTH lift point and swivel point).
EDIT UPDATE: The drilled (male) stub now part of the engine plate will be cut off and welded to the new lift sleeve. It can be used as EITHER male or female "socket" when attached to the lift plate. In this way the "jack" can be fitted to the frame plate via a 2 1/2" hole in the frame plate OR the female tube from the original stand can be removed and welded to the frame plate (as in my case). In the latter, the rotation can be pinned at various degrees of rotation.

My Intention is to duplicate the original swivel/latch function as used for an engine-for both ends. I also have some 2x2 tube which will join both lifts at the base for roll-around.

So if it lifts, rolls away, acts a work-top AND a rotisserie, Kenny, you could call it the Swiss Army GT Lift Thingy--
I was going to wait to post this, but since Kenny mentiioned it---I'll be out of town 'til Sat so maybe others can fill in the blanks.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Lee, that is what i was thinking. Except use two trailer jacks to raise it up. Just got to figure out how to crank both ends at the same time. LOL
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:43 PM

Lee, that is what i was thinking. Except use two trailer jacks to raise it up. Just got to figure out how to crank both ends at the same time. LOL

Same here-I wanted to use a bull dog trailer jack but ??? so the crank explains concept. I have no way to draw anything but hopefully you can add/erase or whatever- looks ugly but IT WILL WORK.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 06:22 AM

Real close to what I am thinking, Lee. Looked at using a couple HF 3500 lb trailer jacks for each end. Kind of expensive at $40 each though. May have to settle for grnspot's set up, just build adjustability into it. His is rather simple and I do have engine hoists to get it in the air.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 07:30 AM

Real close to what I am thinking, Lee. Looked at using a couple HF 3500 lb trailer jacks for each end. Kind of expensive at $40 each though. May have to settle for grnspot's set up, just build adjustability into it. His is rather simple and I do have engine hoists to get it in the air.

What is the stroke (lift distance) of the HF3500s? do you know? I looked at a variety of the at Tractor Supply and most were 10-16 inches or so in the $29-$39 range. Some you couldn't tell-even for the expensive ones. I like that idea the best.

I do tend to complicate matters though- Now if I can just mount on a coffee pot--- :bigrofl:
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Posted February 22, 2012 - 07:49 AM

Only 14" lift. But that would get it high enough to use a roll-around stool to sit on and do lots of things. I have so many different things going on right now, need to get a few others finished. I'm thinking on this, will know better when I get closer to starting on the GTV. Still a week or so out.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 11:11 AM

The rotisserie is a great idea. I have used one before ,in doing up a car.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 05:52 PM

Don't know for sure if these will help, but they were free:
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They are scissor jacks for a 3/4 ton Chevy pickup. 15" lift, with gear reduction at the crank. Thought maybe put a wide base under and wide pickup points. Cut the existing jack handle attachments off and weld 1/2" nuts so I can use an impact to crank them up. Would get the tractor much higher.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 06:00 PM

Heavy duty tranny/gearbox jack ? or motorcycle lift ?
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 06:28 PM

Not sure yet how they will be used. Need to get a tractor down there and see what they look like under there.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 10:44 AM

I think those scissor jacks, Kenny, would work OK too. I'm trying to go as small or as compact as possible with my application because I don't have the space to store the "thangy" when not in use.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 01:43 PM

I worked on the scissors some this morning. Took the 'factory' crank set up off and welded 1/2" nuts on so I can use an impact to raise and lower them. I have an idea for them, but i have to get some dimensions worked out first.

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 10:08 AM

Lots of good ideas and comments in this thread guys. Curious to see how this works out for both of you "fabbers".
But I think the name needs some serious revamping :bigrofl:

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 02:00 PM

Lots of good ideas and comments in this thread guys. Curious to see how this works out for both of you "fabbers".
But I think the name needs some serious revamping :bigrofl:

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What else are you going to call it? It's a thingy for holding the tractor up. :bigrofl: :bigrofl:




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