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Unread 11-17-2006, 06:56 AM   #1
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High lift Jack

I got a good deal at a garage sale and picked up a aprox 20 year old very heavy high lift jack for $15 a new coat of paint and now I am ready to mount it. If you have any picks of how and were you mounted yours please post them I would like to see them before I mount mine in a bad spot or mount wrong.

The search was down or I would have used it Thanks.

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Unread 11-17-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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I used Two 2-3/8" chainlink fence tension bands, 2 3 inch bolts, 2 teflon lock nuts, and 2 wing nuts and a few wshers. Bolted the tension bands to the roll bar behind the back seat above the seat belt housing using the teflon lock nuts and then used the wing nuts to hold the jack. I got the idea online somewhere but cant remember where. It looks like this:

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Unread 11-17-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
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I got a good deal at a garage sale and picked up a aprox 20 year old very heavy high lift jack for $15 a new coat of paint and now I am ready to mount it. If you have any picks of how and were you mounted yours please post them I would like to see them before I mount mine in a bad spot or mount wrong.

The search was down or I would have used it Thanks.
Here's how I did mine. Lockable as well.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
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I used Two 2-3/8" chainlink fence tension bands, 2 3 inch bolts, 2 teflon lock nuts, and 2 wing nuts and a few wshers. Bolted the tension bands to the roll bar behind the back seat above the seat belt housing using the teflon lock nuts and then used the wing nuts to hold the jack. I got the idea online somewhere but cant remember where. It looks like this:

http://www.someguysname.com/?p=4
I like how you mounted this because it is locked inside the jeep when the hard top is on but when you remove the hard top and the soft top is on doesn't this inhibbit the space used for the rolled down soft top. What do you do about that?
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Unread 11-17-2006, 12:10 PM   #5
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I like how you mounted this because it is locked inside the jeep when the hard top is on but when you remove the hard top and the soft top is on doesn't this inhibbit the space used for the rolled down soft top. What do you do about that?

it actually looks like he has itmounted close enough to the back of the seat to be out of the way of the softtop. and also looks like the back of the seat is being used as a way to keep it from rattleing like mad. nice setup..

btw is that an unlimited jeep? looks like a lot of room behind the back seat..

edit it is.. read his info on the bottem of the post.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 01:08 PM   #6
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Someone posted this for me earlier this month. I ended up mounting mine to the roll-bar.

http://images.google.com/images?svnu...ack+lift+mount

I made mine a little different but it works great.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 02:36 PM   #7
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mounted on the back of the roll bar. nice and sturdy. if i want to lock it, i can drill through the bolt and put a luggage lock on it.



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Unread 11-17-2006, 03:05 PM   #8
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I like how you mounted this because it is locked inside the jeep when the hard top is on but when you remove the hard top and the soft top is on doesn't this inhibbit the space used for the rolled down soft top. What do you do about that?
Dunno, I've never had the soft top on...I believe that yes it would keep it from going all the way down, but I could move it up some, I just didnt feel like removing my sound pods so that I could open the padding up to get it higher Like Dr Marneaus did. Mainly because I would have to take the hard top off to do it, so I figured I would do it when I switch tops. Some people just mount the bands on the outside of the padding, but I wanted a cleaner look so I will just wait until I change tops and do it then.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 03:11 PM   #9
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Mount it 6 feet under. The high Jack lift WILL kill you, noone has succesfully used one, they only cause pain & anguish - save yourself now. If you dont belive me ask Jerry





















Best pic I got . . .

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Unread 11-17-2006, 03:43 PM   #10
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it actually looks like he has itmounted close enough to the back of the seat to be out of the way of the softtop. and also looks like the back of the seat is being used as a way to keep it from rattleing like mad. nice setup..

btw is that an unlimited jeep? looks like a lot of room behind the back seat..

edit it is.. read his info on the bottem of the post.
LOL I think he was refering to another post. My jack actually does not touch the seat. It is close, but no touchy. The side arms that hold it do shake a little, but not bad. The base of the jack does rattle some on the trail. I intend to remove it and stick some silicon in there to cushion it. Bob
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Unread 11-17-2006, 04:47 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the input it looks like inside is the prefered place I like the idea that it is out of site and can be locked pretty easy.

How many things have you used your high lift for ??? I have seen one used to get grandpa's tractor un stuck.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 05:20 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the input it looks like inside is the prefered place I like the idea that it is out of site and can be locked pretty easy.

How many things have you used your high lift for ??? I have seen one used to get grandpa's tractor un stuck.
My current "new" hilift has only been used so far to raise the Jeep at the bumpers. My "old" jack, which I retired a couple years ago, was used for just about everything. I used it as a winch, a bumper jack, a press, a tree puller, I even bent it almost in 2 jacking up a tractor once. They can be deadly dangerous if you don't know what you are doing with them. I have never had an accident with mine, but I am careful. I used my first jack from 1974 to 1998. I love the hilift, just respect it and it won't hurt you. There are a lot of people with missing teeth due to the handle. Bob
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Unread 11-17-2006, 07:08 PM   #13
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A highlift is very useful and a good tool, but you have to use your brain and operate it correctly. I've used mine to change flat tires on the 'trail', used it to jack the front end up so the winch would pull me over boulders, used it to jack the TJ up to get unstuck in the mud. It only gets used once or twice a year, but when I need it, it is very valuable. I would not go off roading without mine in the Jeep.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 10:22 PM   #14
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Over the years I have used my Hi lift to change tires, break tire beads, pull fence posts, clamp or spread things, get out of ruts, lift small buildings, hook up trailers, remove mangled sheet metal, used it as a winch, used the handle and/or beam for prying plus many other long forgotten uses.

I consider a hi lift to be one of the most versatile and most often abused and misused tools I have ever owned and consider it a must have in an off road vehicle.
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