I've got a 1999 NAS Thor P38 as a part's vehicle and this coming weekend I plan to pull the engine. I'll rebuild it in my spare time and later install it in my 2001 P38. The parts vehicle is on standard height wheels and rims, and springs not bags. I'm wondering if a standard 2 Ton (Imperial) engine hoist will have a long enough boom for the engine to clear the front end. This being my first engine removal ever I'd like to get to the job and not loose the weekend running around spending time and money if that makes sense. If the first step is to pull the springs, pull the wheels, and cinder bock the axles to get it low enough I'd like to know that before the engine is dangling there!
So far I've reviewed RAVE as well as leftlanetruckin's check list - Engine removal/reinstall procedure w/ check list. All seems straight forward enough.
On a side note, initially I'd planned to also pull the tranny and the transfer case; Rebuild all three, and later install them in my 2001. But they're big and heavy and I'll be doing this all on my back. Is it worth it?