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Removing cab and bed from chassis
I brought my 2004 F250 to the mechanic today after buying it yesterday. Unfortunately, my impulsivity and need for a truck got the best of me and I got burned by the dealer... The body and interior look amazing, the engine runs flawlessly, the transmission shifts smootly, and the electronics all work great, but underneath, its a whole different story. It seems as if this thing was damaged in a flood.
I'm going to the dealer tomorrow to see what they will and what they will not address under warranty. I am fairly confident that they will take care of a few of the issues but far from all of the issues.
Once this step of the process is done, my intention is to remove everything from the chassis. If I do some "redecorating" I will have ample room to keep all of the truck components safely indoors and will be able to reassemble the truck indoors after getting the chassis sandblasted.
Now, it was also my intention to buy a lift to work on some of my other cars. Would this be a good tool to have in removing the cab and bed? If so, what type should I get? If not, what should I get? Additionally, I can see it as being a risky move, but I do have access to boom trucks and a forklift where I will be doing the work. I could do it that way in theory.
Anyway, any input on the topic would be greatly appreciated.