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Old May 27th, 2011, 02:09 PM
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J. Michael McCaig
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Body Lift

As in lifting the body off the chassis. Any suggestions or ideas where the best attachment points are to lift a Defender body off the chassis? I plan to hang it from the overhead beams in the shop. I will be helping a friend with a 109 project too...any thoughts?

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Old May 27th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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Check out ECR's site, there were several of the Resto's that were done like that...


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Old May 27th, 2011, 04:21 PM
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Once it's unbolted/disconnected/free and easy, jack it up a few inches and slip some 4x4's under it, sling the 4x4's with appropriately sized webbing, and hoist it from that.
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This is straight out of the Manual for Build Builders.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 04:25 PM
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On an SII/SIIa 109 I would use the front two big bolts on the bulkhead where the windscreen attaches and use boards and straps under the roof in as many places as possible. On an SIII or defender it is trickier and I would leave the bulkhead on and do it seperately leaving the t-pieces, seat box etc on back as one unit.

Is it a SW or a regular?

If it is a SW, I would be so concerned with rust in the t-pieces, I would do it in parts rather than lift as one unit. I did, doors off, roof with sides off, windscreen off, fenders off, pull t-pieces, pull tub, pull fenders, pull bulkhead.

It can be disassembled by two people in a day easy enough.
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