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Old 07-23-2013, 09:26 PM   #15
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I just bought a 1970 Overlander and may need to lift the shell. This may be an obvious question, but did you remove all of the interior panels first to make it lighter, or did you keep them in place for frame rigidity?
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #16
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I had removed the entire interior, but not because of anything to do with the lift, just that my insulation was all full of mouse trails and other nasties. The shell is really pretty light, with or without the interior skins, certainly shouldn't stress your gantries, or tax your hoists.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:44 AM   #17
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My concern was with flexing of the shell while sitting on the ground waiting for the frame to go back under it. I do plan to remove the interior skins at some point in the restoration, but didn't know if it should be prior to shell lift or after re-attachment of shell to frame.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #18
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I wouldn't worry about the shell flexing while sitting on the ground. If you read enough posts, you will see that many people who pull the shell are convinced that there needs to be all kinds of cribbing/bracing interally. I could agree only if I am actually using that bracing to lift the shell, otherwise, I think it serves no purpose. The inner skins might add a little rigidity to the shell, but without the inner skins, it really isn't THAT flexible and flimsy.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:16 AM   #19
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Last summer we pulled the shell on our 72 Safari. As others have said it was because of mice and tha fact that the floor was rotted in the front and back.
That said we chose the hoisting method. 2 - 1 ton hoist thru the front and back hatch attached to a 4x4. Used a 6 ton hoist strap from Harbor Freight wrappped around the 4x4.

Like you I was concerned that the shel would bow...so I did cut a couple of 2x4s to go across the shell nead the door and toward the back.
As for the rigging...12ft seams to be high enough to get all the work done...
ONE caution....most of the folks use a 4x4, as I did. When I was disassembling it one of the 4x4s broke. It looked to be from a knowt in the lumber that I didnt see. If I did again I would use doubled 2x6. Better yet Son in law suggested pallet rack as a possibility..but need to doulbe check the distances...
We raised and lowered the frame to the ground and moved the frames to the side to do the trailer frame restorations as well.
One not on flor replacement if you replace the channel that is bick riveted to the shell and you get it from Air Stream.... it is smaller as the newer trailers have thiner floors and you will need to router out that difference in the new floor...IF the original channels are good I wouldnt replace them.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:43 AM   #20
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When I was disassembling it one of the 4x4s broke (Debnw)
Pressure treated (PT) lumber is stored & shipped wet to prevent warping and splitting when nailed/screwed, and also so the deck/structure shrinks around the fasteners to make the entire assembly tighter & more stable.

Hidden flaws, burls or swoops of grain can pop apart on their own once the drying action gets fully in gear, especially buying the PT flavor-of-the-day from a big box store.

For structurally vital bits a private lumber yard that supplies the trades may be more expensive but usually has a better grade on hand and will provide their best if you explain where its going to be used...

Anyhow - Debnw & purman - great photos & thanks for sharing. Wish I'd gone the crane method, next time right?
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