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Old 07-02-2003, 01:06 PM
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help, jacking up car ....

I need my 84 Z28 to get liek 1.5-2ft off the ground, ive got tons of jack stands and 2 floor jacks. First i did the back first, but it lowered the front to low and i couldnt jack it up, should i go side to side...get both sides on the jackstands then just work back and forth and raise each stand like a notch at a time to get her up? Im dumb, thanks Im doing this outside BTW

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Old 07-02-2003, 03:57 PM
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Whatever you do bro....BE CAREFUL working under a car on stands! I have seen/heard of too many people getting crushed by a fallen car.
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Old 07-02-2003, 05:56 PM
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i finally got it, Thanks for the warning, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy hehe i really do appreciate it though
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next time try jacking up the front and putting a block of wood under each tire then lowering the jack and then restart at the rear.
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Old 07-03-2003, 03:57 AM
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i went to the local lumber yard and bought 2 pcs of 6x6x8 foot rough lumber wich i cut into 1 foot pieces. they are stacked up two one way, two the other.i used these to get my car 2 feet off the ground in order to sand and paint the frame.my buddy used four jack stands while laughing at me . HIS LAUGH DIDNT LAST.within two days he knocked his off the stands. he has since bought some rough 6x6's.once its on them properly, it wont fall off.. mike
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Old 07-03-2003, 08:33 AM
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Mike just offered you some easy, fast, safe advice. I do about the same.
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Old 07-03-2003, 12:06 PM
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They make/sell jackstands for working on a 4X4. I bought two sets and use them most of the time working on my projects instead of car jack stands. I bought used semi ramps and replaced the smaller car ramps with them. I have heard of people having cars or trucks fall on them and didn't want to take a chance of it happening around my garage. My Sons, 22 and 20 were working on a chevy front wheel drive pads and shoes/ a brake job. The boys used a side jack/screw jack and the car fell off on top of the jack nealy pinning the oldes son removing lugnuts. They had seen me use a 5ton hydrolijack to lift one side of a car and thought the screw jack positioned at the door center should raise this small car??? They didn't want to drag the big jack out to the carport, to much work and after all the screw jack came with the car so it should lift it RIGHT???????


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