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Old 08-12-2005, 03:44 AM   #31
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So what'* the plan to get this 165-195 lb tranny into the basement and onto a work bench? Three guys with steel toed shoes?

Or... might it be easier to just clear and prepare a clean space in the garage?
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taking it apart in pieces would work, but you'd have to bring it back out in pieces too...

hrm.

that there'* tricky. you might want to go with the clean garage option, because some of the assembly will have to be done there anyway. carying 200 lbs of tranny to the basement, and back up again, is just asking for trouble.

oh, and be careful to not drop the torque convertor (i mean at all), or you'll need a new one.
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biggest problem with my garage is it isn't waterproof. Nor do I have the money to make it waterproof. it is kinda water proof, but not really.

I have figured it out, on how to do it. I have a bulkhead door for my basement, which is about 50ft from my garage. I have lots of cardboard so I will lay out a cardboard 'track' then place the transmission on it'* own piece of cardboard and push it to the bulkhead. then lay out either my 1/4" or 3/4" plywood on the stairs and go from there. So.. it should be alright. If it fails horribly, then I guess i'll have to try something else.
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So, how do you go up the stairs later?
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Come on guys... it'* 200lbs, not 1,000
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Just picturing a guy trying to pull something the wieght of another human up the stairs...
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I just recall justin saying somewhere that he was working on something with a few girls, and they were stronger than him...
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Just picturing a guy trying to pull something the wieght of another human up the stairs...
Make that a human with a stamped steel underbelly that will slide right back down if you happen to slip or need to adjust your grip. At least with a body, you can have one guy grab the arms, another grab the legs. A tranny doesn't have such nice lifting points.
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biggest problem with my garage is it isn't waterproof. Nor do I have the money to make it waterproof. it is kinda water proof, but not really.
What if you bought a cheap tarp and made a makeshift tent/canopy over the work area? Well that might block all the light and make it hard to work. You could buy some clear plastic sheeting on a roll and do the same thing though.
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that'* how it'* kinda setup already. I have a tarp on the rafters which keeps the garage kinda waterproof. at least where the tarp is at. The other issue in the garage is workspace. I do not have as much workspace in there as in the basement. However I still have a good amount of workspace.. it'* not quite as much. I have a table that is about 6'x3' with folding edges... that make it 8'x'8' but i don't know how strong those edges are... so i'm not sure how much of that space will be useable.

I'll figure something out.. right now I think I am going to hold off on the rebuild for a little while. I've got some new stuff stirring around.
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I always have a couple of cartons of ziplocks and post-it notes to lable them from the inside. Makes keeping track of what goes where a lot easier.
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