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How I jack up & support my Elan

PostPost by: PaulH » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:34 pm

I've made a video (as requested) to show how I jack up and support my Elan. May be of general interest:
https://youtu.be/E4YUz55ELEw

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:45 am

Another great video Paul. Thanks! One dimension I didnt' see was where the slot is in relation
to the edges of the board. Can you provide that?
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:36 pm

Thanks for this Paul, very informative.

I perform similar manoeuvres- they are just a pain to get in the air in a quick and simple fashion.

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PostPost by: baileyman » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:34 am

For a reinforced 26R stye frame I made a pi shaped piece of wood to fit around the exhaust pipe between the rear rose joints. It's a similar idea to Paul's but a 2" pipe and the triangular reinforcing on the bottom of the chassis makes it a challenge. Sloping the legs of the pi with 45 deg bevels makes it possible to get around the pipe and rest on the reinforcing nicely.

Paul's idea for the individual rear corners works a piece.

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PostPost by: PaulH » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:20 pm

gjz30075 wrote:Another great video Paul. Thanks! One dimension I didnt' see was where the slot is in relation
to the edges of the board. Can you provide that?


I've put the dimensions of the wooden jacking support block in the attached file.

rear jacking support.pdf
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:33 pm

I just put a Plank under the Sill between front and back wheel and jack it up.
Many times you are only working on one side at a time.
If you need to lift both sides at the same time it's different.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:04 pm

PaulH wrote:
gjz30075 wrote:Another great video Paul. Thanks! One dimension I didnt' see was where the slot is in relation
to the edges of the board. Can you provide that?


I've put the dimensions of the wooden jacking support block in the attached file.

rear jacking support.pdf


Regards,
Paul


Thanks for that Paul, should the 2nd dimension on the left be 125mm?
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