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Postby Doug » Sun 29.04.2007, 16:53

:shock: :shock: :shock: thought of this thread when I saw this :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby bobface » Sun 29.04.2007, 21:25

haha. Once it's up, where do i put the axle stands? Are there some special axle stand points on the front?

Also, is it safe to jack both fronts up, or should i just jack and stand the left side, then let it down and do the other?
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Postby Ekapol » Mon 30.04.2007, 07:31

Ha.. Doug. That is just classic :-D
At least he has the safety rock!! And the whole car is on 2 pointy tips. OMG

Bobface: That's how I do it. Jack one side, then put the stand there. Then jack another side, then put the 2nd stand.

Don't work on the car on a slope parking space. The weight on the car is too much front heavy and the handbrake is simply :smt091
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Postby bobface » Mon 30.04.2007, 08:47

Okay, but where abouts should the axle stand be placed? (under the car does not count!). Are there separate axle stand points?
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Postby paulrwebster » Mon 30.04.2007, 17:32

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Postby Specky » Mon 30.04.2007, 21:52

Hope this Helps

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Postby Ekapol » Tue 01.05.2007, 04:49

Few more pics HERE!

Scroll further down 2/3 of the page :-D

You'll see a bit of my old jack too.
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Postby BFG in the BRG » Fri 27.03.2009, 23:22

Hi I know this is a very old thread - but I saw this - boy would I like one on the Holden.co.uk website - transportable car lift - 2500kg capacity.

http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?sg=3&pgCode=025&sgName=Maintenance&pgName=Lifts%2FJacks%2FAxle+Stands&agCode=1520&agName=Car+Lifts&pCode=097.800
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Postby Monty » Wed 12.08.2009, 11:42

Benmac mentioned that he uses a ice hockey Puck to use on the jacking point when useing a trolley jack, so i did a search on ebay and came up with this Rubber Trolley Jack Pad which is 3" diameter and 1" deep. Anyways i recieved it today but i`m sure it is an ice hockey Puck as it has "made in Czech Republic OFFICAL" stamp around the edge with couple of small symbols, which can be found on ebay cheaper :roll: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trks ... w=ice+puck
I`ve drilled a 20mm hole in the center and had to chamfered one edge as it was just touching the Tub, or you could drill the hole off center.

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Postby dapinky » Wed 12.08.2009, 14:11

Good call, Monty :smt023

I've just ordered a pack of 5 for a tenner (free postage).
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Postby BFG in the BRG » Sun 06.09.2009, 10:55

:goodposting:

Brilliant idea,

I've given up trying to use the scissor jack - I've used it so many times it's starting to seize up - dunno why - I'll have to get a replacement sometime :roll: .

I used the socket in the middle of my trolley jack for the last 18 months but have always been a little concerned - not so much the car falling off the jack, but the car partially slipping and damaging the bodywork - got some Ice Hockey pucks from Fleabay for around £7 for 3.

BTW the pucks say "trolley jack pad" on the side - is this usual? :mrgreen:
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Postby Monty » Sun 06.09.2009, 12:16

BFG in the BRG wrote::goodposting:

Brilliant idea,

I've given up trying to use the scissor jack - I've used it so many times it's starting to seize up - dunno why - I'll have to get a replacement sometime :roll: .

I used the socket in the middle of my trolley jack for the last 18 months but have always been a little concerned - not so much the car falling off the jack, but the car partially slipping and damaging the bodywork - got some Ice Hockey pucks from Fleabay for around £7 for 3.

BTW the pucks say "trolley jack pad" on the side - is this usual? :mrgreen:


Yeah my scissor jack has got more difficult to use (& it`s my 2nd one) it doesn`t help with my drive being on a slight slope :roll: and using a socket for me on my drive is to dangerous.

The other thing with using the Puck is that you can use most types off scissor jack as you no longer need the hole for locating :wink:

BTW, the 2 pucks i`ve got don`t say "trolley jack pad" there defo Ice hockey pads 3" X 1"
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Postby dapinky » Sun 06.09.2009, 12:21

I bought 5 ice hockey pucks for a tenner (£2 each)............


.......And, being a good entrepreneur.........




....I now find myself in possession of 3 Trolley Jack pads which i don't need.........



.......£5 each :lol:
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Re: Jack

Postby rip » Sun 06.09.2009, 15:41

dapinky wrote:.......£5 each :lol:

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Re: Jack

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 08.09.2009, 22:43

dapinky wrote:....I now find myself in possession of 3 Trolley Jack pads which i don't need.........

I was going to take one off your hands ('cause the bit of plywood with a hole in it eventually dislodged itself and fell off the jacking point) but you can puck off at that price! :smt098
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Postby dapinky » Wed 09.09.2009, 07:38

It looks like there are now only 2 of these desirable items left in stock - perhaps I should put the price up :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 09.09.2009, 07:42

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Re: Jack

Postby BFG in the BRG » Thu 10.09.2009, 19:57

I bought 5 ice hockey pucks for a tenner (£2 each)............
.......And, being a good entrepreneur.........
....I now find myself in possession of 3 Trolley Jack pads which i don't need.........



5-1=4 :!:

What are you going to do with 2 Pucks Mr Pink?

Surely you only need one :smt104

in which case I also have 2 (or 1 - depending on what the pale red one says) :-D
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Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 10.09.2009, 20:23

BFG in the BRG wrote:pale red

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Re: Jack

Postby dapinky » Thu 10.09.2009, 20:57

BFG in the BRG wrote:What are you going to do with 2 Pucks Mr Pink?

Surely you only need one :smt104



Well, as you'll all be expecting some cheap jibe based on unfunny puns and rhyme......

....I'll have to disappoint on this occasion... :D

Anyway, the answer being any one of the following (or a combination of many)....

1) I have 2 cars, so will keep one in each
2) If i need to lift the car, I sometimes use 2 jacks (one each side)
3) If it goes on a 4-post lift and i need to jack up the front, i need 2 pads.
4) I'll probably loose one somewhere along the line
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