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Unread 05-15-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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New Engine swap question

For those who have swapped their engines out AFTER lifting their jeep, how in the hell did you get the engine out/in? I cant find any hoists high enough to be able to get the engine out, and it looks like it may be too involved to remove it out the bottom... so how did you do it?
Any pics would be great.
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Unread 05-16-2005, 04:51 AM   #2
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Use a come-a-long or a chain fall/ I'm sure you have a nice tree branch around someplace!
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Unread 05-16-2005, 05:13 AM   #3
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Kenny,


I told you that you shouldn't bought that 7 inch RK lift. See, this is the kind of problems you have afterwards...


maybe you could park the jeep at a loading dock and use the normal lift from inside the dock with the jeep parked below?


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Unread 05-16-2005, 08:54 AM   #4
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Try either letting all the air out of your tires, or hell take your tires and rims off and set the thing on some wood blocks? that will lower you alot then put the engine hoist on an impromtu roller stand you can weld up and bolt to the bottom of the hoist. id trust that over some tree, which i thought was a good idea myself but I like this better =D
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Unread 05-16-2005, 08:56 AM   #5
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Try either letting all the air out of your tires, or hell take your tires and rims off and set the thing on some wood blocks? that will lower you alot then put the engine hoist on an impromtu roller stand you can weld up and bolt to the bottom of the hoist. id trust that over some tree, which i thought was a good idea myself but I like this better =D Another thing you can do is spend about 30 bucks on some of those old spring compressors you used to see in crappy lowered cars the ones with the hook and bolt that just compressed the spring to itself in car and you swore was gonna take someones head off if they broke.
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