I want to lift the body off my 66 VW (not the whole car). Since I already have a 450 lb rated hoist, I decided to take an advantage of it and use it for lifting. This comes handy specially when try to put the body back on the frame. Question I have if my design can handle the weight? I am only planning to suspend the body for a few mins, until I move the frame out and place the dolly under it to lower it down. With that said, I have I have two 2”x6”- 5 feet long going across the front and rear windows opening. (inside I have some extra woods / padding so it not resting on the doors). On top I have a 5 feet long 2”x8” with a 1/2" eye in the center of it. The bottom woods are fastened to the top wood with 3/8” threaded rods and also all the bolts are 3/8” head.
The weight of the body is 200 LB, but for safety, let’s assume is 300 LB. can the woods handle the lift? My main concern is the top wood which is lifting 300 LB (~ 150 on each side). can 150 LB on each side bend the 2”x8” enough to break it? All these woods were purchased from Home Depots. Not sure what kind of woods they are but used for constructions.