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Old 02-13-2013, 10:41 AM
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Car body! lol....
Oh, whew!

I was like, jeez, how can we ignore a mishap like that and move on to our own stories! That one tops them all!
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:30 AM
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I was thinking about all the fence posts I removed with the jack and choker chain. I think the winch accessory choker chain would be a good thing to use on the rig. The metal jack on metal bumpers and sliders makes things precarious. You could wrap the chain around something under the rig and jack from the chain to prevent things from sliding around.

FYI - I do carry a 4x4 wood block to use with the stock bottle jack and I carry a full size jack stand on my moab runs to help with trail repairs.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:42 AM
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I carry a full size jack stand on my moab runs to help with trail repairs.
Carrying a jack stand is a great idea. CDan had these mobile fold able jack stands I borrowed in camp one year and they worked great....not sure where he got those.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:37 PM
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I put my head in the "V" that is made between the handle and the jack when I lowered an FJ40. If you haven't had the pleasure of that experience, it smarts! What happens is the weight of the vehicle starts the jack handle swinging and each time the jack ratchets, the handle swings violently up and down. Luckily, I stopped it with my face after the third or forth hit. I think...
Sounds like a 3 Stooges incident...
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:34 AM
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A couple near-misses:

-I had the front of my FJ40 held up with a Hi-Lift jack. The little cotter pin that is supposed to hold the jack handle in its holder was broken and missing, so the handle could come out. As I lowered the FJ40, the handle started swinging violently like treeroot mentioned above and the handle flew out with enough force to knock me over or break my windshield. Luckily it did neither and instead hit my passenger side mirror and broke the glass. Lesson learned - hang on to that thing!

Come to think of it I still need to find a new cotter pin to put in there...
So this thread got me thinking about doing some Hi-Lift maintenance - so I went down to Ace Hardware and picked up a #8x1" SS sheet metal screw - hopefully it'll work better than the cotter pin...
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:09 PM
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Carrying a jack stand is a great idea. CDan had these mobile fold able jack stands I borrowed in camp one year and they worked great....not sure where he got those.
They did not look like these did they... Christo please make them
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:49 PM
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http://www.overlandexpo.com/overland...lift-jack.html

found this, i don't know if the link works though, i'm pretty much a dummy when it comes to computers
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