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Pinch Weld Jacking Problem Solved Pictures

Hey Guys,

I have been trying to discover a SAFE way to jack up my Mustang on the pinch welds (Ford's recommended spot) without bending them. This is what I made from solid steel. I also painted them. Before I painted them I tested them out on my 5,000 lbs. jeep. I could not knock the jeep out of them... no matter how hard I shoved.
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Those are awesome!...PM sent
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So are you selling them?
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Very cool.. Look good too!
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Might be easier to just put jacking rails on your car. I have them and it is an easy install.

But if you don't your idea is pretty good!

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These are really nice. I would buy these if they were available. Maybe aluminum so shipping would be cheaper. Great idea.


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Guys,

The steel and paint cost me $35. A local welder charged me $90/hr. That hurt. I have a total of $125 in the project. If enough guys are interested I can buy some of that steel in bulk and barter with the welder? Other than that it was very expensive.

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Guys,

The steel and paint cost me $35. A local welder charged me $90/hr. That hurt. I have a total of $125 in the project. If enough guys are interested I can buy some of that steel in bulk and barter with the welder? Other than that it was very expensive.

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Jim, great job, this is a great idea! I have thought up something very similar and have used it with great success over the years.

I work in risk management so maybe I'm a bit wary (I'm the guy that doesn't walk over manhole covers, etc etc) but if you plan on selling these, please keep in mind that this technically makes you the manufacturer of a product and if ANYTHING were to go wrong you could have a pretty nasty product/completed operations claim hanging over you. I hate to be that guy but I have seen enough hairy lawsuits from something exactly like this that I thought I'd give you the heads up. The USA is a very litigious country. I have my own thoughts about why we are so sue happy compared to other countries, and I'll keep those thoughts to myself, but I thought it better to warn you and keep you from avoiding trouble. Odds are nothing will happen, but none of my clients ever come to me hoping for a lawsuit, they come to me because they know that it's a cost of doing business.
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Jim, great job, this is a great idea! I have thought up something very similar and have used it with great success over the years.

I work in risk management so maybe I'm a bit wary (I'm the guy that doesn't walk over manhole covers, etc etc) but if you plan on selling these, please keep in mind that this technically makes you the manufacturer of a product and if ANYTHING were to go wrong you could have a pretty nasty product/completed operations claim hanging over you. I hate to be that guy but I have seen enough hairy lawsuits from something exactly like this that I thought I'd give you the heads up. The USA is a very litigious country. I have my own thoughts about why we are so sue happy compared to other countries, and I'll keep those thoughts to myself, but I thought it better to warn you and keep you from avoiding trouble. Odds are nothing will happen, but none of my clients ever come to me hoping for a lawsuit, they come to me because they know that it's a cost of doing business.
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Thanks. I also am a person that puts saftey 1st. Thats why I made these. Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Where did you get jacking rails?
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Just found these at Latemodel restoration. For those that would like to have a version of what Yblaze has made
1979-11 Mustang Steeda Jacking Plate Pair at LRS - Same Day Shipping!

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Just found these at Latemodel restoration. For those that would like to have a version of what Yblaze has made
1979-11 Mustang Steeda Jacking Plate Pair at LRS - Same Day Shipping!
The part from Yblaze is very cool.

So is this part from the coyoteugly link for $95 per pair.

Remember to NEVER work on or under a vehicle supported by a jack!

Always lower the vehicle onto jack stands prior to starting work.


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Might be easier to just put jacking rails on your car. I have them and it is an easy install.

But if you don't your idea is pretty good!

For those that don't know, jacking rails also stiffen the chassis.

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For those that don't know, jacking rails also stiffen the chassis.
it looks like those could also be used loose, only when lifting the vehicle.

One pair looks sufficient, to lift one end, set it onto jack stands, then repeat for the other end.

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