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Old 07-30-2009, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heavy duty jack stand build question 74 K5

Im making up a pair of heavy duty jack stands because im taking my axle off. Where about on my 74 K5 should I place them? ive heard that the frame around where the transfer case goes is the best spot, but im not totally sure.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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find the tallest spot on the frame. make the stands tall enough to lift it from there.

imo i like jacks in the front near the radiator. that way it's less likely to tip forward if you wanna work on the engine when the axle is out.
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find the tallest spot on the frame. make the stands tall enough to lift it from there.

imo i like jacks in the front near the radiator. that way it's less likely to tip forward if you wanna work on the engine when the axle is out.
Yeah, but it sure would be nice to leave the tires on that dude and roll it out from under the k5, instead of dragging it sideways, I'd put them right behind the front arch of the frame(no higher than necessary) then, once you get the axle out, you can move 'em to the front if its to shaky.

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Yeah, but it sure would be nice to leave the tires on that dude and roll it out from under the k5, instead of dragging it sideways, I'd put them right behind the front arch of the frame(no higher than necessary) then, once you get the axle out, you can move 'em to the front if its to shaky.
Just use some wheel dollies. That will allow you to pull it out from the side.
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harbor freight furniture dollys are the right price. and one big one holds most one ton axles just high enough up.
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