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Old 02-19-2018, 01:50 PM   #1
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Using bottle jack on SLX frame

I was wondering if it's ok to use a bottle jack directly on these lightweight frames? I hate to use a piece of wood in between because then it's kind of hard to tell if the jack screw is centered on the frame.
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:22 PM   #2
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I have a jay feather and what I did is spot weld a small piece of black iron to a piece of flat stock. Now it's hands free and won't fall off while your trying to adjust it on the frame. Great for changing a tire or greasing the bearings
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:24 PM   #3
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Another view and Tunce thought it was a good idea.
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Good job! That's a great idea! I love that idea so much, I'm gonna make one of those this week.
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Great job Tunce TT. Glue a pcs. rubber on top and it will never slip. I made similar support for mine but I use scissor jacks from a truck, which I use between the axles. Also made a support midway between axles and front. TT is solid as a rock.
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I have used my bottle jack right on the frame. I do see it flex a bit. Trunce, good job, I have wanted to make something like that, but I have no clue how to weld.
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Thanks Tunce! I'll have to get the pieces together and have them welded. I used to own a welder but never did enough of it to be any good.
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Tunce ought to market those!
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If your intentions are to add jacks to the front of the trailer, adding permanent jack stands to the front are simple, 1/2 hour job. Check my pics i had posted
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