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6.0 gm swap body on HELP

how in the heck are yíall getting the engine in. I literally canít squeeze this thing in for the life of me... Iíve got the intake off , headers off. I feel like it is hitting everywhere on the back side, heads etc ... shoot me a text if you have any thing that could help . Iíve been talking to Doss who did the swap locally but Iím still scratching my head ...

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What kind of engine leveler are you using?
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Just a strap and or chains ... is a lever key ?


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I think ive seen people do without one, but it made all the difference with my hemi swap. Recommend a leveler with a finely threaded rod. I used the OTC leveler after trying the Harbor Freight pos; OTC was like butter - near effortless level adjustment. You'll want to put some grease on the threads. I also used a Harbor Freight 500# chain hoist (that's the thing with the yellow hooks and handle in second image). It allowed me to get the engine "perfectly" level for installing the engine mounts.
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I think ive seen people do without one, but it made all the difference with my hemi swap. Recommend a leveler with a finely threaded rod. I used the OTC leveler after trying the Harbor Freight pos; OTC was like butter - near effortless level adjustment. You'll want to put some grease on the threads. I also used a Harbor Freight 500# chain hoist (that's the thing with the yellow hooks and handle in second image). It allowed me to get the engine "perfectly" level for installing the engine mounts.


Awesome , finally got it to work . Had to lift the body up about 6Ē ... think itís gonna work ... super tight though . Thanks for the tip on the lift lever


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Trust me it will fit with everything on it. You just need to get the front up high and the angle right.


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Trust me it will fit with everything on it. You just need to get the front up high and the angle right.

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I believe you , but what a pain ! Did you use a leveler ? Thatís the only thing I think I could of done to make it work ... I was at some pretty extreme angles and no luck ... once the body is lifted up a few inches it was a breeze . I took it in an out a few times no issues ... either way itís all done now !




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