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Re: Decent & affordable aluminum floor jacks? [Re: Bad340fish] #3009550
01/27/22 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Bad340fish
I like that, details?



I had a quick lift I. My shop before that I had to put together and take apart and at almost 66 years old I was struggling to do it by myself. It would give me 20 inches of clearance under the tires. This setup got me around 14 inches so I called him and talked to him. He said he could show me how to get 17 inches so I bought them and sold my Kwk-lift. Man I really like these.


https://myliftstand.com/specifications/


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Re: Decent & affordable aluminum floor jacks? [Re: pittsburghracer] #3010199
01/29/22 10:23 AM
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Those are pretty nice!! I was able to get a couple of untreated rail ties that had been sectioned into 12'-16' chunks, and I usually use these, stacked with double-stacks at each point, under my truck's frames, when I need height and will be working under the vehicle. I started with jack stands, when putting a 4" Skyjacker system on my '93 W150, and the truck was too "wobbly" for my nerves. The chunks, stacked to appropriate height and in tandem at each frame point, were stable, and they are cheap. I think I like your setup better, though.

I've only had HF floor jacks; a 4T iron one and a smaller, Al one, and both have been excellent. The 4T IS a heavy beast, though. I gave it to a young friend who needed one for his family's first home with garage, for his own DYI work.

Re: Decent & affordable aluminum floor jacks? [Re: jcruse64] #3010237
01/29/22 01:03 PM
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many years back i had a model A street rod up on 4 jack stands. As i was standing alongside it (small garage) it began to fall. I was able to hold it bracing myself between the car and workbench. Fortunatle the wife stepped out and got the floor jack under it. I had some deep offset 12" steel rims left over from another project. She said, put the rims under the tires on one end of the car, get rid of 2 or the JS and doing so will stabilize the car as the two tires will act like they are on the ground as they are trapped in the rim. HMM. Great idea and used it for years until I got the lift. Back then you could pick the rims up dirt cheap at swap meets as most people don't want a 12" + wide rim. wink

Re: Decent & affordable aluminum floor jacks? [Re: Brad_Haak] #3010742
01/31/22 09:08 AM
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Buy your aluminum jacks soon.

Monday Wall Street Journal article makes a strong case that
the worldwide price of aluminum is going to go up a lot - more than “average inflation” of other products we are all seeing.

Sample quote

Energy can account for more than half the cost of making aluminum,
which is why traders call the commodity “Congealed Electricity.”

end quote

Re: Decent & affordable aluminum floor jacks? [Re: 360view] #3010990
01/31/22 11:29 PM
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Harbor Freight 3 Ton Low Profile Aluminum Racing Jack
In my toterbox on my trailer tongue

@ https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-aluminum-rapid-pump-racing-floor-jack-64544.html



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