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Old 07-03-2015, 09:20 PM   #1061
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Good price but those bad boys are serious overkill for my little porch. Picked up the pipe & all-thread today. Should have pix before too long.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:45 PM   #1062
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When I said it was a "Shorty"...I meant it!

And I think I have a plan for the stabilizers. It is pretty simple...some all-thread, a length of pipe and a couple of nuts. That way, each leg can adapt to whatever surface I wind up on. Think Lunar craters. I'll try to get a drawing worked out. It looks doable in my head...but that's the scary part.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:23 PM   #1063
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I thought he was just wanting to stabilize it, not lift it.
stopped at Atwoods farm supply earlier today....

the jack in first 2 pics, is the same jack.... set at different intervals, with pins.

$66.99 each

Those aren't jacks, this is a jack. LOL.



I have a hydraulic leveling setup off of an old MRI trailer. I just need to pull it off when I get some time.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:34 PM   #1064
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I just got my rear stabilizer jacks bolted on tonight.i used the Bulldog 12500 lb model and bolted them just behind the rear axle. Between the mud flap and tire.

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Old 07-03-2015, 11:36 PM   #1065
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Here it is before the tire is on.

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Old 07-03-2015, 11:40 PM   #1066
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Those aren't jacks, this is a jack. LOL.



I have a hydraulic leveling setup off of an old MRI trailer. I just need to pull it off when I get some time.
buddy's trailer was set up with this style jack..... seemed to work well
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Here it is before the tire is on.

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Old 07-03-2015, 11:48 PM   #1068
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buddy's trailer was set up with this style jack..... seemed to work well

That is the same location as on my trailer. It's OK for equipment but a crappy spot for a jack if you load a car on the trailer. I will be cutting it off and moving it closer to the front.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:20 AM   #1069
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Them thar is nice jacks fer little fellers, but I ended up using these intermediate size ones--------. Jack

Thirty five tons each seemed to get the job done.
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Them thar is nice jacks fer little fellers, but I ended up using these intermediate size ones--------. Jack

Thirty five tons each seemed to get the job done.
Are you going to bring a trailer for your lifts when you go camping?
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Leave it to Jack to outdo everybody.

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Ha Ha Tango, you made me laugh. Can't wait to see the clever way you solve the jack problem! Jack
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Not really gonna be "jacks". Just adjustable stabilizer/supports. Have one mostly made and hope to wrap up the other today.

I know,I know..."without pix...etc., etc."
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Not really gonna be "jacks". Just adjustable stabilizer/supports. Have one mostly made and hope to wrap up the other today.

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Details, details,details --- Seems the big stuff goes fast. It's all the little sh*t that eats yer lunch.


At least both of the deck mounting plates are done. The gray square tube will form the innermost deck support.


4 - 9/16" bolts should hold this sucker in place. At least this way, If I get rear ended (or back into a boulder), I can remove the deck fairly easily. The 3 in a triangle are bolted through 2 - 1/4" plates and the other is threaded in. 3/16th" x 3-1/2" x 2" C-channel will weld where the beveled edges are.


And here is what I came up with for supporting the deck when down. 2 sections of 1" blackpipe with 5/8" all-thread run up through 2 nuts that are welded in place inside the tube. Here it is partially extended...


...and partially closed. They each have 16" of travel so I should be able to adapt to most terrain. The "shiny" spots are where the bolts are welded in. Each will hang from a swivel mount and have a 4" x 5" foot plate on bottom.

Still waiting on my main frame crossmember.

Onward!
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Ah, the old linear actuator trick--with you being the actuator. Jack
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Linear is good --- And...self actuation keeps it simple.
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I like simple.

Nothing wrong with some manual labor.

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