Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Really dumb idea ?


  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#26 tmonkey51

tmonkey51

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 22 posts
  • Santa Rosa

Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:29 PM

The strength of a truss is at the peak of the rafters. The horizontal tie or ceiling joist is probably only OK to hang sheetrock on. Probably you can pull a subie engine on a 2x6 but I would double it. As long as the cj is tied solid to the rafters with 2x4's or actually scrap plywood is good also then it should be good. If the truss has enough interior structure you could perhaps just gusset the gangnails with plywood maybe. Hang off it. It should feel SOLID. You could just sister the whole ceiling joist from wall to wall if you offset the joints about 5 or 6 feet. The ceiling joist in your truss may not be one piece, it may be gangnailed end to end. Be aware.

#27 ShawnW

ShawnW

    Subaru Master Technician

  • Administrator
  • 12,921 posts
  • Denver, Colorado

Posted 07 August 2009 - 09:58 PM

Posted Image[/quote]

Can you do one where the guy is being crushed by the engine too?

#28 Greenley

Greenley

    EA81 Nut

  • Members
  • 572 posts
  • Gardnerville : Reno/Tahoe

Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:44 AM

I have it all setup and ready to hoist.
Finding an able body to help is another story.

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

I have two 2x6 boards spanning across five beams to spread the load.
I swung on it like a chimp to test, and it is very solid.

I need to adjust the tow strap shorter, as you can see there is not much
room for the come-along to work. As is, i'll get the engine 6 inches up :rolleyes:

My plan is to utilize the come-alongs' lifting ability to get the engine up to the front end's level.
Rest it on there, and lower it by hand to the ground.

Sounds easy enough.

#29 Pontiac6KSTEAWD

Pontiac6KSTEAWD

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 170 posts
  • St Louis

Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:36 PM

Looks good, I would have probly gone a little bit longer with the board. But other than that, looks good.

#30 NV Zeno

NV Zeno

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,036 posts
  • Ponderosa Ranch, Nevada

Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:27 PM

Lookin' good Pete, thanks for the pix.

#31 Greenley

Greenley

    EA81 Nut

  • Members
  • 572 posts
  • Gardnerville : Reno/Tahoe

Posted 15 August 2009 - 03:49 AM

What started as a silly idea, worked magnificently.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

I wouldn't hesitate to do it again and again. This garage is rock solid.
Not even a creak from the weight.

For everyone's insight and inspiration to give it a go,
i say cheers! :drunk:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users