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Hi Lift Jack Mounting

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by Lockman, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. Nov 27, 2021
    Lockman

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    I've been thinking of "hanging" my hi lift from the roll bar, just behind the seats . No bodies in the back & I just access that area from the tailgate . Spare is side mounted.
    I've already fabbed up some hangers & I know how I plan on doing it , but I was wonder'n on other's opinions on this Idea?
    Thanks,
    ....Richie
     
  2. Nov 27, 2021
    boopiejones

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    “hanging” a hi lift Jack scares me. But as long as the mount is secure, I personally wouldn’t have a problem with it, especially if the Jack is wider than the roll bar - meaning it would have to literally slice through the roll bar tubing to reach the cab.

    can you share images of the hangers you fabbed up?
     
  3. Nov 28, 2021
    hooliganrick

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    This is an idea I was was floating also. not sure about the attachment to the roll bar yet.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2021
    Lockman

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    Going to drill & tap the roll bar. On the foot side , I'm using one of these + a flat to support the side of the jack's foot. These are just 3/8" eyes . I'm gonna coat them in rubber on the part that goes trough the holes in the Jack. I'm gonna drill a hole in each one & install grenade pin's to keep it in place on the trails. Fairly basic idea. This is part of it :
    Hi Jack Roll bar hangers.1.jpg
    Hi Jack Roll bar hangers.2.jpg
     
  5. Nov 28, 2021
    Steamboat Willys

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    Boyink

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    You could also disassemble the foot and stash all that somewhere else too. On SSDutch I had the length of the jack attached to the floor in the "CJ6 space" then the foot parts all in a bag in the toolbox.
     
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    Lockman

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    Thanks so much there Steam boat . I did not know of that link. Just ordered 2 of these........ That will work much better than what I was thinking. My Jack is 48" . In between my roll bar is ~ 49 1/2" . This is gonna be almost ' Drop In ' . I'll show & tell when I'm finished.
    I love this Forum....... Keeps me Grounded .
    ....Richie
     
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    Downs

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    I hang mine in the rafters of the garage. Only comes down to pull t-posts anymore. I think I used it when I first got my M416 to straighten a part of the tub that was kind of pushed in.
     
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    Lockman

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    Need it on the trails......in case.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2021
    Rich M.

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    Useful for just about anything except changing tires. Here we need to get the suspension unloaded to get a diff cover off.
    IMG_20210806_130038208~3.jpg
    Notice the wheel chocks and the ratchet strap keeping the jack in place.
     
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    Lockman

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    Why did you try to attack the job & jack it that way ?:confused:
     
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    Rich M.

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    Rear tank blocked getting the diff cover bolts out. Needed space.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2021
    shadetreetim

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    I would love to mount my jack to the roll bar. Problem is, my grandkids use the back seat. It is the lowest point on the rear of my Jeep though the way its mounted now. I've drug it a time or two.

     
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    Jw60

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    Somewhere I have a picture of the jack with another jeep on the hook earlier in the week.
     
  15. Dec 16, 2021
    Rich M.

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    Hmm, was that Jeeps steering bound up ? :steamed:
     
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  16. Dec 16, 2021
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    This is somewhat Okie but it’s the setup I did about 12 years ago and it works so I never changed it. I didn’t want the highlift to affect approach or departure angles or the flip down windshield. In the Summer months this is stellar. In the winter months if I mount the soft top I roll up a few towels to protect the rear “glass”.


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  17. Dec 17, 2021
    PeteL

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    I'm going to make my million when I patent a folding hi-lift.
     
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    timgr

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    Telescoping hi-lift.
     
  19. Dec 17, 2021
    boopiejones

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    Not a lot of competition in the telescoping hi-lift market. All you need to do is come in at a price under $872 and you’re in business.

    https://arbusa.com/recovery/arb-jack/
     
  20. Dec 17, 2021
    PeteL

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    Actually in my work, I will slip (telescope) a common "lally column" over the shaft of my hi-lift, to support beams etc. as much as seven or eight feet up. Don't try this at home.
     
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