Frame Swap

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  • September 10, 2008 at 5:11 am #11440

    Who says you cant make money swapping frames. Not sure if this is the right way to do it but ill have less than 15hrs in this desiel van frame swap. leaving the drivetrain attached to the body saves so much time;)


    September 10, 2008 at 5:26 am #11441

    im impressed so did ya have to swap the axles an front end to or was it a used frame with it already on it????

    September 10, 2008 at 5:40 am #11442

    we had a frame with 19k miles on it. left the rear and front susp in. my father swapped the gears today cause they were a diff ratio and he did the rear axle seals and rear brakes. he’ll do the front brakes tomm. i have about 8hrs in it pulling the frame. swapping the exhaust putting a new fuel tank in, tranny xmember putting the frame back under and bolting everything back up

    September 10, 2008 at 8:01 pm #11445

    what did you use ta pull the body off???

    September 11, 2008 at 3:35 am #11446

    [b]bondomerchant wrote:[/b]
    [quote]what did you use ta pull the body off???[/quote]
    2 post lift. all set except for the alignment

    September 11, 2008 at 4:03 am #11447

    looks good ya showoff:P 😛 dont forget to detail it before delivery;)

    March 5, 2009 at 6:33 pm #13140

    I am impressed too!
    How in the Heck did you leave the engine and tranny in the thing to do that?
    I see the cradle between the seats and the tranny lift supporting the engine pan But Dam???
    You didn’t use any more than that to support the engine? :blink:
    I have an engine support brace that sits between the fenders I guess you could have used one of those to hold the engine up, but that’s a heavy sob I would be afraid it would hurt the fenders, or bend my support. :blink:
    Is that a Ford or Chevy I cant tell?

    How did you support the engine & tranny while you rolled the frame in and out? :woohoo:

    And I thought I was Crazy :huh:

    March 6, 2009 at 6:32 am #13157

    Impressive Dinger B)

    March 6, 2009 at 5:27 pm #13162

    I guess he is just gonna leave me guessing for a while?

    March 6, 2009 at 8:23 pm #13163

    [b]Doright wrote:[/b]
    [quote]I guess he is just gonna leave me guessing for a while?[/quote]
    😛 😛 😛
    the chians on the inside held up the back of the motor and tranny and i hookd a cherry picker to the front of the motor to raise it up while lifting the body off. the tranny jack was just put under the oil pan for secondary safety meaures as the cyl on the cherry picker had a leaky seal and would slowly lower itself down

    March 7, 2009 at 2:59 am #13168

    Ya if it were any of mine I wouldn’t trust em to hold any thing that long!

    Dam creative!

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