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Old 02-22-2024, 11:22 AM   #1
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I want to buy a frame spreader (I know that I can make one but right now I would prefer to buy one. Bertís listís one but has been out of stock for some time. Does anybody have one to sell me? Or know where I could buy one? BTW Snyderís does not even show one.
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Old 02-22-2024, 11:29 AM   #2
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I want to buy a frame spreader (I know that I can make one but right now I would prefer to buy one. Bertís listís one but has been out of stock for some time. Does anybody have one to sell me? Or know where I could buy one? BTW Snyderís does not even show one.
Perhaps borrow one from a local club member?
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Old 02-22-2024, 11:44 AM   #3
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Just a thought, but would a rear spring spreader get the job done?
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Old 02-22-2024, 11:47 AM   #4
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Our club owns one but I am an hour away from where the clubs tools are stored. I would rather buy one that drive 4 hours (and buy the gas to do so). I have a frame spreader but I have no idea if it would work. Does anybody here know?
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Old 02-22-2024, 12:13 PM   #5
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I think that the spring spreader would be too wide, also most likley will not clear the transmission. Might work though
While nice to have, with a little pushing and some wiggling the engine might just go in. When they give you the most trouble is after you change the rubber in the rear mounts
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Dave Delmue says he'll probably do a run of them sometime this year. Otherwise you're out of luck unless you can find one for sale used, borrow, or fabricate.
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Old 02-22-2024, 01:26 PM   #7
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Alexi, I’m hoping I can turn one up, fingers crossed
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Old 02-22-2024, 01:31 PM   #8
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I have one I could lend you, but have no idea how far away you are from the Boston area.
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Old 02-22-2024, 02:40 PM   #9
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I have used my spring spreader and some 4x4 sections before. I have a bottle jack and some 4 x 4s that I have thought about using before. It's amazing that the little bit the frame comes inward can be so difficult to overcome.
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Old 02-23-2024, 11:28 AM   #10
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JW, I am 3,000 miles away LoL
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Old 02-25-2024, 03:27 PM   #11
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Can you have someone bring one to a club meeting to let you use?
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Old 02-25-2024, 08:46 PM   #12
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There is one for sale here on the Ford Barn "Swap Meet"...

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=336108
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Old 02-25-2024, 11:05 PM   #13
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I was contacted by the seller and have made arrangements to purchase (Yay!)
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Old 02-27-2024, 07:27 AM   #14
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Just a thought, but would a rear spring spreader get the job done?
No, that would not work.
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