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  • 1950 Land Cruiser Body Removal

    Hello Everyone,

    I had seen an article about a year ago somewhere on the web that explained all the steps necessary to remove the complete body from the frame on my 50 Land Cruiser. I am ready to start my "frame off" and would like to find those again. Does anybody have them or know them that could send them to me? I have just had all 5 rims powder coated and now have taken the seats to phantom interiors in Salem, Oh. But, now I am hoping to make my next step eaiser with those instructions.

    Thanks guys,
    Chuck

  • #2
    Probably not what you're looking for but...
    http://www.theymightberacing.com/Res...fPlanning.aspx

    Brad Johnson
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

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    • #3
      Chuck, what kind of facilities to you have? How much disassembly have you done so far? Do you have a hoist? Many of us have done what you are about to do. I doubt that any have done it the exact same way. Good luck with it.

      John Clary
      Greer, SC
      [IMG][/IMG]
      I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
      SDC member since 1975
      John Clary
      Greer, SC

      SDC member since 1975

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      • #4
        I use 2 camper jacks and 2 4x4s.


        7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2

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        • #5
          On my car all we did was unbolt it from the frame and put it up on blocks with wood.
          We lifted it with the help of a few volunteers. Right now we have the car on a bend pack lift and the body is bolted to the ceiling of the garage ,so when you lower the lift the frame separates from the body.

          Alex Nelsen ,the youngest Studebaker nut in the world!
          1954 Champion Coupe
          Lizella, GA
          Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
          Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
          Lizella, GA

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          • #6
            We did this a while back...





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            Matthew Burnette
            Hazlehurst, GA

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            • #7
              Matt,
              That roof looks out of alignment.[)]

              I think what Charlie is looking for is a step-by-step procedure: disconnect battery, throttle linkage, shift linkage, remove seats, carpet, etc., etc., etc. Package all small hardware in individual containers and label everything!!!!Take lots of "before" photos; especially what goes through the holes in the firewall and floor (that's a thorn in my hide).

              So...
              Anyone have a clue where Charlie might find what he recollects seeing previously?



              Brad Johnson
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              '33 Rockne 10,
              '51 Commander Starlight,
              '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
              '56 Sky Hawk

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