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Re: Jack stands

Subject: Re: Jack stands
From: "Michael P. Ohleger" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 16:17:34 -0500

Can I relate to that!  I never ever crawl under a vehicle using just a jack OR 
just jack stands.  I like the redundancy of stands and floor jacks.  I had a 
with a 5000lb boat on a trailer - it missed crushing me by 2 inches.  Never 

Michael Ohleger
67 MGB
70 MGB
61 MGA

steven hubschmitt wrote:

> A D wrote:
> "...Otherwise, when using conventional stands, I have adouble redundancy 
>using 3
> floor jacks at various points (on an MGA) -- and I still hate going
> underneath..."
> > Whenever working on a 'framed' vehicle,  I use jack stands under the frame 
> > support.  On unibody cars, I will stack blocks of wood (the ones used as
> > support beams in new construction - app. 4" thick cut to  1-1.5' in length)
> > with a 4" x 4" x 1.5' piece in contact with the outer section of the 
> > for support.
> NEVER do I place any part of my body under a vehicle while just relying on a
> floor jack.
> Steve
> '72 B

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