NAS vs ROW Defender Body Removal

discostew

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On a NAS D90 what would be the best lifting points to pull the whole body? Since the NAS trucks have no rear bulkhead behind the 1st row of seats it has to come off as a whole assembly. I figure I need to lift it at the bulkhead but not sure how much support its going to need between that and the rear of the truck.

I guess I'm asking how stiff this body will be from end to end with no frame under it.
 

Nomar

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I seriously don't think you can do it like this.
You gotta remove the body in pieces.
Front wings, bulkhead, doors, tub, etc.


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jymmiejamz

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I wonder if making some extensions on the rear lift arms to pick it up in the wheel wells would work along with some large plates to spread the load.
 

pdxrovermech

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i guess it would depend how high your two post goes. gotta clear the engine on an unloaded chassis. pretty sure we used the front roll cage and built a simple brace for the rear end. wish i could give you more info, but it wasnt my direct project.
 

discostew

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i guess it would depend how high your two post goes. gotta clear the engine on an unloaded chassis. pretty sure we used the front roll cage and built a simple brace for the rear end. wish i could give you more info, but it wasnt my direct project.
Thanks. I'm still thinking about doing my best duck and hide on this.