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We've all seen Grabber's thread on the proper way to jack or lift a GT500 and as with all of Rob's threads, very well done. I don't think this will work on a 40th due to the carbon fiber rocker panels or the rear brake cooling ducts. I would like to lift the car enough to be able to pull off the tires so I can clean the inner and outer of the wheels along with the inner fenders.

 

Any ideas?

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Bob I do this all the time using the designated pinch weld jack points under the rockers. I use both a scissor type jack or a small hydraulic jack. You do have to be careful how to place the jack so you don't damage the rockers. I use a small rectangular piece of 3/4" plywood between the jack and the pinch weld as a spacer so the jack does not contact the rocker panel.

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Bob I do this all the time using the designated pinch weld jack points under the rockers. I use both a scissor type jack or a small hydraulic jack. You do have to be careful how to place the jack so you don't damage the rockers. I use a small rectangular piece of 3/4" plywood between the jack and the pinch weld as a spacer so the jack does not contact the rocker panel.

 

 

Same here.

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Bob I do this all the time using the designated pinch weld jack points under the rockers. I use both a scissor type jack or a small hydraulic jack. You do have to be careful how to place the jack so you don't damage the rockers. I use a small rectangular piece of 3/4" plywood between the jack and the pinch weld as a spacer so the jack does not contact the rocker panel.

 

 

Are you using a scissor jack with a small dent or one that is flush on top? If possible could you take a pic next time? I think I could on the front with a cut out, but can't figure out the back. I'm not following you on the 3/4" plywood. Sorry.

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I would like to see a picture of this too, as the pinch weld looks to be flush with then rocker. I don't see how to lift it without contacting the rocker trim.

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Yeah a pic would make it easier to explain. I will see if I can get out to the shop tomorrow and take a photo.

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Here is a photo of how I jack up the car. I did notice that my CF rockers are not really in the way of the jack point with anything that is flat.

 

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Here is a photo of how I jack up the car. I did notice that my CF rockers are not really in the way of the jack point with anything that is flat.

 

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Assuming this is a photo from the rear. I don't see the brake cooling ducts. I think that is what is causing most of my issues, when trying to find a good lifting point. Trying to get around the rockers and the ducts, kinda sucks. But they look pretty cool.

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Get yourself a floorjack from Harbor Freight. $90. Makes it so much easier and safer than scissor jacks. While your at it get a couple short jack stands

http://www.harborfre...-html-7814.html

 

 

Great find! I have a floor jack, but it was too tall to get under the rockers. I'll visit the local Harbor Freight.

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This is what I made to lift mine. Works great.

 

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Okay, more details. How did you make it? What is the orange piece and how do I get one? How does it work lifting the rear trying to navigate around the rocker and brake cooling ducts?

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It is made from aluminum bar stock and powder coated. Not sure about the brake ducts. I will take a look tomorrow. I took my rear ducts off because I run the stock wheels when I go to the track and they don't fit with the stock wheels. If you what one I am sure we could work something out.

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It is made from aluminum bar stock and powder coated. Not sure about the brake ducts. I will take a look tomorrow. I took my rear ducts off because I run the stock wheels when I go to the track and they don't fit with the stock wheels. If you what one I am sure we could work something out.

 

I think I could use one.

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is it to late to get an order in for one of those custom jobs to

must be nice have the equipment to mil one of those out!

Mike

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It is made from aluminum bar stock and powder coated. Not sure about the brake ducts. I will take a look tomorrow. I took my rear ducts off because I run the stock wheels when I go to the track and they don't fit with the stock wheels. If you what one I am sure we could work something out.

 

 

Glad you're driving to the Bash, otherwise you may need to check an additional bag on the plane with all of the "insert a name for your invention" everyone is asking for.

Since I started this please put me down for one. I won't be making it to the Bash so I'll need to give you extra for shipping.

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Looks like I should bring some to the Bash. If I make some I could probably do them for $25.00.

 

 

Count ME in for one of those... As for a name, my first impression was "JackPuck". LOL...

 

 

Jer

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Please put me down for one, I'm not going to the bash and will gladly pay shipping.

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