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Unread 04-14-2009, 07:56 PM   #166
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Unread 04-14-2009, 08:29 PM   #167
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Unread 04-15-2009, 05:06 PM   #168
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LJ Hi-Lift interior mount

Hey, just found this thread...i installed my hi-lift inside my LJ along the tub behind the driver's seat. Base is clamped to the roll cage, top of the jack rests between the tub and back of the roll cage where it meets the tub again. No rattles with the isolator handle and its also keeps it from scratching the tub. With the soft top down it's under the arms and only makes the top sit a little crooked.

See my gallery for a pic of it. Dunno how to post pictures yet. Haven't read that thread since become a paying member...
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Unread 06-29-2009, 08:33 PM   #169
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Mounted inside with 2 2.5inch muffler clamps and 3 wing nuts. Total cost was about $6!





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Unread 06-29-2009, 11:03 PM   #170
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I still think I have the best mounting location
Where did you get that mounting bracket from?
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Unread 07-20-2009, 09:51 PM   #171
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that's just my point. if u have to open the hood in an emergency to access an under hood situation-- like a fire-- or some electrical emergency, u can't fully open the hood, and this limitation in my opinion seems to hinder prompt engine bay access. I'd hate for an engine fire to engulf my rig because i could not fully open the hood to extinguish the source. function always wins over form.

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I was thinking it was a dumb place too. It was mounted there by the previous owner. Figured the hood would be heavy or wouldnt open all the way. Heres my review
Pros:
1. Hood opens very easliy and as far or farther than the stock hood prop will allow. It also removes more easily than expected.
2. As far as elements IMO it would be far worse in the rear of the vehicle. Anyone that lives in the snowbelt look at the rear of your car after driving in a good snowstorm..a lot of roadgrime back there in summer after a good rain as well.
3. In a frontal accident which is normally the only high speed accident people are in...the jacks going forward.

Cons:
"Pro #3 is good for me...NOT good for them unfortunately

Not knocking anyones ideas at all as I may move mine (actually because of the "con"...the reason I searched this thread)..but I can understand the reason to mount it there now

Not a great pic but here it is....

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Unread 07-20-2009, 10:59 PM   #172
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I was thinking it was a dumb place too. It was mounted there by the previous owner. Figured the hood would be heavy or wouldnt open all the way. Heres my review
Pros:
1. Hood opens very easliy and as far or farther than the stock hood prop will allow. It also removes more easily than expected.
2. As far as elements IMO it would be far worse in the rear of the vehicle. Anyone that lives in the snowbelt look at the rear of your car after driving in a good snowstorm..a lot of roadgrime back there in summer after a good rain as well.
3. In a frontal accident which is normally the only high speed accident people are in...the jacks going forward.

Cons:
"Pro #3 is good for me...NOT good for them unfortunately

Not knocking anyones ideas at all as I may move mine (actually because of the "con"...the reason I searched this thread)..but I can understand the reason to mount it there now

Not a great pic but here it is....

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I like mine on the hood, mainly because I don't plan on using the Jack, but it's there for peace of mind, should I need it. By being on the hood, it's not taking up space inside, and it's using space that otherwise would be unoccupied if I didn't have a jack. Another con to this, which doesn't really apply to me, is that with the Jack on the hood, you can't fold down the windshield.
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Unread 07-22-2009, 10:09 PM   #173
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HI-Lift budget mount

So here's what i did... it's not on the outside, but it works. I mounted mine on the back portion of my rollbar using 2 exhaust clamps that i painted black. it doesn't move around on me and it's a clean look.. can't get much cheaper than that and come out with a decent look....
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Unread 08-01-2009, 10:20 PM   #174
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made this mount for mine
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Unread 08-09-2009, 12:46 PM   #175
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I love the jack but if it gets a little dirty it can realy screw up! I keep mine inside now.
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Unread 08-28-2009, 06:52 PM   #176
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Unread 09-01-2009, 09:54 AM   #177
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Just finished my hood mount. Used the number stops from the spare tire carrier with bolts through the hood and finished it with a wing nut. I also have room for a shovel or axe. Not worried about weather. Always sunny in Cali. I'll post pics when I get them.
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Unread 09-21-2009, 09:18 AM   #178
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I'm sure Grandman won't mind me posting up a pic of his YJ, but his is mounted on the hood.

The best I have...

thanks for the answer about hood opening.....
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Unread 09-23-2009, 07:41 PM   #179
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I have just completed a very simple and very inexpensive hi-lift jack mount for inside my TJ. I chose an inside mount to keep the jack clean and safe.

Use a 1/2 thread tap to thread the inside of the hole on the back of the rear roll bars (opposite the seatbelt). Purchase two heavy duty u-bolt plates - not the u-bolts, just the plates (I found mine at a farm supply store, they are about 3 1/2" long with two 1/2" holes - I think they are for a tractor suspension). Bend these plates to about a 45-degree angle (I used a vise and pair of vice grips to bend the plates). Use 1/2 bolts, washers and lock washers to mount the plates to the roll bars. Mount the right one so the plate is perpendicular to the rear of the Jeep (the base plate of the jack will attach here). Mount the left one so it is parallel to the rear of the Jeep (the top of the jack runner will attach here). Use 1/2 bolts, washers and wing nuts to secure the jack to these mounts. Mine is rock solid and safely out of the way. I used all grade-8 hardware (overkill). You may need to experiment with the bends and washers to get everything to line up but mine worked perfectly on the first try.
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Unread 09-23-2009, 09:32 PM   #180
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I have just completed a very simple and very inexpensive hi-lift jack mount for inside my TJ. I chose an inside mount to keep the jack clean and safe.

Use a 1/2 thread tap to thread the inside of the hole on the back of the rear roll bars (opposite the seatbelt). Purchase two heavy duty u-bolt plates - not the u-bolts, just the plates (I found mine at a farm supply store, they are about 3 1/2" long with two 1/2" holes - I think they are for a tractor suspension). Bend these plates to about a 45-degree angle (I used a vise and pair of vice grips to bend the plates). Use 1/2 bolts, washers and lock washers to mount the plates to the roll bars. Mount the right one so the plate is perpendicular to the rear of the Jeep (the base plate of the jack will attach here). Mount the left one so it is parallel to the rear of the Jeep (the top of the jack runner will attach here). Use 1/2 bolts, washers and wing nuts to secure the jack to these mounts. Mine is rock solid and safely out of the way. I used all grade-8 hardware (overkill). You may need to experiment with the bends and washers to get everything to line up but mine worked perfectly on the first try.
Post pics if you can....
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