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Old 07-06-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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pinch weld jack or floor jack adaptor?

Anyone have an insert or a floor jack for jacking the car up at the pinch welds like that junk emergency jack that comes with the car?

Im tearing up my pinch welds when i jack up my car ide like to get something to insert into the floor jack or something so when i jack up the car i dont bend them up any more then they are.

I know there are other places better but some times this spot is the easiest to get to.


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Old 07-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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Does your floor jack have any kind of rubber pad on it? If not, that will help quite a bit.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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harbor freight sells rubber jack stand covers.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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i might try a block of wood with a slot cut in it. My brothers car needs the same type of jack we talked about using bolts threw the block so it doesnt split.

We also need the jack to raise up a little more as well so we can slide the jack stands under the car in different spots.

Both our cars sit so low we need to jack them WAY up just to get the stand under it in the safe spots.

Maybe using a thicker block will also help in lifting it up a little more. W now use a 3/4" section of scrap MDF under the wheels of the jack to raise it a little more but that begins to be a pain at times.

Massive or FSworks needs to make an adaptor or something for the pinch welds other then upgrade parts tools that help make things easier as well to change the upgraded parts.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:28 AM   #5
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I can tell you how to make what you want. But personally, I found the aformentioned pad works very well.
P.S. I also cleaned and epoxied the pinch weld areas quite some time ago as I think I was having the very problem your describing.
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Mine are all wrinkled up as well.

I think the problems lies with the floor jack is supporting the welds at two very small points (the edges of the disc), so the weight of the car is concentrated on a very small surface area. I've been using a thick work glove on top of the jack, and it seems to be working fine.

Then there's always the hockey puck idea.

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I never use the pinch welds to jack the car up. I use the rear subframe as on point and there are two decent spots just behind the pinch welds that can be used to for the front.
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You should always jack on the pinch welds (unless your lifting via the subframe). Think of it this way. When you use the pinch welds, your lifting all segments that come together at that point together. If you lift anywhere else, your depending on the weld. The pinch weld by it shape also forms an upside down 'L' shape. If you lift on the horizontal (floor pan or rocker), you risk deforming the shape as that is the weakest segment. All one really needs to do is to bring all the separate elements that join at the point to a 'solid'. This is most easily attained by simply adding some additional "L" channel along the pinch weld so that the individual segments cannot separate.
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Well when i use jack stands i dont put them on the pinch welds. Just replacing wheels or working on the suspension. Is when i use ht epinch weld to jack the car up with.

Alot of times i dont want to jack up the whole car i want as much of the car to stay on the ground as i can so it doesnt slip off the jack.

They seem easy to get to without getting under the car to put the jack in a better spot.

It says in the instructions on changing the tire to jack it up in that spot so i figured that was the best place to do it.
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You should always jack on the pinch welds (unless your lifting via the subframe). Think of it this way. When you use the pinch welds, your lifting all segments that come together at that point together. If you lift anywhere else, your depending on the weld. The pinch weld by it shape also forms an upside down 'L' shape. If you lift on the horizontal (floor pan or rocker), you risk deforming the shape as that is the weakest segment. All one really needs to do is to bring all the separate elements that join at the point to a 'solid'. This is most easily attained by simply adding some additional "L" channel along the pinch weld so that the individual segments cannot separate.
Never deformed the floor pan( at least not due to the floor jack) I put my jack stands on the pinch welds though.
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