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Infernozx 01-02-2002 08:44 PM

Hi-Lift Jack Mount/Instructions
I wandered onto a web-page about a month ago that had detailed instructions on how to use a hi-lift in a variaty of situations, and also had some ideas for mounting it.
I got my Jack for Christmas and haven't been able to find the page since.
Anyone know where it is?

I know this is fairly simple, but before I go buy some chain/shackes and other gear, I want to make sure I'm getting the right stuff.
(No one likes standing next to a chain with 7000 lbs of tention in it wondering when the humming of the chain is going to stop and the slicing of 1/4" steel and various body parts is going to start.)

yjdave 01-02-2002 09:12 PM

Re: Hi-Lift Jack Mount/Instructions
this might be what you're looking for

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yjdave 01-02-2002 09:32 PM

Re: Hi-Lift Jack Mount/Instructions
heres another one

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Infernozx 01-02-2002 10:08 PM

Re: Hi-Lift Jack Mount/Instructions
That's the one thnx.

It didn't have all the same info I thought it had.

I called up the Local Hardware place and asked about 3/8" High Tensile chain, they said 6,000 lbs.

That's not enough to keep the jack as the weak point is it?
(Jack-All 8000)? It has a 8,000lbs rateing.

They say they have 1/4" that rates over 8000 lbs.

Also, I was thinking about getting 35 feet.
30 for the long end and 5 for anchoring it to another vehicle..
Galvinised chain right? Keep it purdy even after it's spent a winter floating around the back of my tub..

Caver Dave 01-02-2002 10:39 PM

Re: Hi-Lift Jack Mount/Instructions
I saw one last weekend mounted under the hood . I don't remember his name, but he's a member of Southern Jeeps and has a lifted, bright yellow TJ. He had removed the base and fabbed brackets that it slung underneath the radiator supports back near the firewall. He had covered the rods with hose so it wouldn't scuff the paint. It was a pretty good solution as it gets the jack out of the weather, hides it from thieveing punks, & is normally accessible regardless of predicament.

Caver Dave
'72 Commando
(Now "Moss-less" & looking for a name)

NukePooch 01-02-2002 11:27 PM

Re: Hi-Lift Jack Mount/Instructions
Well, according to...

3/8" high-test has a safe working load of 5400 pounds and is $2.65 USD (

3/8 high test, System-7 is 6600 pounds...

Both are "Safe Working Load Limit" which has a 4-1 safety factor built in. I've got the 3/8 System 7 and a JackMate (which is absolutely wonderful) and I'll blow out the pins in the jack before any chain goes...

You can trust me with your life, your safety, and your property, but not too many nights in the same room with you.

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