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#1 Txakura

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:07 PM

I think the factory ea82 Subaru scissor jack is one of the best sheet metal tools ever made. Not only did I use it to open up my crushed fender on my Suubie, but I just straightened the rear bumper on my Jeep with it.

I clipped the slotted jack receiver on the lower edge of the bumper and used a 4 x 4 block against the tire to push the end of the bumper away from the Jeep. Now that little rolled under end is back in true, and the end cap is sitting level - that's been annoying me since I bought it!

Thanks Subaru. :banana:

#2 SoobieDoo

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:11 AM

I want one...never even seen a stock jack, mine didn't come with.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:19 AM

so the jack sucks for lifting the car but its great for bodywork.OK...

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:25 AM

also works good to lift front of narrow front tractors

I also have an "accordian" pantograph jack and trans. jack that uses the same basic principle

#5 Txakura

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:41 AM

so the jack sucks for lifting the car but its great for bodywork.OK...


Naaw mine is dual purpose, lifts my car too.

#6 Turbone

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:46 AM

All talk......no pics :-\

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#7 Txakura

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:10 AM

:lol:

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:14 AM

I've used my scissor jack for lifting my wagon (although if I'm home I prefer my hydraulic jack).. I have a 5" thick block of wood in the smuggler's hatch to put under it since my wagon's lifted of course :lol: and have a 5" thick beam of the same stuff to put under the floor jack.
It works fine for lifting the car as long as you keep the threads lubed a little and clean, and aren't trying to use it in the mud without a base. I can see how it would be decent for some bodywork applications because the screw actuation gives you a lot of fine control over the pressure applied.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:11 AM

Mud... Or Sand. I run into that problem a lot out here, the jack base tends to sink right through the dirt/sand/substrate... Easy enough to keep a piece of plywood in the hatch, tho. I've amazed a number of people with the abilities of these jacks, including wiping a smug smile off a Heep owner's face when I had to use my jack to lift him up and my RX to pull him out LOL! (No hard feelings, TXA....;))
I agree, these jacks are wonderful tools.. +1 on keeping them lubed, tho. Once they rust out, it's pretty much over...

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#10 Txakura

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:22 AM

Hard feelings on the Heep? Not at all. I like it for what it is, a large boxy sedan with 4 wd, it's also really easy to work on and has cheap parts. I'm not one of those guys that gets all torqued about 'Ford vs Chevy'.

It's nice in a straight line, but I can 'flick' my Loyale without feeling like I'm going to roll on my roof! (You guys would have been proud of me, a week or so back I had a picture perfect drift going uphill around a corner, wet spring snow spraying off all four...) -sigh-

Let's see how much more OT I can get before someone gripes! :popcorn:

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:18 AM

The blue jacks are pretty nice for a scissor jack, my XT came with two of them (the P.O had 2 XT's, someone totaled one and he pulled parts off it). If you want to see a shoddy jack then look at the one that came with my 1980 MBZ. There are circular holes in the body for this jack. If you use it on anything but a perfectly level surface the car crushes your foot.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:44 AM

someone said scissors jack :lol:

that's what A2 WV have, goes from = to < to -
what a fine piece of german engineering :mad:

the lug wrench is quite useful as a cheater pipe for wratchet and oil drain plug tool

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:51 PM

someone said scissors jack :lol:

that's what A2 WV have, goes from = to < to -
what a fine piece of german engineering :mad:

the lug wrench is quite useful as a cheater pipe for wratchet and oil drain plug tool



Oh ya 17 MM , duh never thought of that

#14 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:35 PM

they are good tools, but I really dont trust em except for emergency reasons to actually jack up the car. The one that came with my GL stripped out and I think I had Ed grab me one from a nice low mileage wrecked GL.

#15 Uberoo

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:54 PM

evidently you all must live on flat ground.If i use my sissor jack for lifting the car up it bends because I live on a hill.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:58 PM

Last time I used mine was to un-jam a table and saddle on a benchtop CNC mill:lol: Somebody jammed the Gibbs on it, I said,"I have the perfect tool in my car." It was like it was made for it. 5 seconds-done.




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