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can i pick up the rear of the car body by the trunk loop?
« on: August 31 2019, 08:45:01 AM »
As some who are following along know, my og we4 took a hit. I have several leads on parts and such to repair it, and thanks to everyone who has helped.


I have another iron in the fire as it were. Let's say you came across a semi low miles car that someone took apart. Said vehicle is sitting on some pallets with the frame leaning against the wall. Let's say the Frame is stripped and has been notched. You know just for giggles. Front suspension is off, rear end was sold.


But in said fantasy I have another car with some rust issues on the radar. Said to have a good frame and floor pans but doors and such not as much. Said fantasy vehicle has a bunch of the parts to put the WE4 back together. And would yield a rolling frame .


This could theoretically be used to set this fantasy low miles car on and get it to my garage. This brings the question. Can I pick up the rear end of the body by the trunk catch loop without hurting anything? I'm theoretically going to pick up the front and set it across a 4x4 piece of wood held up by some tires/rims and this leaves the back and how to get it up so we can roll the chassis under it. I thought this would be way better for transport than trying to do just the bars body. Tell me what it won't work or what you would do instead. I have six wheels/tires that measure about 30" tall stacked 3high on each side then the 4x4 wood. Slip the chassis under let it down bolt it with some of the fasteners and pull it up on the trailer and strap it down for transport.


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Re: can i pick up the rear of the car body by the trunk loop?
« Reply #1 on: August 31 2019, 01:07:17 PM »
I did with a completely empty shell.  I had another car I was piecing out an grabbed it there. Ripped out . On a car that I would be fixing I'd use a 4X4 an go threw the side rear windows. I have pics at home I think.

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Re: can i pick up the rear of the car body by the trunk loop?
« Reply #2 on: August 31 2019, 02:00:24 PM »
Any other suggestions? Windows still in car. Might have to put a 4x4 where the wheel wells are and strap to each end or maybe two 4x4s where one goes through where wheels should be and the other up top as a spreader bar. It is currently sitting on some pallets. No frame under it. Not really wanting to get into pulling out the windows and all that old stringy black tar the factory used.
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Re: can i pick up the rear of the car body by the trunk loop?
« Reply #3 on: September 01 2019, 09:42:57 AM »
I would be leery of lifting it like that as I think it might buckle the body or cause a bulge further forward toward the middle of the car.  I think the lifting point needs to be further forward as Dan mentioned.
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