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    Redneck Automotive Lift

    I had to remove the gas tank on my junk 1985 Buick Riviera before taking it to the junk yard. It was buried in the grass and I couldn't jack it up, so what do you do?

    Use your front loader of course!!

    The Blue Collar TV show says if you have pictures of your redneck yard to send them in. Would this qualify?






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    Re: Redneck Automotive Lift

    Good work Bob! I've done this "Redneck" trick many of times ;D Loading engines, frames or just ripping things up makes quick fun with big equipment.. Stang looks good in the back good in the second pic by the way. nice and tough!
    Just smart enough to be very Dangerous

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    Re: Redneck Automotive Lift

    LOL, Way to go Bob!!
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    Re: Redneck Automotive Lift

    Quote Originally Posted by EEExotic
    Stang looks good in the back good in the second pic by the way. nice and tough!
    I just put on a new front bumper and side exhaust covers that same day so they are stil in primer finish. I kind of like the way the gray bumper looks with the silver wheels and side stripes though.
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    Loading engines, frames or just ripping things up makes quick fun with big equipment..
    When I get bored I go out in the yard and mow down small saplings or dig up dirt piles for the dirt bike.
    I was bidding on a backhoe attachment for the rear of my tractor but stopped bidding once it reached $3500. I would have probably done more damage than good with the backhoe though
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    Re: Redneck Automotive Lift

    How about this one, get a 2.8 out of the back of your truck, by yourself, without a cherry picker/hoist.

    1.) Push the engine on the furnature mover to the edge of the tailgate.
    2.) Drop two of the wheels over the edge of the tailgate.
    3.) Install engine stand.
    4.) Place ramps under rear wheels of engine stand.
    5.) Gently pull engine off of tailgate until rear wheels are on ramps.
    6.) Jack up the front wheel of the engine stand until engine is clear of tailgate.

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    7.) Remove truck.
    8.) Drop front wheel on jack down.
    9.) Lift front wheel/engine and remove jack.
    10.) Roll engine off of ramps and your done. ;D

    I'll admit one of my nieghbors saw me doing this and offered help at step #9. ;D

    I could tell the story of how I got a 95 caprice classic off an auto transporter and into my garage by myself........sure it sounds easy until I tell you it was missing everything from the firewall forward including the frame. : ;D
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    Re: Redneck Automotive Lift

    Final resting place until I can get her in the car.
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    Re: Redneck Automotive Lift

    Now that's really pushin' the limits. I think we should all go in on a cherry picker for you!
    I guess atleast its all on the ground and you didn't kill yourself... did you?? hello are you alive?? ;D
    Just smart enough to be very Dangerous

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    Re: Redneck Automotive Lift

    At least I'm not alone on that one. I had to get a ford 302 out of my buddies garage by myself last year and into my ranger that had a tailgate that did not open.

    In my neighborhood that is not too uncommon. The houses are a half a mile apart and my neighbor has an outboard motor hanging from a chainfall in his tree out front.

    Ron's neighborhood looks a little more sophisticated than that and they might frown upon such redneck behavior.
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    Re: Redneck Automotive Lift

    Bob,

    They don't mess with me too much. Probably because I sit out on my concrete porch with my basset hound, double barrel shotgun in my lap, sitting in my rocking chair widdling wood. ;D


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