Custom Duramax Engine Stand

Lq4chevy

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I thought I would share this build of my engine stand. Came out better than expected190B61BE-C0D8-4BE8-8300-4DFAC1C74D9A.png18C4A2D5-86FB-418D-BDEB-285909147EEB.pngE1E98251-D4AE-40E2-B3AC-6125BA2959E9.pngE5BF62B4-0325-4F2B-89F5-856E45AAE687.jpeg827EF50D-8E72-486E-8389-3EB6358B3E80.jpeg54910F35-FA8F-4F01-A4F4-A861664491A6.jpeg54910F35-FA8F-4F01-A4F4-A861664491A6.jpeg88BE87C0-61DD-4BF7-ADF8-64042FE90622.jpeg6060FB8C-6D37-467B-9C25-6C558594D424.jpeg77D9023A-A0CA-49EB-89DD-97AE381CF250.jpeg7ABD3D89-B3A1-4545-8C56-A1F659B70550.jpeg5703F34A-E43B-4DD6-A3C4-E04B372A946A.jpeg
 

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Lq4chevy

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I took a lot of time trying to get it sitting at the correct height. Must have been dumb luck but the balance point is spot on. I can spin the thing with one finger. I should try to upload the video of it.

The slack adjuster I used for the worm gear has a little more black lash then I would prefer. So I came up with a locking mechanism to hold it in place once I have it at the orientation I want it to be
 

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very nice. only issue I see is that due to it's size and orientation and mount point it looks like it would make it difficult to sit beside it to work on the engine
 

Lq4chevy

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very nice. only issue I see is that due to it's size and orientation and mount point it looks like it would make it difficult to sit beside it to work on the engine
You know that wasn't an issue at all. I completely tore down that LLY to the bare block on the stand. At not once did the stand get in the way and I'm big dude 6'4 and overloading fiberglass ladders if you get my drift!

Now Ill tell you what was a HUGE design flaw lol its to wide for a cherry picker to fit a around and not tall enough for it to go under hah. I have worked around it by using a forklift or my picking point on my 2 post. I hate to say it but setting it on the stand never came into my mind during the design process, dummy
 
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