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    Floor jack pad and cup storage; onboard!

    Like many I use a floor jack, occasional other than strictly automotive projects too. On recent surprisingly good HF dual piston lift, the additional spreader was purchased. That means the normal 'cup' [more commonly known as a 'saddle'], pivot screw and small jack pad have nowhere to live. In my situation, that means lost or not handy when needed. Here's my solution.
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    The small block is tapped 24mm x 1.5 to receive the pivot screw, fastened to sheet metal jack linkage cover with flat heads. The countersink is quite large and extends into the block.
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    With cover plate remounted, the saddle is retained by corresponding pivot screw, hence the pad sits within cup portion of the saddle.
    The pivot is broached for 10mm hex key, I haven't devised a satisfactory retainer yet, not wishing it magnetic.
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    The offset from center clears jack handle when upright; without obstructing motion of lifting arm up or down.
    Last edited by Toolmaker51; 09-01-2019 at 10:01 PM. Reason: visuals! lets see 5 pix x 10,000 words = a whole lotta typin'
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