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Unread 08-27-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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A colleague in my four-wheeling Club made this trail jack base from a brake rotor for me---I really like it!

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Unread 08-28-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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Sweet man, I'd have never thought to repurpose it that way.
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Unread 08-28-2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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I made a base for my buddy's hi-lift out of some plate steel and a couple gussets. Same concept as yours, but it took more work.

If hi-lifts had a wider footprint, they wouldn't be as dangerous.
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Unread 08-29-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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Here's a pic of the off road base I made for my hi-lift. And a top clamp too.

5.2, 46RH, D30>760x, D35, 249>231, 15x8, 31”BFG, lifted, skidded, guarded, racked, lighted.
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Unread 09-08-2012, 08:22 PM   #5
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i was recently at a junkyard looking for parts and my mind recalled this thread and the brake rotor base. my only thing that held me back was the weight! I know...youve already got thousand pounds on the wheels whats another 20? As someone who loads up the tub with gear to go shooting or hunting the homebrew wood base suits my fancy a bit more.. any other one off ideas for a lightweight base?
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Unread 09-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #6
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whats another 20?
Agreed. I suspect that mine weighs in at ~11 lbs.. I'm thinking though that there are other, even lighter-weight, brake rotors in the junk yards though. For the price, possibly free, and footprint and the strength---I'm very happy with mine. Wood---a board or plywood assembly, would probably suit your needs well though.

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