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Panel Body Weight

Iím planning on removing the 53 Panelís body off the frame to get the frame sandblasted and POR 15ed. There are Several rivets loose that I need to replace with bolts. Also I will be fitting itís new power brakes, Fuel Tank and associated lines.

It May have been discussed before but does anyone know the bodies weight? Most everything is stripped out, glass, seats, etc. Iím hoping to make wooden A frames for both the front and back to support the body so I can roll the frame out from underneath.
 
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Can't tell you the weight but a friend and myself lifted a pickup cab with glass and doors attached when my back was in better shape, I wouldn't attempt that now, I used an engine hoist to first lift the front of my panel up high enough to put it up on a cross bar supported with jack stands , then used the hoist again to lift the back end then rolled the frame from under it. I made a frame from some steel tubing I had to put under the panels body so both could be worked on..


I thought I had pics of it when I lifted it off the frame but having trouble finding them but here's a pic of the body on the roller frame I made. I also made a rotisserie that I used for both body and frame..




My guess on body weight would be 700-800 pounds
 
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Thanks John. I was hoping Kevin would chime in as well.
 
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Originally Posted by bjmayberry2 View Post
Thanks John. I was hoping Kevin would chime in as well.
Sorry BJ, I didn't answer as John is spot on. The only think I can add is if its completely stripped including the plywood floor and a little rusty Id say it could go a little lighter. 600-800 pound range
 
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Thanks Kevin. The floor is still in it but probably should be taken out.
 
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Not to divert from the original question, but if you are sandblasting the frame, I wouldn't use POR-15 afterwards.
Its primarily designed to encapsulate rust. With a clean frame you would be better of either powder coating or spraying with a tough urethane paint.


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I used two coats of epoxy primer and two coats of a 2 part top coat on mine...
 
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You're right John, I'm usually a one man operation. I've got my Granddaughters BF coming over to help me remove the mounting bolts Sunday or I'd never get the body off. Too bad I don't belong to a car club or something similar.

As far as POR 15 on a sand blasted frame, it works quite well, seals up the places sand blasting can't get to and gets rock hard. Only draw back is you've gotta top coat anything exposed to UV rays. I little over a quart does the Job with nothing more than a paint brush and a drop cloth. OBTW don't let it dry on you or you'll be wearing it for a few days until it wears off.
 
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DOM-16 made by Dominion Sure Seal is the same as POR-15 at about half the cost..
 
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You're right John, I'm usually a one man operation. I've got my Granddaughters BF coming over to help me remove the mounting bolts Sunday or I'd never get the body off. Too bad I don't belong to a car club or something similar.

As far as POR 15 on a sand blasted frame, it works quite well, seals up the places sand blasting can't get to and gets rock hard. Only draw back is you've gotta top coat anything exposed to UV rays. I little over a quart does the Job with nothing more than a paint brush and a drop cloth. OBTW don't let it dry on you or you'll be wearing it for a few days until it wears off.

OK, you got yourself, G-daughters BF, then get Joe Harrier to come up with his son. That's 4 and grab a neighbor or your granddaughters father....
 
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You're right John, I'm usually a one man operation. I've got my Granddaughters BF coming over to help me remove the mounting bolts Sunday or I'd never get the body off. Too bad I don't belong to a car club or something similar.

As far as POR 15 on a sand blasted frame, it works quite well, seals up the places sand blasting can't get to and gets rock hard. Only draw back is you've gotta top coat anything exposed to UV rays. I little over a quart does the Job with nothing more than a paint brush and a drop cloth. OBTW don't let it dry on you or you'll be wearing it for a few days until it wears off.
I did it all on my own other than lifting the cab of my pickup out of the box of my Chevy pickup. Why I make good use of my engine hoist..
 
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Or get a forklift, done in an afternoon.

 
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