frame off with a two post lift

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by JOE RIV 1, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    looking for some pictures or advice where to lift the body off of a 72 gs with out damage with a two post lift. thanks!!
  2. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    I use 2x4 blocks wrapped with old t-shirts on each of the lift plates. I position them under the rocker panels but outside of the pinch weld, then lift the body up and roll the chassis out from under it.
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  3. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    lift it at the pinch welds on the rocker. make sure you strap the body to the lift arms. the body is much heavier towards the back if the doors are off. it won't be super stable.
  4. srb

    srb Well-Known Member


    '69 GS

    No straps or anything like that. Sitting like this for almost a year now. Stable enough to work on.
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  5. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    if you pull down on the trunk the front will lift right up. again this is only with the doors off.
  6. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    im going to leave the doors and front seats in
  7. Postsedan

    Postsedan 13427 L78

    Hi Joe,

    Hope all is well....yep use 2x4's at the rocker pinch with doors on.....I even leave the fenders on if needed.

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  8. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    all good here dan same with you!so on the pinch weld or the out side or inside?
  9. Postsedan

    Postsedan 13427 L78

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  11. Postsedan

    Postsedan 13427 L78

    On the Outside
  12. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    ok got it! im new to the lift to be honst that looks scary!!
  13. Postsedan

    Postsedan 13427 L78


    It's very safe....just double check the lift arm to the 2x4 to the pinch weld the legs of the two post lift lock in place as an added safety.

    If you should need help....if you give me a few days notice....I would be more than happy to come over and help a local Buick Buddy.

    Plus be sure to attend MCACN on Nov. 18th and 19th.....I will have a lot of awesome Buicks to look drool over :)
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  14. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    thanks dan thanks all for the posts
  15. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    What I use is some TREATED 4x4's I use 14in long that I then took a router and cut a 3/8 wide 3/8 deep groove into and it goes directly under the pinch weld.

    Id be leary of putting them on the out side of the pinch due to the way the rocker is shaped
  16. 36racin

    36racin Platinum Level Contributor

    That doesn't mess with body gaps with front end still on it?
  17. Postsedan

    Postsedan 13427 L78

    N0t at all :)
  18. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Dan - very cool way to do it. Does the hood and the core support stay with the body?
  19. Postsedan

    Postsedan 13427 L78


    I remove the hood and core support....but the front header panel does stay with the body.

    STAGE2PAT Well-Known Member

    Ratchet straps on each corner down to the lift arms will add safety. Especially on the light end .

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