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RATTRP
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject: Help in the DFW TX area Reply with quote

Howdy all...

I need to perform a body swap for my 69 SQB to a 68 SQB. I have the basic idea as to how to perform this, I was recommended to use camper lifts one at each fender area of the body to lift. The only issue I see with this is the cost of the camper jacks. They are like $280.00 each... anyone out there have a better idea how to lift the body off the chassis in a cheaper manner? I thought maybe using 4x4 hi-lift jacks might work, but there is not a whole lot of stability when using these! Thanks for any and all input. Or if there is someone out there locally that has a shop... hit me up! Thx -
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bribe three friends with beer, the body isn't very heavy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or find a couple of swing sets, and some come-a-longs. I use the rafters of my garage to do body lifting. Of course they've been built up some to handle the extra weight.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check out the aircoolers.org site
i think they've got a meet tonight at kellers... if so, maybe you could show up and get to know some of them.... a ton of cool people...

they may be willing to help you out...

http://www.aircoolers.org/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildside wrote:
check out the aircoolers.org site
i think they've got a meet tonight at kellers... if so, maybe you could show up and get to know some of them.... a ton of cool people...

they may be willing to help you out...

http://www.aircoolers.org/


Yes!! Come on out tonight and meet us. I am Kirk, the guy with the camera and the backwards ballcap. I'll be glad to introduce you around. Several guys are Type3 guys, maybe someone could help you out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much thanks to all who replied... Kirk, where in Keller are ya'll meeting 2nite?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://dallas.citysearch.com/profile/9620189/dallas_tx/keller_s_drive_in.html

Kellers Hamburgers. Northwest Highway and Abrams. After 7. Come on out.
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