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Jackstands?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zakk, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    Harbor Freight is out of them, anyone know of some jackstands for a rig? mine don't even come close to the frame rails /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Give Off Road Unlimited a call. They have some they custom make that are adjustable from 22" up to 35". /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

    Shocker is, they cost something like $250 for a pair. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Shocker is, they cost something like $250 for a pair

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    Does that come with a free bottle of KY?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif No.

    Believe me when I say that these jack stands are bad ass!! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Will they cook my breakfast after getting down on their knees and performing the job?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The other way around. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    You will be performing the job after paying them for the stands! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  7. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Another way to go is to get a standard pair (with a high enough weight rating) and weld each one to an old steel wheel. That should get it another 8 inches or so off the ground and give it a big solid base too. Just a thought. I have a pair of 10(?) ton Lincolns that go up to 32" that I got at Pep Boys for about $80. </font color>
     
  8. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I like that Lincoln Jackstands.....LOL
     
  9. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I got mine at the AG supply in Fresno.I got a pair of 6 ton stands for $25.Got AG /forums/images/icons/grin.gif Iv also seen them at Napa too .
     
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    I've been using some el-cheapo made in china stands I got at the local Park 'n Swap for $18 a pair. They aren't the prettiest or smoothest working, but so far they've held up well and support my truck at the frame although I have to pull tires. Maybe a local swapmeet will have something similar? If you get really despirate, I can pick some up next week for ya if you want to cover the shipping (probably around $20).
     
  11. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i don't know where i got them or how much they were but mine are 27" tall. i'm thinking about extending them up to like 32"-36" i think it would be ok to just weld some extre height onto the bottom, just make it beefy as hell.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Northern Tool &amp; Equipt has them, too.
     
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    Just make sure that your stands are very stable! A friend of my fathers was crushed under his hotrod last week when the jack-stands gave out. Apparently, he decided that he would put them on top of cinder blocks to lift them a little higher. Obviously, that wasn't a very good idea! /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    Here is what I did and I can post pics if the description isn't to great.

    Go buy some 2x4's and cut them to 12" long lay 2 like so [ ] then lay three across them and nail them together the opposite way - to make a square to up and down then three across them keep repeating this till you get the height you want and then on the bottom of the stack place 3 24" long for a sturdy base. Then buy a set of stands from out zone and just set them ontop. I love it. I even have a set of tall stands but use the bases and shorter ones more often because they are more sturdy. You do not have to extend them as much when using the base and the feet dig into the 2x4 so they do not slide ;-) If you want pics let me know as this is the best I coudl "type" a discription.
     
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    sounds like what we call 'cribs'
    I used to ship some custom stands that would work I will try and remember who made them
     
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    thats what i do except i use 6x6 blocks a foot long stacked up about 8 high.it is called cribbing.i learned this method from a guy that used to work at a quary.they used it to stabalize the cranes.
     
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    My frame stands are 4 32" long, 28" diameter pine rounds I grabbed from the firewood pile in the backyard /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
    Made by Stihl 044 /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  20. jekbrown

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    i use regular 3 ton jack stands... and put them on top of my ghetto cinder blocks. Not just any old cinder blocks tho... I liquid nailed plywood to the bottom... and filled in the holes in the cinderblocks with concrete. Toss another piece of 3/4" ply on top to disperse the weight of the stand a little bit and you are set. They are even stackable. Only downside is that they weight about 70 lbs each. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif At any rate, I think my shack flip albums on webshots prolly shows me using them... stacked even. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

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