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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2002, 04:13 PM
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Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

I've got my Hi-lift "mounted" inside the cab, sliding around the back fender wells of my '88 YJ. What are your custom mods for mounting yours? I will also accept any commnets or advice as to where a better place to mount mine would be,(not the front bumper). It's the next size up from the 48". 54"? From rollbar to roll bar anyways.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2002, 04:26 PM
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Re: Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

I have mine bolted down from fender to fender, I think like yours.. I like it there, it is easy to access. I am thing about mounting it to the roll bar up out of the way, but that is one of the last projects I have planned.

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Re: Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

What are you using to mount it? I bought the mounting kit for mine but to put it on the front means to add more weight, and I already have a winch and will soon be dropping in a 360 V8 up there so the less weight the better...right?
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Re: Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

I have mine in the back fender-wells too, right behind the rear roll bar. I am going to get 2 bolts, weld them sticking up from the surface of the fender, drill 1/16 inch hole through the bolts, and use cotter pins to hold down the jack.


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Re: Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

I would sat mount it on the rear, help balance out your weight in your jeep.

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Re: Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

I like your idea YJa.t.w. That's what I was thinking about doing(well, something similar), but then my toolbox is in the way. Thats another thing that I need opinions about, a new toolbox. Something that doesn't RUST!, and take the tools along with it! By the way, Bigrubber, what is (a) sat mounting?
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Re: Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

For you guys with TJ's and 48" highlifts. You can mount them under the hood if you take the bottom plate off(it can be stowed in your glove box). Mount it to the grill supports, just above the brake booster, using some small u-bolts and innertube to isolate the vibrations. Then I will be protected better than on the bumper, but won't take up space inside the vehicle.

It might work on other vehicles, but I am not sure.




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Re: Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

Over the past 17 years I've had my hilift mounted every which way, in and out of the Jeep. But, I keep on going back to the front bumper, its the most out of the way and accessible place there is on a SWB, if you use your backseat mounting it to the rollbar is out of the question. Currently its mounted on two pieces of scrap angle iron about a foot above the bumper.

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Re: Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

Jason, do you have pictures of that setup?

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Re: Where\'s your Hi-Lift mounted...

Those Craftsman PLastic toolboxes are pretty beefy. I would get one of those if I was looking for a toolbox that wont rust.
I just bought a three drawer metal toolbox rfrom Craftsman for $29.00.
Good price. I had a friend that had his Jack mounted on the front and he had a problem with his frond end getting wedged between some rocks or something, and he needed to get a hold of his jack, but he couldnt get it unstuck from the mashed front of the Jeep. every since that incident I have been paranoid about keeping my Jack IN the jeep where I can always get it. Just me though.



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