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Question Quik DIY cab removal question.

So here it goes...

Its time for me to replace the head gaskets, studs, and install the egr delete kit.

Due to recent back surgery, performing this task with the cab on, is a bad choice. I do know that this will be hard on the back either way I go, however every little bit helps.

I have a nice shop at work, with all the tools except for a lift and no access for a fork lift. I do however have 32 people at the shop who are willing to help.

Is it possible to remove the cab using shear military muscle strength? My concern is the clearing the engine. My truck isn't lifted, but even then the top of the engine sits pretty high.

I was also thinking of removing the seats to shed some weight.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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The issue you are going to run into is the height needed, to sufficiently clear everything. Even with 32 people helping, this isn't going to happen.

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m-chan68,
Thanks for your quick reply. If i do the in cab way, won't i need to evac and remove my a/c for clearance? If so, I don't have the equipment....

Do you know approximately how much a crew cab weighs (cab alone & front fender section)?
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if you dont have a hoist, do it in chassis
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Yeah, my plan had been to do it with the cab on, to begin with; however I'm always looking to reduce the back pain as much as possible. Anyway, I'll be starting this weekend and hope to see all the parts soon...

I'm looking to install bypass coolant lines from elite diesel. Do you think it's worth the time and effort?

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rent a fork lift
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Dropping the engine is not an option?

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Believe some have pulled radiator/fan and stood there.

I left the AC coil in (removed cover only) and removed pass fender liner and stood on the axle. I still was bending over. Would have alot more room w/ ac removed. I stood on couple of pallets when working from the front to improve reach to rear of motor and ease backstrain.

I i were worried about bending over i would pull prob the engine with a hoist or find a way to jack/block/hoist the cab up.

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