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  • regcheeseman
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    Originally posted by Fruitbat View Post
    Looks ok for the money .
    Seconded, looks better than mine.

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  • Fruitbat
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    Looks ok for the money .

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  • AndyLeach
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    Originally posted by Jumbungla View Post
    I'm sure the crane could lift them too... I'll invite them over

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  • Jumbungla
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    Originally posted by AndyLeach View Post
    What about Rachel and Phoebe?


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  • AndyLeach
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    Originally posted by Jumbungla View Post
    Cheers everyone. After looking at all of the options, I went for this as it was only £99 delivered on amazon! Seems pretty good, rated at 1tonne. *wife not included.

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  • S49
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    Could start a new calendar that. See if I can get a photo of Mol on ours. Looks ideal that.
    Last edited by S49; 16th August 2019, 10:22 PM.

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  • Jumbungla
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    Cheers everyone. After looking at all of the options, I went for this as it was only £99 delivered on amazon! Seems pretty good, rated at 1tonne. *wife not included.

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  • TommyP
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    Engine crane

    Take the bonnet off and use a couple of builders trestles with timber across them and your block and tackle hoist. Takes up little room whilst doing the job, highly adjustable and cheap as chips, especially if they’re second hand.

    They can take a serious amount of weight (I fit steel lintels weighing more than your engine and box) with these and you can even get them with swivel legs so you can fold them flat as they can be a bitch to store otherwise.




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    Last edited by TommyP; 12th August 2019, 09:21 PM.

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  • huskyman
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    Hi guys. Make a tripod from three scaffold pole. Job done
    Quicker to get engine and box out together
    Good luck guys

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  • S49
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    If its to do the clutch i'd get 2 good trolley jacks one to hold engine one to lower box on. I got a Draper engine crane in 2000. Was cheap then. Its paid for itself but hasn't been for tens years

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  • Hans
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    Originally posted by Laz View Post
    I used a couple of trolley jacks and some wood to get my box out and back in again. No broken fingers but it is fiddly.

    If you really want to use the hoist could you core-drill a hole in each wall a pass a scaffold pole right across the space? Okay it means patching them in afterwards but could be a cheap option.
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  • Laz
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    I used a couple of trolley jacks and some wood to get my box out and back in again. No broken fingers but it is fiddly.

    If you really want to use the hoist could you core-drill a hole in each wall a pass a scaffold pole right across the space? Okay it means patching them in afterwards but could be a cheap option.

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  • regcheeseman
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    The only issue I have with my crane is that the jib gets in the way and the feet/legs get in the way - can either hit van wheels or axle stands and prevent you getting it positioned properly. When you are trying to joggle a gearbox into position, you need to get a jack under as well to lift a corner and you can't because the crane legs are in the way.

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  • Jumbungla
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    Originally posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Buy a crane - it'll come in handy or you can sell it on, cheaper than renting.

    I bought a second hand one with a mate - £35 each.

    He hasn't got space, so I store it. It folds up against a wall.

    edit - scratch that, they were about 140 new when I bought mine, didn't realise how much they have gone up.


    Can you not put a scaff bar across a few joists - I have one in my garage and have pulled out engines and boxes complete using a cheap pulley setup

    One of these that my parents bought me for christmas when I was a kid, used it for 15 years until I pensioned it off.
    Yeah that's the exact thing I'm borrowing off the father in law. Will do the job as long as I've got something to hang it off.

    But my garage is bare. No joists or anything. And I wouldn't want to hang a scaff bar off a mounting on my shitty breeze block garage walls.


    Could potentially use the garage brick pillar Rob, and a wooden a frame the other side. No trees I'm afraid.

    I'm leaning toward buying one. Looking at the costs of rental only 2 uses would make my money back.

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  • regcheeseman
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    Buy a crane - it'll come in handy or you can sell it on, cheaper than renting.

    I bought a second hand one with a mate - £35 each.

    He hasn't got space, so I store it. It folds up against a wall.

    edit - scratch that, they were about 140 new when I bought mine, didn't realise how much they have gone up.


    Can you not put a scaff bar across a few joists - I have one in my garage and have pulled out engines and boxes complete using a cheap pulley setup

    One of these that my parents bought me for christmas when I was a kid, used it for 15 years until I pensioned it off.

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