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Re: Body weight
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Posted on: 5/25 18:15
John Rhodes

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Re: Body weight
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I have a platform lift which doesn't work for lifting a body. It is stored from my last house. I like the gantry idea but will likely attach the I beam tracks to the building.

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Posted on: 5/25 17:24
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Re: Body weight
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Good point on safety factor. I could just assume whole weight of car less engine and trans for body even though frame weighs something obviously.
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Posted on: 5/25 9:24
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Body weight
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On a 51 to 54 the weight for a senior is 4200 pounds and the engine and utramatic is 1000 pounds. If the body is separated from the frame and front clip any thoughts on weight? I am guessing around 2000 leaving the reamaining 1200 for the rolling frame and front clip?

Designing a shop and want to be able to lift the body from the ceiling/roof trusses. But need to know weight to design.

John

Posted on: 5/25 5:45
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Re: Packard Engine to GM Auto Transmission Adapters
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I am moving so the project is at a standstill. I haven't done anything driveshaft wise. I am using a 99-04 jeep grand cherokee rear axle and driveshaft. It has disc brakes and fits stock packard wheels. I build a Megashift megasquirt trans controller. There are other controllers that are pre build. For the column shifter I got a universal column linkage kit but haven't installed yet. Hopefully later in the spring I can get the project going again.
John

Posted on: 1/16 13:57
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Re: Packard Engine to GM Auto Transmission Adapters
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Dakota Digital and a few other make a speedo driver. Or you can use a new speedo and just put custom graphics on it so it looks like the original or you can rebuild the original with electronic guts. Or early 4L60e that are hard to find can have a mechanical spedomoeter drive. 700R4's have mechanical speedo drives.

Posted on: 1/8 13:17
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Re: Packard Engine to GM Auto Transmission Adapters
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You could use a 4l80e but others with v8 packards successfully used the 4L60e so I thought it was good enough.

John

Posted on: 1/8 8:18
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Re: 1953 leaf spring removal
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Posted on: 2021/10/16 18:38
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Re: 1953 leaf spring removal
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Just wondering if anyone had suggestions here.
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Posted on: 2021/10/16 13:44
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Re: 1953 leaf spring removal
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Posted on: 2021/10/13 8:23
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