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OVERTORQUED 02-02-2018 11:44 AM

12 valve engine stand....
 
Not sure if this is correct thread to post this, but since it’s for my old first gen engine....
I had been looking for an engine stand but the prices they want for these things is astronomical and def not anywhere in my price range. So decided to get creative and do it myself. It’s not complete yet, but wanted to share and see what ya’ll thought.

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Went down to HF and got 2 of the 2000lb engine stands for $107.00 each.

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Got some 1-1/2” x 3” x 1/8” rectangular tubing and squared the two stands up so the heads were about 30” apart. (That’s the measurement I figure I need from mount to mount on engine)

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welded up the center pieces to go where legs usually go and going to drill holes so they attach just like the legs do.


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Going to put a brace in the middle with a wheel....


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Have some 1/2” thick angle iron that I want to make the pieces for engine mounts. Maybe weld some gussets somewhere?
That’s as far as we got on it last nite, but will post more as I go. Chime in with any thoughts please!

BHD 02-03-2018 07:35 AM

I have just a single Horrible Fright stand. It hasn't failed yet, but I don't rotate the engine any farther than 90 degrees with the head on and then I have the hoist attached to it for safety. Yours looks like a good plan, I'll be watching.

Angry Johnny 02-03-2018 08:14 AM

Since the heads of the stands are angled I'm assuming you have plans to straighten them out some how? Otherwise bolting the engine to the stands is not going to work.

oliver foster 02-03-2018 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Angry Johnny (Post 3343403)
Since the heads of the stands are angled I'm assuming you have plans to straighten them out some how? Otherwise bolting the engine to the stands is not going to work.


I was picturing the same problem.

I will be following along as it is a cool idea.

sooty 02-03-2018 09:06 AM

same deal here, got two on the floor need at least one to roll around while im rebuilding other, im watching too. good idea!

MrFusion 02-03-2018 02:03 PM

Cummins rotisserie!! YES!!

OVERTORQUED 02-05-2018 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Angry Johnny (Post 3343403)
Since the heads of the stands are angled I'm assuming you have plans to straighten them out some how? Otherwise bolting the engine to the stands is not going to work.

Got something planned for that part... involves some very large thickness angle iron pieces. It will be very simple. Hang tight...

OVERTORQUED 02-05-2018 06:01 AM

Only got as far as drilling holes for pins tonight... more to come.:)
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Looking to put some extra wheels on there...

edwinsmith 02-05-2018 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by OVERTORQUED (Post 3343580)
Only got as far as drilling holes for pins tonight... more to come.:)


Looking to put some extra wheels on there...[/I]

Those will be fun when you trip over them. But then you're probably not as clumsy as I am. [duhhh]

NJTman 02-05-2018 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by edwinsmith (Post 3343639)
Those will be fun when you trip over them. But then you're probably not as clumsy as I am. [duhhh]

Its always helpful when you can still see your feet.[coffee]

NJTman 02-05-2018 10:12 PM

I'm confused as to how the engine will be mounted and oriented.


Can you clarify your ideas here?

edwinsmith 02-05-2018 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by NJTman (Post 3343644)
Its always helpful when you can still see your feet.[coffee]

True! I've had the dickydo problem for a while now. The outriggers are a good idea though. Wouldn't want to dump a 1200# 6BT on your toes. :o

NJTman 02-06-2018 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by edwinsmith (Post 3343647)
True! I've had the dickydo problem for a while now. The outriggers are a good idea though. Wouldn't want to dump a 1200# 6BT on your toes. :o

Here ya go, Edwin. Made just for you...

Shelby/Dakota 02-06-2018 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by NJTman (Post 3343645)
I'm confused as to how the engine will be mounted and oriented.


Can you clarify your ideas here?


The way I understand his concept is that he is going to mount plates to the factory engine mounts on the block. Then these plates will mount to the two stands as if it was in the frame of the truck.


OP Please correct me if I am misunderstanding the concept.

NJTman 02-06-2018 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Shelby/Dakota (Post 3343660)
The way I understand his concept is that he is going to mount plates to the factory engine mounts on the block. Then these plates will mount to the two stands as if it was in the frame of the truck.


OP Please correct me if I am misunderstanding the concept.

Got it, but how do you then rotate the engine ? front to back, vs longitudinally ? that seems a bit scary to me.:o


Very interested in this project, either way.[redface]


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