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Old 06-05-2011, 12:06 PM
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removing a cab from frame

Hey do you guys know how to remove a cab from the frame? I am parting out the 73 F100 I got an I guess cut the frame up an scrap the frame the frame is in A1 shape.
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:52 PM
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This is how I do it:

1. Soak all your cab mounts and front clip bolts in wd40 or equivalent for as long as you can
2. Remove hood
3. Disconnect wiring from cab and remove battery but keep track of those wires
4. Disconnect brakes at MC
5. Disconnect Clutch rod at base along with any shift linkages (and trans tunnel cover if applicable)
6. Disconnect parking brake and speedometer cable
8. Remover steering shaft from column and steering box
7. Drain/remove radiator
8. Disconnect body mounts (try turning them but have a grinder/cutting torch ready) keep in mind that some of them break and only look like they're still connected just try lifting the corner if you're unsure
9. Remove front clip
10. Roll down windows and run an 12' 4x4 post through
11. Put tires on ends of post
12. Wrap chains around post and lift with forks

Another option if you don't have a tractor is to find a tall garage built for heavy snow loads and run a chain around a post laid on top of the rafters. You'll need something to lift it with like a chain hoist or a block and tackle and you can't move it unless you can put it on a trailer/flatbed. Someone is probably going to say "Just get 4 friends and lift it" but if you have to lift it over shifters and onto a flatbed I hope you have friends ate their wheaties.

Put it on blocks if you leave it outside! It doesn't take much to ruin a good floor
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Are you wanting to know what to disconnect or just how to get it off of the frame.

Getting it off the frame is easy as long as you have one of these things.

1) Tractor with bucket and strap through the windows.
2) 4 strong friends either with gloves or 2 8' 4x4's put under cab and lifted up an away.It will be front heavy so watch that.
3) If it still on rubber just jack it up a bit ,let the air out of the tires and pull the frame out from under it.

Just a few ideas for you. I've done it all 3 ways and the tractor is obviously the easiest. I'm sure there are plenty more ideas out there.
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I have seen pics on here of somebody using a eng hoist put in the cab, with the doors off and the chain bolted to the floor using the seat belt bolts holes.

And a ratchet strap around the lower front edge, sorry can't find the pic. Its a truck rebuild thread.....somewhere.
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Well I`d remove the doors unbolt anything holding it down, unbolt the shifters so you can slide the cab back the frame without having to lift it too high and get 4 friends which ate their wheaties. Some people say to stick forks through the cab and lift it up with a tractor but anybody which I`ve seen do that always seems bend the metal or break the drip rails some way or another. I`m not saying its wrong but just something to think about. Good luck
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ok thanks I was thinking of sliding it off on landscaping timbers an sitting it in the building beside the Mustang the front clip is not bolted down an the cab is in great shape with just one cab corner needing touched up & the floors are solid.
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This is how I did mine.

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thats the easy way I am in the city with houses next door an the driveway is on a down hill grade & driveshaft & steering is not hooked up. I only need it like less than 50ft from were it is at an get it inside the building just move it down an to the right bout 50ft an inside the building.
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Easy way..

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I do it with a cherry picker and a steel bar I welded up to hold the cab with the door area.

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helipirate...got a pic of that steel bar you welded up?
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helipirate...got a pic of that steel bar you welded up?
I can't find any other pictures of mine and the actual part is tucked into the garage somewhere too far to retrieve. But, it is almost identical to this one.
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Only difference is mine is not adjustable, I just made it the length of the cab. I made mine out of 2" square tube for the beam and 1 1/2" flat bar for the part that connects to the hoist that I welded to the beam. Drilled holes in the flat bar for the bolt that holds it to the hoist. Use a piece of angle iron on each end to keep the cab from slipping off and your done. They sell it for $160 plus shipping. Anyone with a welder could make it for 5-10 bucks I am sure.

Here is another link to a DIY adjustable one, I hate to link a Chevy Forum on here but here ya go.
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Also (the cheaper way):

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What did you hook up the rachet straps to?

I understand the bolts to the seat holes, but the rachet... I can't seem to think where you would hook that up to... the door supports?

Smart idea by the way. It'll let you tilt the cab, won't it?
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I believe the ratchet strap is routed all the way around the outer front portion of the cab. Down by the lower corners? Right?
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Smart idea by the way. It'll let you tilt the cab, won't it?
Yeah, you can definitely tilt the cab doing it this way. You'll need one person running the hoist and one maneuvering the cab.

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I believe the ratchet strap is routed all the way around the outer front portion of the cab. Down by the lower corners? Right?
This. The straps have a large hook at the end - large enough to hook around the front of the cab, right beside the front cab mounts.
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