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This is a discussion on Jack Stand adapter within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I will soon have to leave my rex on jack stands for a couple of days and am kinda weary ...

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    Jack Stand adapter

    I will soon have to leave my rex on jack stands for a couple of days and am kinda weary of putting the pinch welds directly on the jack stands. I know i could put the stands parallel on the inside of the pinch welds but i'm also not sure of that. So, would it be worthwhile to make a reinforced pinch weld adapter so the car isn't just resting on the welds.

    Kinda like this


    It would be about 5" long and 2.5" wide. with a 1/2" gap in the middle.
    Made out of 1/4" steel tubing and sheet. It would also be completely welded.
    I have all of this available. so it would be free.
    Would it be necessary though?

    And yes i did search here and other places i was just looking for opinion.
    Last edited by mbrown44; 02-09-2010 at 09:54 AM.
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    The pinch welds are perfectly fine jacking points on these "smaller" vehicles...However what I usually do is put jack stands under the rear pinch welds and the front jack stands under the "frame extenders" or sub-frame or whatever you like to call them...under the vehicle..This is my opinion at least...

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    The jack points are designed to hold the vehicle. There is no need for these.

    Sounds like a fun setup though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post

    Sounds like a fun setup though

    lol. Thanks for the input guys. I may make these just so i have something to do considering i'm pretty much snowed in and bored.
    But that is why i posted, to get other's opinions. Thanks again
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