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Old 09-24-2011, 09:22 PM
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Best Scissors Jack for Hot Rod?

I am putting one of those small spares in the truck of my 41 "just in case."

Does anyone know of a make and model which would have a hot rod friendly jack to go with the space saver spare? I have one that is meant to lift the car by the rocker flange. I need something I can pad so I can lift by the tubular a-arm or the rear end.

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i would just hit the wrecking yard and start looking
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Buddy of mine has one of these. He's very lazy!!

http://www.amazon.com/Electric-Sciss...6998074&sr=8-1
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I use one out of a Dodge Dakota. My wifes Jeep Liberty would be good to. They both close up tight and have the correct lug wrench.
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Buddy of mine has one of these. He's very lazy!!

http://www.amazon.com/Electric-Sciss...6998074&sr=8-1
Love it! Love it!
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I use one out of a Dodge Dakota. My wifes Jeep Liberty would be good to. They both close up tight and have the correct lug wrench.
Thanks for the tip. I will try to check them out.

Anyone else?
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If you already have one, then drag out the welder and put a new top, possibly cupped, to fit the rear axle or the frame rail. So far I just carry a big can of Fix-A-Flat and a repair kit as my trunk is too small even for those half sized spares - figure I can get home then worry about the correct tire repair or replacement
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I agree w/the "hunt the 'yard" idea. I have a neat low profile foot operated OEM scissor jack but the thing is, it was found laying in a junk yard, not taken from any trunk- so I have no idea what it originally came in.

Anyone remember those rubber "jacks" that used the exhaust to lift the vehicle? Kind of like an oversized air lift bag...
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I agree w/the "hunt the 'yard" idea. I have a neat low profile foot operated OEM scissor jack but the thing is, it was found laying in a junk yard, not taken from any trunk- so I have no idea what it originally came in.

Anyone remember those rubber "jacks" that used the exhaust to lift the vehicle? Kind of like an oversized air lift bag...
I believe those jacks were in full size GM cars..and yeah the exhaust air bag I remember but never used one..

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exhaust bag

I found the exhaust bag in a mercedes. When I finally wanted to use it after a lot of years the rubber had rotted, now it's AAA and the cell phone.
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- figure I can get home then worry about the correct tire repair or replacement
I believe your only option is replacement after using a can of that stuff.
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I believe your only option is replacement after using a can of that stuff.
No, it isn't but most tire repair shops wont do a repair or if they do, wont warrant it to last which is why I said this "correct tire repair or replacement".

Add a battery cover,a stereo, a tool kit and a couple usual odds and ends, I am about out of room for much more then my Fix-a- Flat:

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Cell phone and AAA. I added RV coverage and it covers my dually and inclosed trailer. Also if your car is pretty low in front a couple 2x4's about 18 in long with 45's cut on the ends work nice to get the car up high enough for the roll backs.

Besides that's what is recommended in today's driver's ed classes.
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How about that!! Here's one in Seattle

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/2615896255.html
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If you go to the junk yards find a caddy jack,They seem to be the best built with the heaviest materials....I use them around the shop a lot because they're light but I weld a cheap socket on them and use a impact wrench to raise and lower them,it makes things even quicker and easier also when you need one out in the field Or on the road you can use a ratchet when I wear one out I just go out and get a few more ....but the caddy jacks seem to be the best of them all....very handy...
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