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Unread 03-07-2012, 07:19 AM   #346
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OK everyone is dogging everyone's elses setup, so I will post this so they have something new to talk crap about.
Your tires suck.

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Unread 03-07-2012, 11:28 AM   #347
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Your tires suck.
Why Yes they DO!!!!!
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Unread 03-07-2012, 12:13 PM   #348
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we're not dogging, just joshing and we're all always on the lookout for new and better ideas, hence popularity of these forums. IMO the overriding issue with jack mounting is
1--its securely mounted with out interfering with any vehicle/door/hood/tailgate operation or affects approach/departure angles;
2--is readily accessible, and
3--the climbing pins/moving parts are well lubricated and protected (cover?) from the elements so the jack works when you need it, not have a rusted, frozen-up mechanism. Who wants to hunt up WD40 to make the jack work when you need it NOW? I use an old leg gater from my cross country skiing days-- water proof and secured w/ velcro. Works perfect. The jack boot from hi-lift is nice, but it harbors moisture.

Everything else is cosmetic and up to an individual driver's preference.

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Unread 03-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #349
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Unread 03-07-2012, 02:29 PM   #350
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waterproof covers are a mistake unless you can ensure that they're completely sealed. once some moisture gets inside the waterproof cover, it'll sit there, vaporize (in heat) or slosh around and rust the crap out of your jack. you want something that'll repel rain, but won't hold moisture in when in an otherwise dry environment. Allowing the jack to dry off after getting wet is the key to keeping it in good working order. You can be proactive and put the cover on in a wet environment, then remove it when things dry up. or you can keep it exposed, which is less work, and simply keep up maintenance by shooting it with some WD40 after a rainstorm. It won't rust just from getting wet. It'll rust from getting wet and STAYING wet.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #351
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agreed for sure. Maybe 'water resistant' is a better way to say it. I wrap the gater over the vitals with the velcro partially closed along the underside. Thus its self draining and naturally, there is no substitute for regular maintenance.

Who knew we can be on 20 + pages just how to mount a jack? LOL

So to add flavor? Who also carries a bottle jack? Whether hydraulic or mechanical, they are priceless and easily stow away. Hi lifts are not the be all for lifting, etc.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 08:54 PM   #352
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A bottle jack would be a good call, I had to strap my axle to the frame to use the high lift and get the tire off the ground once. Bottle jack would have been nice.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #353
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i welded an axle spring perch to a small ring of pipe that sips over the end of the bottle jack this way when it is used to lift the axle, it fits snugly and won't slide off. i also ground down a bolt head so its a 'T' shape to fit in the slot for the mechanical bottle jack. This way rather than the hand crank, i just use the cordless impace with the bolt in the chuck. insert into the jack and squeeze the trigger. will easily life the tire off the ground.
hit up a junk yard for a late model ford style OEM bottle jack. You can even get the mounting cradle for it as a set. Mine is hard mounted under the drivers seat.

try it.
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Unread 03-24-2012, 06:18 PM   #354
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i welded an axle spring perch to a small ring of pipe that sips over the end of the bottle jack this way when it is used to lift the axle, it fits snugly and won't slide off. i also ground down a bolt head so its a 'T' shape to fit in the slot for the mechanical bottle jack. This way rather than the hand crank, i just use the cordless impace with the bolt in the chuck. insert into the jack and squeeze the trigger. will easily life the tire off the ground.
hit up a junk yard for a late model ford style OEM bottle jack. You can even get the mounting cradle for it as a set. Mine is hard mounted under the drivers seat.

try it.
I am sorry I can not picture what you are trying to say. May you please post a picture so that I can understand what you are describing. Thank you, and I hope to see your picture soon.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #355
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Try adding a Bumper Reinforcement with a pillow block like-flat on bumper side w/ Rectangular tube heavy wall with clip-on caps using military lid clamps. a rubber inner tube section for a gasket will aid in keeping water out and will keep the lift nearly bone dry.
Place welded sections of square U steel welded on under the bumper for keeping the lift from skating sidewise. Under the sides too if needed.
Have a hi-Lift skid out when fixing a flat or tire chains makes this a Fast and Righteous cure.
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Unread 04-09-2012, 05:00 AM   #356
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I use a Toad-Hop one piece hood mount. Very solid. I keep the Jack working with a cavity protection spray from Wurth. It is a wax based product that lubricates well and water and elements just bead up and roll off. I've been using this stuff for years on latching mechanisms on motorcycle luggage with never a rust or crud build up problem.
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Unread 04-09-2012, 07:02 AM   #357
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well my Jack saved my grill and condensor, some ******* on a job site backed into my Jeep with boards sticking out of the bed of his truck....Bent my home made bracket, nothing else damaged.....
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Unread 04-09-2012, 08:30 AM   #358
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I'd like to mount my jack inside, but does any of what you guys have done interfere with the soft top? I'd like not to rub holes in the top
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Unread 04-09-2012, 10:47 AM   #359
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I'd like to mount my jack inside, but does any of what you guys have done interfere with the soft top? I'd like not to rub holes in the top
Mine does not interfere with the soft top. I have to tuck it into place, but that's all. I like how my mounts are under the padding so it looks cleaner.
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Unread 04-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #360
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Home made mount that works for my uses...
What better way to shout to the world, "Look out, malls of America!"
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