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Another use for a HighLift/Farmjack - Think its safe, I dont! (pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigburban383, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. bigburban383

    bigburban383 1/2 ton status

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    I was extremely desperate for a engine stand. My 305 was collecting dust and I really needed the stand. With no money, a farmjack, scrap metal, chain, exhaust clamps, and a welder I built this /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    Yeah, see my other bracket half welded on the ibeam, I cant weld upsidown so I screwed it. The new bracket is neat because I can remove it.
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    Thats the back seat of my burby, just encase it wants to sit down
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  2. Seventy4Blazer

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    Here is your sign.....
    if you dont think its safe why the hell did you do it? set the motor on a tire and call it good.
    or use the scrap you have laying around to make a stand.
    Grant
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Here is your sign.....
    if you dont think its safe why the hell did you do it? set the motor on a tire and call it good.
    or use the scrap you have laying around to make a stand.
    Grant

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    I agree, although who cares if its safe if you don't get under it?
     
  4. Waxer

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Here is your sign.....
    if you dont think its safe why the hell did you do it? set the motor on a tire and call it good.
    or use the scrap you have laying around to make a stand.
    Grant

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    I agree, although who cares if its safe if you don't get under it?

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    Because a kid could be near it when it falls, or a family pet, or anyone else innocent. Or it could cause damage to something else other than the engine itself.

    No reason I see to suspend an engine like that when it's perfectly fine and much more safe to be sat on a pallet, or tire, or anything else. Hell, you can even sit it on the ground and it'll be fine.
     
  5. bigburban383

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    The only people around the engine will be me and my bro and i already warned him. If it falls it will land on the chair. I cant exactly lower it until I get the stand back. I think its a lot safer then the yuppie using his cars oem jack while trying to change his oil /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. boggerless

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    just to be safe suspend youself while working on it. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  7. HarryH3

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    GM ships engines around sitting on "stands" made from 2x6 or 2x8 lumber frames standing on edge. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  8. K1Orion

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    If you don't already have one, go buy a $20 come-a-long ( a miniature Power Puller)from Home Depot or Walmart. They are good for a million uses around the shop and can even be used as a poor man's winch. It will allow you to hang stuff from your "I" beam in the garage and lower it to the floor a lot more safely.

    I pulled my first motor with a come-a-long hanging from the rafters in my parents garage, stretched fence with it this summer when I fenced in my backyard to keep out the neighbors mutant kids, and I used the same come-a-long yesterday to pull a dead blazer onto a trailer. They are cheap and very useful.

    Set up a camera in the garage so if/when that thing falls we can see it bounce off the seat and squash whatever it lands on like a beer can. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    thats a nice seat, hope engine doesnt fall.. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  10. Beast388

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    Here is your sign.....


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    The Hi-lift is designed to lift things like that, But I wouldn't leave it like that for long..... We've used 2x4 doulbed up side mounted to make engine stands before make it wide enough for the oilpan bolts to sit on the stand. Hope you get a stand soon.... Would suck if your engine and seat both get messed up......
     
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    Set up a camera in the garage so if/when that thing falls we can see it bounce off the seat and squash whatever it lands on like a beer can.


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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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