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    Engine crane

    Hey everyone,

    So I've borrowed an engine hoist off the father in law (cable pulley type thing). Trouble is, that's all it is. There is no crane or anything to hang the pulley off. And I've checked and I cant use my garage lintel without taking the garage door off (obviously ).

    I designed a scaffold pole double a-frame set up with a cross bar (imagine a child's swing set). Came to £99 including all scaff poles and joiners.... Delivery was £75 so f*** that.

    Should I just buy a crane?

    Rent a crane?

    2 x 4 across the top of the bonnet to hang the pulley off? Paintwork damage?

    This is for dropping my gearbox out.

    Cheers.

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    Rent a crane
    Me das más grima que el bigote de tu prima

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    Who needs that use this method https://youtu.be/iBVmXukx_Gk

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    What does the gearbox weigh - 60-80KG?
    Any trees nearby?
    Wooden A 4x2 frame offside of the van then use the garage pillar on the otherside side. Wood & a little rope plus a joist hanger / fixing & bolts for garage wall? £30?

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    and once the ambulance crew have stopped laughing......
    Me das más grima que el bigote de tu prima

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfur fox-acre View Post
    and once the ambulance crew have stopped laughing......
    Says the one who walks the ledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Says the one who walks the ledge

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    Used to Hans, wouldnt have the bottle now.
    Me das más grima que el bigote de tu prima

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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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    Quote 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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    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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