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Old 09-04-2012, 09:35 PM
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Nice! I'm sure you'll be a great welder in no time..

so is there a bolt through the base of the jack into the running board? Do you have to undo both then? What about using some big knobs, like your windshield bolts, for quick removal?
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Nice! I'm sure you'll be a great welder in no time..

so is there a bolt through the base of the jack into the running board? Do you have to undo both then? What about using some big knobs, like your windshield bolts, for quick removal?
There is a bolt at the base. It may be ok without it, but I feel much better with the bolt. Yuppers, to get the jack off I need 19mm, 12mm and 13mm. I like your thinking on the knobs, it would really simplify getting the jack off. Perhaps it would be good to refer to this bracket as the prototype .
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What about wing nuts vs. nuts?

For the base, you could fab up a 'holder' to secure the base in...Like what my rear bumper has. Although I like the simplicity of your solution. My only concern would be the off chance that the side the hi-lift is on is the side stuck in 2' of mud or whatever denying you access to that lower bolt/nut.

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Yuppers, to get the jack off I need 19mm, 12mm and 13mm.
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There is a bolt at the base. It may be ok without it, but I feel much better with the bolt. Yuppers, to get the jack off I need 19mm, 12mm and 13mm. I like your thinking on the knobs, it would really simplify getting the jack off. Perhaps it would be good to refer to this bracket as the prototype .
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There is a bolt at the base. It may be ok without it, but I feel much better with the bolt. Yuppers, to get the jack off I need 19mm, 12mm and 13mm. I like your thinking on the knobs, it would really simplify getting the jack off. Perhaps it would be good to refer to this bracket as the prototype .

I like this a lot! nice work.

thumb nuts might work slick too, maybe the 'through' kind of thumb nut with a hairpin cotter pin through the welded bolt on the outside of the thumb screw.

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:52 PM
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Yeah Mike, or something like that. Ricardo, check some of these out http://roganknobs.com/allclampingknobs.aspx

My thought is just a post would suffice for the base- the thing up at the mirror is going to hold it down, so you really only need to keep the jack from sliding off the running board, right? I bet you could get it down to just one knob and still keep it secure, possibly with some rubber pads to dampen the rattles and also add a little load to the clamping?

Speed of deployment, IMO, is all the difference in how useful a hi lift is on the trail. I've actually been in recovery situations where a less than ideal solution was even implemented, because someone couldn't or didn't want to find their keys, or find a wrench, or get it down, or unload everything to pull it out...
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What about wing nuts vs. nuts?
I use wing nuts. The bumper mounted hi-lift comes off in a jiffy, saving the day!

I also carry a bottle jack because hi-lifts suck.
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I also carry a bottle jack because hi-lifts suck.
Me too! Ever try to simply change a tire with only a HiLift available?
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:21 PM
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Me too! Ever try to simply change a tire with only a HiLift available?
Yes, and a bottle jack wouldn't have worked nearly as quickly and efficiently. It's good to have all bases covered. Needing three different size sockets or wrenches is not quick or efficient. On the other hand, it makes it a little more difficult for someone to steal!
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