Shop Crane

So in preparation of doing this swap, I’ve been watching the sale ads for Harbor Freight and looking at the shop cranes.  I’m also looking at Transmission Jacks as well as some other lift type things for raising the engine.  One thing that keeps me going back and forth on a final decision is which route should I go?  Should I get a shop crane and then use some jack stands on top of something else to lift the car in the air?  Or should I spend way more money on a scissor lift that I would use for other jobs too?

And, I’m not sure how easy it will be to get the crane in place inside my garage to be able to lift the car.  As you can see from the pic below, I’m going to need to get this under the car, then raise it up and then secure the car on stands of some type.  There will be a lot of coordination involved with this operation.  Then, I’ll need to have it high, but not too high, so that I can raise/lower the engine and transmission into place.

If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to post a reply below.

This is the crane I’m thinking of:





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