Tire Crib's...For that lift you need...

Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by RockerMomsHotwheels, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. dwright406

    dwright406 Veteran Member

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    I built an identical set last year.
    This is the best way to get the car up high enough to do a tranny swap if you don't have a lift.
    Good Job!
     
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    Very cool idea!
     
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    Good work guys
     
  4. RockerMomsHotwheels

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    Well I finally got my "Wrench" on today...I installed the B&M Shifter I got from one of you guys...Its been so long I cant remember who...Man was it nice working under the car with all that room...I can even work on my side...If you need to work under your car, build some of these things...They're great....
     
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    If you don't mind I'll steal your idea and use the wood right on the ground. I built a platform for my portable garage a couple of years ago and it rotted out anyway. That's been keeping me from working on my '79 Z28. I gotta take advantage of the nice "cool" weather and no hurricanes.;). I'm also gonna build me some of those to change trunk floor, thanks.
     
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    Philip Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You might need a better jack, both of mine will raise the car 19 - 20 inches.

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    The low profile is a 2 ton and have had it 5 years and the standard height is a 3.5 ton, new this week. Using 6 ton jack stands the car can be placed fairly high.

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    I like the tire crib concept and may build some, already have the wood and screws.
     
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    3SLO5 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    i got them too they work for everything .
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    I wanna build a set of these, they could even hold a rear end up!
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    They are gravity proof! :D

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    They were used by ancient peoples to raise Stonehenge, the Acropolis and the great pyramids of Giza too. ;)
     
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    I've got a bunch of 4x4's to get rid of, so I'm going to make the base out of 4x4's with 2x4's on top of that. I'm also thinking about putting caster wheels on the bottoms to roll the car around. Do you think it will be solid enough to mount wheels to?
     

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