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    Jacking points and axle stands

    Hi,

    I found this great thread but the pictures have gone http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...ey-jack-points

    I want to be sure Iím jacking and supporting in the right place. So far I have only needed to jack up front.

    I jack up at the rear of the subframe (or is it wishbone) mounting point to the chassis. I then place my axle stand with a hockey putt on the sill jack point. I keep the jack in situ sharing the strain. Is this okay?

    I havenít done the rear but any tips would be appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Matt
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    Done some digging and found the info and pics - sharing for others:

    Generally - always use wood or some rubber on top of jacks and axle stands - hockey putt or old suspension top mount.

    These are the jacking points. Best to not use a trolley jack on the seems. Either use the 2nd pic or some wood behind the seems in the green areas to jack:
    corrado_jacking_points.JPG

    When jacking the the front use the green bolt or around it if also using it to support on axle stands:

    Jacking Subframe Arrows - Resized.jpg

    Alternatively you can use the rear of the front sub frame, but my jack does't easily reach that far.

    Trolley Jack on Subframe.jpg
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    I never jack or support a car on its shell, always a subframe or axle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dox View Post
    I never jack or support a car on its shell, always a subframe or axle
    Me Too
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    Yeah I usually do the middle picture. My jack is too short to reach the last picture, i need to buy a proper jack and keep my existing as a spare now I'm getting into working on the car.

    Although the body parts are the factory jacking points I feel uneasy doing it now the cars old.
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    Really helpful post - thanks!
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