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Tub Swap

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by amos715, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. amos715

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    i am getting ready to swap my tub over,
    this is a big rookie question...........

    how heavy is this thing, cowling and all?
     
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    oh, about 50 lbs!










    I tink it's a few hundred, 5-600 maybe, depends on how much has rusted off!
     
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    You can do it with two people but not easily three would be good and four better
     
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    I do it my self all the time:flipoff2:
     
  6. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagles & Landcruisers Moderator

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    What color is your engine hoist of fork lift?
     
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    500 pounds?!?! Really? If you're swapping tubs, then I ASSume they'll be stripped down.
    I did it with one other person. It was fun getting it over the engine (one car garage, truck facing forward) to get it on the trailer for sandblasting.
    If you just have to lift it and remove it from the back, two can do it, but three or four certainly make light work.
     
  8. amos715

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    Thanks Guys

    I will have the windshield frame and everything else that will unbolt off.

    i will try to get some picks of the tub. before and after

    here is what my cruiser looked like when i bought it

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    FJ40-1.jpg FJ40-2.jpg
     
  9. Toyo FJ40

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    I did mine with another guy helping and had to lift it over the shifter. With seats ,windshield ,gas tank and roll bar out I'd say it's around 300 lbs.


    Kevin
     
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    And I know those two people. The more the better A stripped down tub with nothing but tub is all but manageable with two or three guys.
     
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    easily done w/ a little tree and come-a-long
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    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagles & Landcruisers Moderator

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    Just loaded one up last night. It was as complete as the one in the tree.

    Two guys in the front and one guy in the back.

    Peice of cake. Very controlled lift and load. No suprises, etc.
     
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    Nice straping on that one! I had to use an excavator/bobcat to lift mine, its made of 3/16ths plate. It fell off the cart in the shop and I couldnt lift the corner bymyself to get it back on there. :lol:

    I would say the more people the better, and if you know a landscaper with a bobcat your golden! :lol: