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Where to mount 60" hi-lift??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    I dont have a roll cage (yet) so I cant attach it to that, what are some ways yall have them mounted??? Right know it is just laying right behind my front seaqts but it bounces around and gets in the way.
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    When I build a bumper for the Jimmy, it will mount infront of the winch /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    Do you have rear seats? If not the original 1/2" seat mount bolts work great. The 60" jack is akward to fit to say the least. It is well worth having but you probably already knew that.
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    I don't have a pic anymore, but I mounted mine to the inside of the back of my K5. I mounted it to the top of the inside of the bed. I driled holes in the bed rail. It worked perfect. It's out of the way, and easy to get to. I also bought some foam pipe insulation to pad the end up by the back seat. Sorry I don't have a pic. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Rick
     
  5. 85mudblazin

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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    no rear seats, yea the 60" is a big sucker, I wish I could stand it up in there but it is just to big.
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    In my burb, I actually put mine under the 2nd row seat from back drivers side to to back pass side door /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. txfiremank5

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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    Get that fawkin thing outta the cab if it aint strapped/bolted down!

    I made a run (FD) where a guy driving a K5 (no less) went off the road and slightly jumped it and nosed into the other bank of the ditch... the K5 stayed on all fours and was otherwise in ok shape..

    He was dead, and had a freaking channel goudged out of the top of his head... and the windshield was smashed out...

    we found a Hi-Lift laying about 10 yards in front of the K5 in the weeds.. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif


    True story

    Strap it down, or get it out! /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
  8. k5freak44

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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    cram it up your ass /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    I hear that's were you like... you little woman, you. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    And that is a true story
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

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    cram it up your ass /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    Thats only something you would do.

    Anyways, I dont think it wouldfly around alot unless I roll or something, I am going to mount it some way or another just havent found the right spot.
    I dont really want to mount it outside since it would get stollen in the neighborhood that I live in plus it would get messed up more from the elements.
    I am thinking about fabbing up some mounts that go on the bedside and just use some wingnuts to hold it on.
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

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    I am thinking about fabbing up some mounts that go on the bedside and just use some wingnuts to hold it on.


    [/ QUOTE ]

    That's basically what I did. I just said it in more words.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Rick
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    I know what you mean 85.. but this guy didn't roll either. I assumed that when he left the road he sort of jumped it off the first embankment, and that it probably sent the jack airborn and it just sort of hung there a moment..and the the Blazer came to a sudden stop, and the jack kept going ...

    I'll say this.. anyone who saw it (that dudes mellon, and what that Hi-Lift did to it) would never think about leaving something that heavy in the cab with you. We even had a habit of keeping some of our forcible entry tools in the cab of the fire engine, after that we chose to stick 'em back in the compartments.

    I get er bolted down if I were you. Even in a regular wreck that thing could slid forward and snag on something and go end over end... and if your in the way, it aint going to say excuse me as it smacks you tushy on the way out.. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    But, what the hell.... I don't care what people do... it ensures I'll always have a job, scrapping up thier parts...

    Hell, leave it loose, and take your chances... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    BTW, if you still have the orig spare tire mount, it could be used somehow. I was thinking of mod'n mine and using it... then adding another bracket or 2 further up the bedrail for the end of the jack to mount there.
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    yea I agree completely with you that it should be mounted down hints why I want to fab up a MOUNT /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Ill look at it more tomorrow and see what I can come up with.
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    Here's what I did with mine Highlift/mount your stuff
    It works good and I can still use my back seat even if I never do.
    BTW, everything in my truck is bolted or tied down so I don't wear any of it. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

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    Here's what I did with mine Highlift/mount your stuff
    It works good and I can still use my back seat even if I never do.
    BTW, everything in my truck is bolted or tied down so I don't wear any of it. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    Yea that would be the best if you were to keep it inside (besides your ass). I think this is something that you NEED to mount because my sparetire flips around like crazy when i go wheeling. It almost broke my back window.
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

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    Here's what I did with mine Highlift/mount your stuff
    It works good and I can still use my back seat even if I never do.
    BTW, everything in my truck is bolted or tied down so I don't wear any of it. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    How exactley did you mount it to the bed side??I see the 2 mounting spots with the wing nuts but how did you fab up where you bolted it to??
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    On my brothers K5, he monuted the 60" on its side on top of the passenger side wheel well. He just used some wing nuts through the wheel well and the holes in the hi-lift to secure it. He also puts a towel under it so it doesnt make any noise when the road gets bumpy, which is all the time in a lifted truck.
    -Harrison
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    Hijack on

    Has anybody ever cut a high lift down to be used under the axle rather than on the whatever you normally hook it on? I thought about it but no real advantage in my situation anymore so the idea was scrapped.

    Hijack off
     
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    Re: Where to mount 60\" hi-lift??

    what is high jackoff supposed to mean?
     

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