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Where to get high lift jack stands?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CK5, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    :crazy: At least they are only a discounted price of $199:crazy:

    Make some:D Built not bought:D
     
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    K5-newf 1/2 ton status

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    u could try buying a set of small cheap ones and wled them up so there are bigger but im not sure how safe that would be



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    "keep on truckin"
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    If need 4' probably be cheapest to make them. If you can get away w/ 3' Northern & Harbor Freight have them for $75. I got mine from HF.
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    that for just one stand?

    i never saw a quantity.
     
  6. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    "Sold only in pairs".

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  7. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    I have a pair of the Harbor freight 12 ton stands. 69.99
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I bet those are the three footers I was talking about.

    I measured mine and they are not as tall as I thought, only 2 1/2 feet, sorry.
     
  9. 55Willy

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    there was a guy in springfield oregon making em and selling them, my friend got a set at the portland swap meet. I'll see if she has his card. he makes em in any heigth.
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    welding supply shops cary those types of stands.
     
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    I'll also vote for making them. If weight isnt an issue, make a wheel pyramid. Start with a 16.5 on bottom, put a 16 on it, put a 15 on it, put a 14 on it, and top it off with a 14 bolt drum (dually if you want some extra height). If you're really worried about safety, weld them all together. I use this setup in the yard at my shop all the time, and its perfectly steady.
     
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    I made my own about that size for under $50 bones
     
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    too tippy!!..

    I'd avoid using jack stands that are over 2' high..they get too tippy,and are a danger to work with..we used rims stacked as Afroman suggested at the junkyard to support vehicles we were torching the axles out of,etc..even in dirt of mud they are steady..

    I made 2 "sawhorses" out of 3" channel iron about 2' high,that can support anything I can fit them under..only bummer is they are "fixed height",not adjustible..I've seen other ones with adjustible legs made from those pipe "lolly colums" they sell that have holes in the telescoping pipes that worked well..the sawhorse style is much sturdier and safer than any jack stand..

    We used 55 gallon drums filled with water to support a 4x6 wooden beam, that held the body up when we changed cabs or tubs,and removed car bodies to fix rusted chassis with good results too..:crazy:
     
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    Here is my home made solution to getting my lifted truck in the air. I took some 6x6 boards, and cut them into 20" lengths. Then I criss-crossed them three wide, and screwed them down with nine #8 3-1/2" wood screws. The two jacks pictured are at 3-Feet.

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    :haha: :haha: :haha:
     

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