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post #1 of 7 Old 06-17-2021, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Engine hoist tub removal

Hello everyone!

I'm nearing the point in my travels where I can finally start to lift the TJ tub off of the frame. I have an engine hoist or cherry picker as I've seen some call it and I was thinking about how to actually pick the tub up with it.

As far as I can tell and from what I've read around the internet the best way to do this is either from the back using the seat mounting nutserts or from the side again using the seat mounting nutserts.

Does anyone know:

1. Which seat mounting nutserts to use
2. The thread size of those nutserts
3. What type of hardware to use in those nutserts
4. How to rig it all together for the most stable and safe set up.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-17-2021, 07:53 PM
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Honestly the easiest would be to have your neighbor, friend, brother, whom ever help you. I've removed a few tubs just me and another guy.

If a helper isn't an option then I'd rig up an over head pulley. Doesn't need to be a chain Houston or anything exotic, a regular single or even better double pulley and rope hung from the rafters or a tree limb. Like a block and tackle I think is what they are technically termed.

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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately those aren't really an option for me at the moment and I already have the engine hoist in my garage ready to go so I would prefer to use that.

Still looking for answers if anyone has some insight.

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3 pieces of 2x4 made into an "I"... capital "i"

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Place top and bottom of "I" across left to right to body. One under the triangular door gussets, and the other under the cowl. Then the 3rd piece will span those two front to back in the center.

Then you can screw and eye bolt through the center of that. May have to play around with finding exactly where the center of gravity lies but I think it would be pretty close to center between those two cross boards.

I'd say lift it from the side

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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately those aren't really an option for me at the moment and I already have the engine hoist in my garage ready to go so I would prefer to use that.

Still looking for answers if anyone has some insight.

Thanks.
This was real simple and worked like a charm, four 1/2" threaded rod into the overhead truss with two 4 x 4"s thru the roll cage. I tacked 6" pieces of 1/4" steel rod to a 1/2" nut to act as a wing nut.
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A+ for innovation!

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I used a tow strap looped through the front cowl braces and up through the shifter hole.
Rear strap to stabilize the tub.

Most of the weight is in the front of the tub.
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