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Old 07-06-2015, 05:02 PM   #1
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Gantry questions

I am preparing to remove the shell of my 66 Overlander. I am going to build two gantries and lift it using chain hoist. My questions are, How much bracing is necessary inside the shell? What is the best lifting point? I have searched but have not been able to find a thread which covers this. I would also like some pointers on building the actual gantries.


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Old 07-06-2015, 05:28 PM   #2
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Lift points: I have seen pictures where people ran the lift chains through the vents and then the chains wrapped around a sizeable beam, inside and on the ceiling of the trailer, that spanned between the vents. This distributes the load across many "ribs" of the "ribcage".

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do a 'search' using your favorite search engine, thusly:
airforums "shell off"

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