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#1 Wayneo01

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:06 PM

Hey guys

Believe its about time to change my front wheels with my rear. Only thing is i dont really know how best to do it, ive done it before on previous car but on this one i cant seem to find the best jacking point.
I can see the sills where you would put a normal fiesta jack but ive gor a trolley jack with axel stands, so me trying to use my trolley on that would probably bend them.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

Hey guys

Believe its about time to change my front wheels with my rear. Only thing is i dont really know how best to do it, ive done it before on previous car but on this one i cant seem to find the best jacking point.
I can see the sills where you would put a normal fiesta jack but ive gor a trolley jack with axel stands, so me trying to use my trolley on that would probably bend them.

My jack
6094e4f4d977dad863151e2b302013a3.jpg



I'm also not sure where to jack my car up so I'd love to know where to do it, but speaking of that, where did you get your Jack/Stand set?

Looks awesome and me want one!



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:30 PM


 where did you get your Jack/Stand set?

Looks awesome and me want one!

 

was about to ask the same thing, i've been looking out for the same sort of thing. how much was it?



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

Screw fix, its called 2 tonne combi kit and the part code for it is (66742) £49.99

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

nice one mate

 

i've seen almost the same set up from rac but the reviews on it was terrible



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

Just found this

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The 4 on the outside are the sills it seems, but i cant use that with my trolley because i dont want to bend anything.

Seems the only way to lift the rear up is in the middle which isnt ideal if ive only lifted the front of the car up.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

Use a pinch weld adaptor and pop it under the weld on the sill where the standard Ford jack goes.. Very stable platform and will not damage your car !!



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

Use a pinch weld adaptor and pop it under the weld on the sill where the standard Ford jack goes.. Very stable platform and will not damage your car !!


Great idea!

Looks like everyone just makes there own. Cant seem to fine one to buy.
Seems i can only lift one point up at a time with this though because i wont have anywhere to put my axle stands under.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:10 PM

Wayne here is a link to the ice hockey puck that all pinch weld adaptors are made from

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2c6afd3573

 

They are solid rubber and all you do is cut a V shaped grove in the top to the depth of the weld on your cars sill where the standard Ford jack goes. 

This then sits on the flat plate of the trolley jack and up she goes. Trust me they are very stable and I have been using them on many cars for years !

 

You can buy them ready cut for around ten quid but the depth of cut may or may not suit your car and anyway its a very simple job to cut one just right for your car..

 

We have several cars and I have one for each car custom cut..

 

Lift one side pop your axle stand in place then lower the car onto the stand and repeat the other side of the car....

 

NEVER go under a car without an axle stand in place ! But you already knew that ............... :D



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

Wayne here is a link to the ice hockey puck that all pinch weld adaptors are made from

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2c6afd3573

 

They are solid rubber and all you do is cut a V shaped grove in the top to the depth of the weld on your cars sill where the standard Ford jack goes. 

This then sits on the flat plate of the trolley jack and up she goes. Trust me they are very stable and I have been using them on many cars for years !

 

You can buy them ready cut for around ten quid but the depth of cut may or may not suit your car and anyway its a very simple job to cut one just right for your car..

 

We have several cars and I have one for each car custom cut..

 

Lift one side pop your axle stand in place then lower the car onto the stand and repeat the other side of the car....

 

NEVER go under a car without an axle stand in place ! But you already knew that ............... :D



Wouldn't the axle stand flatten the weld jack point though? Could you use another puck for the stand?



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:14 PM

Wouldn't the axle stand flatten the weld jack point though? Could you use another puck for the stand?


I know what you mean, what i have done before not to sure if its stupid or not but it works, wrap a tea towel in a roll and then place is ontop of the axel stand where its going to meat the jack point. Give a lil more protection then metal on metal.

Aswell search jack pad in ebay to find the hockey looking things.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:44 AM

Another option-

http://pages.ebay.co...id=350675922469

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

Another option-

http://pages.ebay.co...id=350675922469

Cheers Stoney

 

i dont trust myself on a bouncy castle never mind my Car lol

 

Just ordered some puck so i will give that ago. such a pain to get the car up



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

Cheers Stoney

 

i dont trust myself on a bouncy castle never mind my Car lol

 

Just ordered some puck so i will give that ago. such a pain to get the car up


I think manufacturers are making it more and more difficult so you have to go to the dealer for work.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

that bouncy castle contraption looks mad



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