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Old 05-01-2004, 12:44 AM
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Jackstands/Protectors

Just wondering what everybody uses to put between jackstands and the car? To protect the frame from getting dents/scratches in it. I was using a 2x4 or a small piece of plywood, but I've split so much, it scares me to get under the car knowing the wood could split at anytime. A friend of mine had a two 4x8's about 6 inches long, one under each stand and they both split in half and droped the car onto the stands. He was leaning over the side at the time, scared the hell out of him. Although cool to watch, wasnt to good at all.
Although he was around 17 at the time... so its been a while since that happened.

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You probably run a better risk of denting or scratching the frame with the wood in there than without... If the wood splits, best case scenario it catches the stands, worst case it falls and the stands catch something that isn't the frame. I have never really worried about the jack stands damaging the frame, but I am not winning shows on my undercarriage either. If you are that worried, what about coating the end of the jack stand in some sort of rubber, similar to the stuff they usually have around drill bits and machine cutters when they are sold?
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I just throw an old piece of towel over mine to prevent scratching the paint and place them at very solid points on the chassis.
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An old sock slides right over the top.
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I had an old mud flap off of a big truck about 1/4 thick, I cut pieces to fit the saddle of the jack stands and the floor jacks, and used some 1/8th counter sunk flat head bolts to attach them permanently, they don't slip as bad and don't scratch.

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Wasnt really 'worried' just more or less curious.
..also dont like watching rust form where I had my stand last.
Alot of good ideas though, personally I like the rubber over them...
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My frames are not that nice that I have to worry about such things.......................................
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Permatex sell a tool dip, liquid rubber coating.
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I cut up an old tire and but them on the stands.
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