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O.K. Where and how did you mount your hi-lift jack?

BTW, my truck is an 81 shortbed bobbed about 9" with a home-made sorta flatbed that utilizes the stock yota bed floor and wheel-wells. I have the 60' hi-lift and am trying to mount it using the least amount of space and securely AND rattle-free!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> All of this while sill maintaining decent access on the trail and (hopefully) without cutting off more than 3" or 4" off the jack length.

Please, help me out and if ya got pics that's good too!
 

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I also have the 60" jack with a 10" bobbed 85 short bed. I cut two 3" pieces of 1 1/2" angle iron and drilled a hole through them both, then welded a bolt in the hole. Then welded it to the wheel well. I also dilled a hole in one of the bolts to put a lock in it. I used nuts but I would recommend wing nuts for faster use. I have to get a wrench out evertime I want to use it. Then to keep the handle from rattleing I just tied a bungee around it, or use a long piece of velcro. The jack fits perfectly with about 2" on each end of the bed, no cutting needed.

[ 10-01-2001: Message edited by: ToyFamily ]
 

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I welded bolts to the cage and fasten with wing nuts. Mines a 48" jack and fits perfect in that spot. Best part is the mount cost less than a dollar!!
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Toyfamily and Skank,
That's what I did, but am looking for a better location. I'm worried about a rear-end accident as it hangs over my bed slightly and it could get pushed through the cab. BTW Skank, nice lookin bed, mines similiar.

Convertiyota,
Thought about that location, but would still have to cut a few inches off...

Ross,
No can fit tool box anymore...DOH!

[ 10-02-2001: Message edited by: Nate C ]
 

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I have the 48" one, but the 60" would fit I am sure...





I used one of the simple "Loc-Rac" mounts you can buy for the highlift and it works great <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">
 

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Mine's mounted on the rear of my cross bed toolbox and mounted and locked up with a Lock-Rac. When tightened down, the whole shebang is rattle free, I hate rattles! Access is easy too. Sorry no pics. I'd be wary of mounting it on the frontend, for I live in elk and moose country.
 

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Originally posted by MT-Toy:
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I'd be wary of mounting it on the frontend, for I live in elk and moose country.</STRONG>
Why do they steal them?? <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> Mine is back about 5-6 inches. Some how I did catch a rock with it and bent it a bit. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Mounted mine ontop of whell well with 2 bolts threw the bed rail. you could also go through the bottom of the wheel well if you want it to sit flat on there. not sure if 60" will fit there though with it being bobbed <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I've only got the 48", but I mounted mine on the downtubes of my rollbar. I've got the double tube long rollbars that reach down to back of bed. I used U-Bolts and with some minor bending got them to fit perfectly around my rollbar and through the jack. They are bolted on very secure and pretty easy to get off..

Powertank is mounted similiarly on other side.
 

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IMHO - just be sure to mount it somewhere you can easily get to it when you need it...

I have see many times where someone gets in a tricky situation and needs to use the HiLift but it is on their frontbumper or rear bumper, or on top of the roll bar... and say the vehicle is precariously stuck somewhere - digging down to the bumper or climbing up on the roof is NOT the best idea <IMG SRC="smilies/ghost.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Nate C:
Skank, I'm worried ... it could get pushed through the cab.
That's why I mounted mine on the -passenger- side! (Before any of you loosers get on the horn to Sophia, it's just a joke!) <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

The way mine sits inside the bed rails it should be reasonably safe. It's staying on the passenger side, though, just in case!

BTW Skank, nice lookin bed, mines similiar.
Joe Chacone designed a winner!

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Thanks everybody! Thinkin about standing it upright on the driver's side and leaned in at the top...nothing's ever perfect! hehehe.

BTW my top piece is turned sideways for compactness. Here's a pic...I know it's on the pavement, last pics at con came out like sh**t...the photolab screqwed em up. DOH!


can't get pic to work...I see placeholder and that's it how bout y'all? I'll try to edit again later.

[ 10-03-2001: Message edited by: Nate C ]
 

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Originally posted by MT-Toy:
<STRONG>Mine's mounted on the rear of my cross bed toolbox and mounted and locked up with a Lock-Rac. When tightened down, the whole shebang is rattle free, I hate rattles! Access is easy too. Sorry no pics. I'd be wary of mounting it on the frontend, for I live in elk and moose country.</STRONG>
man you could really jack up a moose or a deer that way! <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">

i think, personal opinion of course, since i live in montana too, that it would be alright. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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