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Where to place jack stands when dropping cradle? by MooCow
Started on: 12-20-2003 11:22 PM
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Report this Post12-20-2003 11:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MooCowClick Here to Email MooCowSend a Private Message to MooCowDirect Link to This Post
Where do I place a jack stand at on my car when removing the cradle? I have looked in the search and can't find it. Anyone have good threads on this with pictures? I tried looking in my Haynes manual and its no good. I am hoping to have the engine out tomorrow, so I can start cleaning everything, and adding things to it.

Thanks Ken

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Report this Post12-21-2003 12:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierov8Click Here to visit fierov8's HomePageClick Here to Email fierov8Send a Private Message to fierov8Direct Link to This Post
Ken,

Hope this helps -- locate the points on the chassis where the front of the cradle mounts. About 2-3 inches towards the front of the car, and 1-2 inches to the outside of the car. You'll find a space that was just made to place a jackstand

Hope this helps -- it's late and if you need more help in the daylight tomorrow, I'll be glad to help with pictures! Just email me at orphancars@direcway.com ....

-jeff d
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198? Fiero GT/V8 "Temporarily on jackstands, cradle out!"

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Report this Post12-21-2003 04:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for opm2000Click Here to visit opm2000's HomePageClick Here to Email opm2000Send a Private Message to opm2000Direct Link to This Post
Of course most people would put a stout 4X4 under the car, in that location, with the jackstands actually touching the 4X4, not the car frame. If the 4X4 is at least as wide as the car, and you have two floor jacks, it is real easy to raise & lower the car, and to block it up for extended periods. If you only use one floor jack, it takes longer to raise & lower, but same result.
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Report this Post12-21-2003 09:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierov8Click Here to visit fierov8's HomePageClick Here to Email fierov8Send a Private Message to fierov8Direct Link to This Post
The jackstands can touch the frame at that point -- the car has been on and off the stands in that area and there is no damage to the frame..............

Personally, I tried to use a 4x4 to lift the car --- way too flimsy, IMHO. I glued and bolted two 2 x 6's together and I can lift the body off the cradle with one jack with the beam under the reinforcing plates for the rollbar.

ymmv, etc.

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Report this Post12-21-2003 09:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for bushrootClick Here to Email bushrootSend a Private Message to bushrootDirect Link to This Post
Ken, if you want to come over and see where they go you can. Mine is up in the air right now.
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Report this Post12-21-2003 10:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MooCowClick Here to Email MooCowSend a Private Message to MooCowDirect Link to This Post
Hey Chris long time no chat. I have been emailing you and PM you for about 2 weeks now with no reply. Please PM your address and I may come over later on today for a break, and see how far you are.
Thanks everyone for the tips. I now know where to place the jack stands at.

Thanks Ken

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Report this Post12-21-2003 05:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PBJClick Here to Email PBJSend a Private Message to PBJDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by avengador1:

Try this http://www.fiero.nl/uploads/imgs2003/lift_points_1.jpg

taken from this link, I support the rear of the car marked in blue. About the wood between the jack stands and the frame, it sounds like a good idea to protect the frame from any slight damage but must not make the whole thing unstable if used (which it can possibly). I do not use the wood, some do.

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Report this Post12-21-2003 07:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for avengador1Click Here to Email avengador1Send a Private Message to avengador1Direct Link to This Post
That's exactly where I placed the jackstands when I did my engine, just ahead of where the craddle pivots. Make sure you chok the front wheels so that the car won't roll.
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Report this Post12-22-2003 09:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CarrollesClick Here to Email CarrollesSend a Private Message to CarrollesDirect Link to This Post
Be careful that the nose doesn't scrape the ground when you get the rear end up high enough to slide the cradle out. I put the front up on stands first so that the tires were about 6 inches off the ground. I also placed the battery in the spare tire opening to give some ballast up front. With the jack stands in the mount points just in front of the cradle bolts the car will tend to teater on the stands if you don't put some extra ballast up front.
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Report this Post12-22-2003 04:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for iluvmacsClick Here to visit iluvmacs's HomePageClick Here to Email iluvmacsSend a Private Message to iluvmacsDirect Link to This Post
also, put the tires on the hood of the car so that it won't tip backwards. I had a problem with the car tipping before the cradle was actually out.

My front tires went flat too because of the angle I had the car jacked at. I don't really know what to do about that.

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