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Jacking point for the front wheels by Bobnoxious
Started on: 01-11-2008 09:26 PM
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Last post by: Bobnoxious on 01-12-2008 01:31 PM
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Report this Post01-11-2008 09:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BobnoxiousClick Here to Email BobnoxiousSend a Private Message to BobnoxiousDirect Link to This Post
I can figure out how to get the rear wheels off of the ground, but has anyone found a good and easy way to get the a wheel up to say, work on the brakes? With the coolant tubes it is important to be in the right spot. I wouldn't be against making some sort of a "jacking plate" or something to make the job easier (and safer). Anyone care to share any experiences? Thanks. Bob
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Report this Post01-11-2008 09:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Richjk21Send a Private Message to Richjk21Direct Link to This Post
Welcome!!

At the top of the (every) page is a link to Ogres cave, follow the link and check out the "Jack Safe" section


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Report this Post01-11-2008 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BIGG_SEXXYClick Here to visit BIGG_SEXXY's HomePageSend a Private Message to BIGG_SEXXYDirect Link to This Post
Well It would be hard to explain, but tomorrow when theirs light out I will be sure to take pix and post em here...

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Report this Post01-11-2008 09:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DodgerunnerClick Here to visit Dodgerunner's HomePageClick Here to Email DodgerunnerSend a Private Message to DodgerunnerDirect Link to This Post
In lu of a pic, if I want both off the ground I lift in the middle of the engine cradle right below the muffler.
If just one side I lift on the cradle where the swing arm connects to the cradle.
You can basically lift anywhere on the cradle as it is strong enough to lift the car. I stay off the body itself.

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Report this Post01-11-2008 09:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pswayneClick Here to Email pswayneSend a Private Message to pswayneDirect Link to This Post
Put a jack under the control arm (84-87) or rear link bar (88).
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Report this Post01-11-2008 10:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DodgerunnerClick Here to visit Dodgerunner's HomePageClick Here to Email DodgerunnerSend a Private Message to DodgerunnerDirect Link to This Post
Sorry misread which end you wanted.

Ya the front you can lift on the cross memeber between the wheels to lift the complete front or under the control arms for each side.


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Report this Post01-11-2008 10:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for falcon_caClick Here to Email falcon_caSend a Private Message to falcon_caDirect Link to This Post
look a this from Ogre Cave

http://picasaweb.google.fr/...#5154422394548842562

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Report this Post01-12-2008 12:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LT188GTClick Here to Email LT188GTSend a Private Message to LT188GTDirect Link to This Post
The plate directly in between the two coolant pipes is the front jacking point. Hope this helps.


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I use the flat piece right infront of the cradle mount and it lifts both side tires off the ground. I have actually gotten both fronts and one rear off the ground doing this.

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Report this Post01-12-2008 12:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for atjxlSend a Private Message to atjxlDirect Link to This Post
I just want to be sure about this because I really don't want to crush the coolant tubes. So please indulge the following questions.
Is the bracket (pointed to in the pix) running over those tubes an OK front jacking point? Will the bracket really handle the weight of the whole front end up?



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Report this Post01-12-2008 12:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LT188GTClick Here to Email LT188GTSend a Private Message to LT188GTDirect Link to This Post
I have been jacking at that point for the 14 years that I have owned the car. And for 10 years on my other Fiero.
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Report this Post01-12-2008 11:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GordoSend a Private Message to GordoDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by LT188GT:

I have been jacking at that point for the 14 years that I have owned the car. And for 10 years on my other Fiero.


He is correct, this is where I jack my 88 front end. The 84-87's are different but you can still jack them from the center of the front cross member. A Fiero front end is pretty light weight.
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Report this Post01-12-2008 01:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BobnoxiousClick Here to Email BobnoxiousSend a Private Message to BobnoxiousDirect Link to This Post
Thank you all for the input. I am new to the Fiero crowd and have already found this forum to be a great asset. I have an '87 GT that I am using as a track day car. Ogre's cave is a great "place".
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