I leave the far side wheels on, then tip it using an engine crane. Its relatively easy to do -but ensure there are a couple of stacked tyres strategically placed against the pillars (- not the centre of an unsupported panel). Also have a range of stout pit props ready. You don't want it going too far- hence the engine crane staying attached, but you need to ensure it doesnt roll back -hence the props.
Once you've done it once- it becomes easy.
No -I've never dented a panel -but have restricted 'rollovers' to heavier 60's cars.
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my uncle used to run a tow rope over the top of the car, with padding on the roof to prevent damage, then attatch it to the chassis and use his other car to pull the rope, pulling the car up.... he just used logs and old tyres incase it went too far... but it never did look 'safe'
Yes it completely stripped of all running gear and engine , interior its just the shell, the wings are off adn the doors so it only the rear quarters that will come inot contact with the tryes and matress when I put it on its side, thise are the area I am concenred would get dented.
So plan is to attahce dengine crane to the sill prob via some strap round the middle of the car and punp it up on its side so its just gently resting on the mattress and tyres, cheers for all the advice guys!
Have you got an engine stand? If all the running gear is removed you could make a bracket to fit across the engine mounts. Bolt that to the engine stand
Made the rear one from scrap lying around!
Had to return the engine stand so I've since changed the front to one bolted to the bumper, but again made from scrap!
If you are going to make one, ensure that the pivots are the same height and you have some adjustability to get a good balance when its turned over. (check the ebay and supplier ads for roughly where the pivot is.) Also,make sure you have enough height to turn the car over to 90deg. In pic 2 mine clears the roof support by 2". SWEEET
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Don't roll it all the way over? Roll to 45 degrees or so, that way it'll sit on the sills and they're pretty bombproof:
Jack it up onto stands. Two people can then squat-lift up onto a baby workmate. Then shoulder lift onto the stand. Straps stop the bottom of the car sliding away. Better yet also add straps to tie the top down, and a stick to prevent the bottom of the car towards the stand. Flip it the other way to get the bits you can't reach.