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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 11, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Body weight ?

I know this has been answered before but I dont remember.How much does a 69 Camaro body shell without frontend sheet metal weigh. Just the bare empty shell to put on a body cart. I need an idea to figure out best way to pick one up and place on cart. Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 11, 04:41 PM
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Did you try a "search"
Really - 69 Coupe Body Weight

And 'best' way to pick one up is an overhead lift or 4 friends and

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Re: Body weight ?

Greg,
I put it on the cart myself. Check out my build thread post #106. I slid the cart in from the side. It was pretty easy. Just use jack stands, some lumber and a floor jack. My car is a mess so I braced it beforehand. Good luck.
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Greg,
I put it on the cart myself. ... It was pretty easy. Just use jack stands, some lumber and a floor jack. ....

Same here... Raise up the shell as high as you need with either jackstands or piles of heavy lumber and then slide the cart underneath into position to lock it on the locator pins.

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Re: Body weight ?

In the pic attached, you can see my new "steel" body cart waiting to be pushed underneath the car in the background. I used 4"x4"x7' posts to suspend the shell on jackstands. I made sure to raise it high enough so the old "wooden" body cart can slide out to the side, and so the new "steel" body cart slide in from the back of the car.

Go slowly and it will happen. I thought seeing this pic may help.
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Re: Body weight ?

I used two eng hoists, not because it was too heavy but because the body was too akward for just one unless I had a body lifting device like the link shows below.

This company sells this. http://www.accessiblesystems.com/bl.php

I thought about it but didn't pursue it since I had was able to manage the body with the two engine hoists I had laying around and I could use the $300 for something else, like paying for my floor pan. It's a neat idea though.
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Re: Body weight ?

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How much does a 69 Camaro body shell without frontend sheet metal weigh. Just the bare empty shell to put on a body cart.
About 600 pounds. 350 - 400 at the rear.

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