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Home made Plus 2 jack

PostPost by: vincereynard » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:27 pm

KevJ+2 wrote:Neat!
I think your existing jack is the correct one for an earlier Plus 2

I actually considered something very similar except "mine" had holes in the end of the bar to take the winch attachment. Even having both brackets on a side connected by a length of scaffold pole so one winch would lift one side.

What put me off in not knowing the strength of the cill strengtheners to a twisting moment. Obviously it works very well. Good Job!
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:29 pm

Yes, I would certainly only recommend this body lifting method after confirmation of having good sill inserts. Mine were renewed before I did this.
I also think the scaffold tube attaching the brackets each side is a good idea for a safer job.
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:51 pm

Thanks for the information Kev. I am considering doing it via similar method but with engine host to lift body. Which probably isn't ideal but it's the tool I have access to.
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