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Re: Engine lifting question
Well I did this on an old ford pickup I owned, so I can't attest to it working for a jeep (especially one with a cancerous body....) but I laid a 2x4 over the panels, and then attached a cumalong, and ran it around the engine, and back to the 2x4. This was just to hold the engine in place while I tore out the tranny and clutch so I could roll it out of the garage. I used the oil pan to grab my engine, but in your case you will have to be a little more creative. I suppose you thread a lifting eye into the manifold and hoist it from the top. These are kinda backwoods ways to this, but when you don't have a chain hoist or a lift...
You should have seen the a-frame me and my buddies built when we were like 17 or something to pull out an old 360. Fortunately our carpentry skills were up to snuff well enough that no one lost a hand or foot on that one!