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      10-23-2011, 05:15 AM   #23
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I'm planning on using it when I jack up my car, not displaying it in the Tate modern

Any pics of it? The only issue with mine is the extra clearance required, I already have to drive the car on the a piece of wood to raise it enough to get the jack under it
Probably this one?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jack-Pad-B...item35b2e3d118
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Here's one I made earlier, literally

To save me crawling under the car can you give us the dimensions you used,I fancy getting my axe out
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To save me crawling under the car can you give us the dimensions you used,I fancy getting my axe out
Approx 5.5cm by 3.5cm by 1.2cm deep

I used cabinet connecting screws to hold it all together, then sprayed it in Volkswagen Orange!
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That does look sweet! I'll bookmark it for the first time I use mine and it snaps in two dropping the car to the ground
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I never even thought about having to use a block lol..I just jacked mine up with trolley jack..guess thats not the correct way to do it so will get something
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thats the one the two black grommets hold it in place to prevent it dropping out
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Approx 5.5cm by 3.5cm by 1.2cm deep

I used cabinet connecting screws to hold it all together, then sprayed it in Volkswagen Orange!
Many thanks

Have you got the RAL number for the orange?
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Ice hockey pucks on order - will give it a go at making one myself
if you have a vice in the garage no problem otherwise I can always knock one up for you and bring it to the xmas dinner
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if you have a vice in the garage no problem otherwise I can always knock one up for you and bring it to the xmas dinner
Cheers mate - I'll see how I get on.

Appreciate the offer
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That's a tidy job ed!
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You cannot even see the blocks unless you climb under the car.

Are you guys polishing the suspension arms too, or is it even more anal than that?

You need help!

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You cannot even see the blocks unless you climb under the car.

Are you guys polishing the suspension arms too, or is it even more anal than that?

You need help!

I jack the car up a lot so that I can pick the stones out of the tyres. Have I got issues?
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I jack the car up a lot so that I can pick the stones out of the tyres. Have I got issues?
LOL - Don't you just lift each corner by hand Ed?
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For all you non DIYers,I've just found this for sale from a reliable uk seller.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sou...XYAMB9l-qLErGA
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For all you non DIYers,I've just found this for sale from a reliable uk seller.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sou...XYAMB9l-qLErGA
This one is OK but not in the same ballpark as Reverse Logic Ltd.
if you drive the best, why buy second best?
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Here's one I made earlier, literally

That looks perfect for the job!

Would you mind letting me have the measuments, so I can make my own?

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See post number 26 for the dimensions. Already on to revision 2! I found the cup of the jack split the wood, so attach a thin piece of mdf under the block to take the strain and avoid the splitting.
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...I found the cup of the jack split the wood, so attach a thin piece of mdf under the block to take the strain and avoid the splitting.
Cupped jack tops are the problem, use a jack with a flat rubber topped pad ( like all garage 4 point lifts have, inc BMW garages) and then the plastic jack points won't get damaged.

Easy.

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