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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 13, 2017 12:08PM

Planning help to get the lift I got off the trailer got me thinking... Seems I often have heavy stuff to unload. Have looked at gantry cranes but really don't want the floor space used up. If I were to suspend the I-beam from my ceiling joists with U-bolts, about how much weight could I safely load/unload with it? ceiling joists are 2x12's on 16" centers and span the 24' width of the garage.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
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10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: mowog1
Date: August 13, 2017 05:58PM

You're going to be installing a two-post lift.

Can you use one of the arms to lift the load from the bed of the truck for future heavy items?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2332 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 13, 2017 06:31PM

OK, using the lift is obvious now. Just need to be sure the load is balanced on the arm(s). Now my question just sounds silly!


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(89 posts)

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08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: August 14, 2017 06:49AM

"Now my question just sounds silly!"
graham_chapman_stop_that_silly.jpg

Congrats on the lift!


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: August 14, 2017 09:24AM

If you support the 2x12 with a temporary brace from the floor just far enough from the wall to let the trailer in, it will support enough to unload the lift components. You could also double up the 2x12 in that span if you are uncomfortable.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5260 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 14, 2017 11:17AM

Another option is to lay a 4x4 on top and perpendicular to and spanning 4 or more of the joists, then suspend your lifting device from that, and this should easily provide adequate support for lifting most common loads up to 500 lbs or so, maybe double that depending on how you do it.

Jim


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: Dan B
Date: August 14, 2017 11:43AM

This could help:
[diy.stackexchange.com]


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2332 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 14, 2017 12:58PM

Thanks all. Rick's post has the answer though. I was thinking like a guy who doesn't have a lift... but now I do :)


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(792 posts)

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10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 14, 2017 02:07PM

Rob, cranial gas? Ha Ha


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5260 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Question for the engineers in the group...
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 14, 2017 06:55PM

I just thought you were figuring out how to unload and erect the lift.

Jim


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