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Old 12-29-2011, 10:21 PM
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extra tall jack stands?

getting tired of the standard size jack stands. between all the lifted trucks on here, SOMEONE has to have a buildup on some cheap, home made jack stands, yes? ive looking but havent been able to find any
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:05 AM
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Well, between periods on the Van/Ana game tonight, I will say, if my jack stands are to short. I just take the tires off the rig .... that's the cheapest way ...


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Old 12-30-2011, 03:04 AM
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Well just how high do they need to be???

I guess it all depends on what you consider cheap!!

Since you are talking about something supporting a truck your under there is no such thing as cheap in my book . About right there with using concrete blocks!

I have found the 6 ton ones quite tall enough for all my needs . If I needed more height It would be no big deal to raise them making the base larger as one goes higher.

I would guess enough material to do 4 could be had for around $ 100.00 just depending on what the shortest height needed to be.

If I have something up on jackstands most often the wheels are off.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:53 AM
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:54 PM
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What about something like this? Enco has them for under $75 each
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/V-Head-Pipe-Stands

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Old 12-30-2011, 07:22 PM
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I have a couple of those pipe jack stands that defender posted. They work well mine are rated at 4 ton a pc. I used 2 on the rear bumper of my YUKON XL and a, 8000# fork lift holding up the front to drop the Fuel tank before my 2 post lift showed a week later. I have also used the smaller 2 ton jacks welded into a set of truck rims to gain some height
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:32 AM
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I use these

http://www.scaffoldmart.com/scaffold-jacks.html



To make these


I use them for leveling purposes only, things like axles with short versions to frames etc on taller versions.

I DO NOT USE THEM FOR SUPPORT TO GO UNDER A RIG MYSELF!!!!!

If you read the information on the scaffold site they are rated to handle the weight, but I use them only for leveling purposes.

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Old 01-01-2012, 04:04 AM
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getting tired of the standard size jack stands. between all the lifted trucks on here, SOMEONE has to have a buildup on some cheap, home made jack stands, yes? ive looking but havent been able to find any
How high do u want to go, what do you u want to do ??? ... I would never use these types of pipe stands supporting my rig working under as stand alones with the extentions....



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Old 01-01-2012, 09:36 PM
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Sorry but I would just buy the OTC tall frame support stands and call it good. If you have even one employee or even a friend under a vehicle and they get hurt you will pay for it for a long long time. Not worth any potential savings compared to the possible loss. Just my .02 FWIW
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:38 AM
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Northern Tool has some that I use. They are 12 ton and have a max height of about 30 inches I think. They are pretty heavy duty and under $100/pair
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:32 PM
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http://www.sumner.com/sumner/sub/pro....9.29.0.0.html

I use these to fab off of, aswell to support most anything within their capacity. With that said I still throw cribbing under any suspended load just as an extra safety measure.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:31 AM
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Check this out:

http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...614#post271614

Not exactly what you asked for, but I was looking for something similar and came across this. I am considering fab-ing up a set. Hope it helps!
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:32 PM
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Just want to add one more thing for some to think about instead of me saying 'Don't do it' .....

There is a fair bit of difference between a 'Jack stand' and a 'Pipe stand', mainly in it's design for stability, weight class, foot print type and reason. A jack stand is designed for the auto industry a pipe stand is not. A jack stand has 4 legs, A pipe stand does not. It takes a lot less effort to flip a 3 legged stand than 4.. 'trust me'

This is just a little food for thought based on the typical "OTC" types like here .. and not any Faber's that build or modify to compensate for rigidity and/or use secondary saftey precausions as I do and have...

I'd hate to see someone get hurt......

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Old 01-04-2012, 12:54 AM
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I use the 12ton jack stands also have stands (in pic) that I made out off tubing to hold up race trucks at both ends but I have to weld on mounts to fit Differant trucks. I made sure that they work with my engine hoist and jacks etc.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:55 AM
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I have to agree that safety should be the #1 concern here. When I was looking around for ideas, the first thing that came to mind was the drive up ramps they use at car dealerships. Because of he size of those, I opted against it. When I saw the post on the millerwelds forum, that seemed to be a much "safer" idea. Having the tires on and such a wide base should give them much more stability than even a jackstand.

As long as you build them with the proper material, I think those would be a good substitute for a tall jackstand. As long as you don't need the tires off, of course.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:33 AM
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It is a simple theory as the height increases the size of the base increases in proportion

I have a formula around someplace you just plug in the numbers and it tells you what size base.

long long ago in a galaxy far away oops but anyhow I hated algebra mostly because the problems were just plain stupid and uninteresting to me you might say boring .

I was lucky to have a real teacher back in those days who set me up with algebraic problems dealing with mechanical problems pretty much neat interesting stuff to me.

Took the time to give me my own tests and problems going from ready to fail to being at the board explaining stuff so far over the heads of the fellow students looking back.

I just knew anything with a bra could not be all bad
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.... I just knew anything with a bra could not be all bad
Would that include the 'Manzier' or 'Bro Bra' by any chance ......

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Here's an idea that is simple enough for cars.





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Thats like that wood stuff from tree things

What electrode does one use for that!
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Thats like that wood stuff from tree things

What electrode does one use for that!
I posted that info a while back!
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