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Original Jack Top Plate Dimensions Required

PostPost by: fastcat7 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:43 pm

Hi All,

I plan to machine a new top plate out of some 8mm aluminium plate that I have and drill & bolt this to a scissor jack Could anybody who has an original jack give me the dimensions of the top plate. i.e. length, width inside and outside dimensions height of upstand lip.

I know I can measure the fibreglass stiffened section of the body to get the dimension, but thought I'd ask here in case anybody has 1 to hand and it will cut out the guesswork as the body tapers to a smooth section.


Thanks in Advance

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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:07 pm

I can do this Friday if no one responds in the mean time.
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PostPost by: HAIRY » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:49 pm

I FOUND THIS ON THIS SITE W FEW MONTHS AGO:
As for the cradle part it's basically just a trough 173mm long x 50mm wide at the bottom opening up to 60mm at the top. Sides are 15mm deep and the material is 2mm thick. It's secured to the jack platform by a large countersunk rivet which allows rotation. There is a peg welded to one side 8mm dia x 45mm long and this is to limit rotation so that the jack cannot end up at right angles to the car where it could tip up at full height.
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PostPost by: fastcat7 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:26 am

Thanks for the replies, I now have something to go with.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:48 pm

Posting this for future reference

Metallifacture_Elan_Jack_Pad.pdf
PDF drawing of Jack Pad
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PostPost by: fastcat7 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:54 am

Sorry just spotted this thanks for the PDF Phil.
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