Jacking, stands & wheels off!

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Postby Candles » Wed 21.12.2005, 16:43

Yes.[/u]
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Postby Don.Hasi » Fri 30.12.2005, 19:59

:shock: The baby in the living room? Cool 8)

If you are looking for really good ramps you have to take a look at here http://www.restorationramps.co.uk/ This is a link of our VX220-colleagues.

Must be just around a corner from you :wink:



Last one: What have you done to the wishbone? They look superb clean!
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Postby F1 LOTUS » Fri 30.12.2005, 20:58

Simple, inexpensive solution :D 8)
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Postby F1 LOTUS » Fri 30.12.2005, 21:02

Not as nice as this one though...
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Postby Candles » Sat 31.12.2005, 22:14

If you are talking about my wishbones, they are stainless steel!

Happy New Year to everyone!

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Postby Candles » Sun 01.01.2006, 16:30

Yes, I see. They'll sell you a set of almost normal ramps for a reasonable price, but the big ones are a grand! I wanted something which wasn't approaching 20% of the value of the car!

However, it is a clever idea.

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Postby Monty » Sun 01.01.2006, 16:38

There is a link from that restoration ramps site to another smaller ramp:-

http://www.reayco.co.uk/
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Postby Candles » Sun 01.01.2006, 17:59

I liked the railway sleeper method!
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Postby Enright » Tue 03.01.2006, 22:46

Candles wrote:If you are talking about my wishbones, they are stainless steel!

Happy New Year to everyone!

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Were you serious about them being stainless or have I just been suckered by a wind-up? (I didn't see any pictures) If true, where from and how much?!?

Also, is it my imagination or are front upper wishbones non-handed? They really look as though if you got a set from the wrong side, you could fit them upside-down on the side you needed them. :shock: :?

Oh, and Happy New Year from me too! :D
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Postby Candles » Wed 04.01.2006, 17:29

I got the wishbones a few years ago from:
http://www.surreywelding.co.uk/

But I believe they no longer make them. They were expensive at about £300 a side, but that included bushes. And they did, and still do look awesome:

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Perhaps if enough people asked, they do another run?

I'd like stainless front ones personally.

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Postby Dico » Wed 04.01.2006, 21:23

Candles wrote:
Perhaps if enough people asked, they do another run?

I'd like stainless front ones personally.



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Postby Matt RI » Thu 05.01.2006, 00:26

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Postby Enright » Sat 07.01.2006, 00:16

Enright13 wrote: ...(snip)...is it my imagination or are front upper wishbones non-handed? They really look as though if you got a set from the wrong side, you could fit them upside-down on the side you needed them. :shock: :?


Well, I can answer my own question now (with a little help from Monty), and thought it would be worth sharing the answer with the rest of the forum:

Front upper wishbones are not only non-handed, but the front and rear halves are also identical, and so interchangeable too.
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Postby ailwyn » Mon 06.02.2006, 09:27

[quote="Don.HasiIf you are looking for really good ramps you have to take a look at here http://www.restorationramps.co.uk/ This is a link of our VX220-colleagues. [quote]

I have been looking at the smaller ramps that this company do but am a little concerned about the back end of the car grounding if the front wheels are 52cm off the ground.

Anyone have any experience or insights of using high ramps/jacks with the Elan?

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Re: Ramps

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 25.07.2020, 15:57

Monty wrote:I used halfords ramps and made another set of smaller ramps out of timber to get the clearance required.

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Inspired by this, I finally sorted mine out (and a better way then seatbelt webbing to stop the buggers slipping).

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Re: Jacking, stands & wheels off!

Postby Rambo » Sat 25.07.2020, 19:05

What are they Geoff ? Good old fashioned scaffolding boards ?

PS The only other person I can think of inspired by Monty was Dico (the north west's answer to Ant and Dec)
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Re: Jacking, stands & wheels off!

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 25.07.2020, 19:41

Joists from the garage before I extended it… nearly 30 years ago. I knew they'd come in useful one day!
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