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Jib Cranes ??? by 2M4 Dale
Started on: 05-19-2000 12:21 AM
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Last post by: DJRice on 05-19-2000 10:02 AM
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Report this Post05-19-2000 12:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2M4 DaleClick Here to Email 2M4 DaleSend a Private Message to 2M4 DaleDirect Link to This Post
I'm in the process of building a pole barn...(Fiero Home..lol) I have 2 pieces of 11" X 4.5" X 15.5' I Beam. If I were to plant 5.5' of the I beam in the ground and concrete it there how long can I make the boom ? I just want a single hinge not a cantilever. And should I use the other heavy 11" X 4.5" I Beam as the boom or use a lighter piece like 8" stuff ? Also does anyone know where I can get a hinge ? Grangers catalog has them but $400.00 seems a bit much.

Someone out there is a structural engineer right...lol I would like this thing heavy enough to lift the rear end of a Fiero...Guess what I have in mind!

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Report this Post05-19-2000 12:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ShinerClick Here to Email ShinerSend a Private Message to ShinerDirect Link to This Post
Back in the old day, me and Joe-Bob used to jack up our cars the hard way; We got Bessie and Jack, our best hosses, and had 'em pull that sucker up on a little ramp we made. Then we had Billy-Ray put jackstands (or whatever he found, one time he tried to use milk crates. Billy-Ray wudn't the sharpest tool in the shed) They we took some blocks of wood that Paw whittled down into triangles for the front wheels. That reminds me of the time when Claetus and Zeke come to our farm dressed like huge chickens! Paw-paw, being hungry (and drunk on moonshine, as usual) tried to shoot em with the scatter gun, but when he shot em, it didn't hurt em none because all the shells where loaded with rock salt, for shootin nosy cats that tried to kill the chickens! That was kind of ironical, because paw didn't want to kill the cats, 'cause the tree-huggin neighbors would get angry, but paw ended up shooting the chickens anyhow! That reminds me of the time my brother, Bill-Bob, got really sick. See, him being a youngin at the time, he wanted to make dinner for us family, and he shot him a chicken (one of them wild chickens with the purty feathers) He pulled all it's feathers off and all, but he didn't cook him, and he tried to eat it hiself before we got home! Yungins just don't learn I reckon. That reminds me of what Paw used to do to the chickens late at night when ain't nobody was lookin......
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Report this Post05-19-2000 10:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DJRiceClick Here to Email DJRiceSend a Private Message to DJRiceDirect Link to This Post
2m4, I think that you should look at putting up a inverted U frame (youll need to acquire one more piece if I beam) and just get some sort of pully and come-a-long to lift the car. Im not sure a crane is the safest idea, but then Im really not sure what you have in mind but What Im thinking should turn out like this...

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Even something like this should be an A-frame, but if your going to sink the I beams 5.5' deep and concrete them, you should be OK.

Thats just .02 from an Electrical Engineer

Ive removed the transaxles by using a cherry picker hooked to the trunk latch. Ive also done it using six concrete blocks, 2 floor jacks, and 2 jack stands.

Shiner, were you humming "dueling banjos" when you wrote that?

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