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    Hydraulic Jack Stands.

    Having hit my head several times while shooting around on the creeper i decided to make some elevating jack stands to give me extra clearance without compromising stability of the car. This is what i came up with using angle iron and some 1 tonne bottle jacke.Hydraulic  Jack Stands.-photo014.jpgHydraulic  Jack Stands.-photo015.jpg
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    Haven't seen this before but it's a novel idea. I can't count the number of times I've had to readjust jackstands - and pumping the jack - to get more working clearance. With a rig like this, considerable time and frustration can be avoided.

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    Just a point of safety, the stands should be nearer the springs. Plus axle tubes will bend with stands positioned like that.
    otherwise, great idea.

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    I like the hydraulic jack idea. for gaining extra clearance when needed once elevated always use the lynch pins to rest the load on never rely on the hydraulics of a jack.
    While I prefer to position jack stands as far apart as possible for stability concerns,there are times when positioning them closer together is necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    I like the hydraulic jack idea. for gaining extra clearance when needed once elevated always use the lynch pins to rest the load on never rely on the hydraulics of a jack.
    While I prefer to position jack stands as far apart as possible for stability concerns,there are times when positioning them closer together is necessary.
    I second the lynch pin use. I`ve repaired enough failed hydraulic jacks and systems to know never to trust seals alone.


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