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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: High-Lift, Highlift, High Lift, Hy Lift, Jack Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:11 am    Post subject: Vanagon High-Lift Jack Extension Reply with quote

Why won't the Vanagon Extension work on a Bay?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually thought about adding one of these to my bus, on the roof rack, but its crazy heavy. So since your post shows what works for the vanagon, what do people do for the bay?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kirk, the answer seems to be right there. The idea is simply brilliant. The steel rod needs to be modified or replaced with a section if thick wall square tube bent to conform to the Bay jack point. Could this be something Jeremyrockjock could ad to his wares?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't want to be the guy who welds these and then sells them to the general public with the idea of jacking the bus up a substantial distance in the air. All it would take is one crusty bus and one crushed hippy to ruin his day.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forgot to put hi lift in title too
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kirk, the answer seems to be right there. The idea is simply brilliant. The steel rod needs to be modified or replaced with a section if thick wall square tube bent to conform to the Bay jack point. Could this be something Jeremyrockjock could ad to his wares?

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BAsically what I was thinking too. And Ditto Jeremy. His roo bar mounts look like those things. I have his towbar and roo bar. If he built one I would buy one.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They work without the adapter on the stock spot, but it's really tight and you'll scratch the shit out of your paint. The one from Gowesty should work, or a tube bumper Cool


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great for plastic surgeons and dentists.......
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And to think that I gave away one of those jacks a few years ago
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are great for getting out of the mud or being high centered. They were not designed to be used a general purpose side jack on bus. They can also be used as a cheap comealong. Using it to change tires on a bus would be like using a 20 pound sledge hammer to drive nails.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Using it to change tires on a bus would be like using a 20 pound sledge hammer to drive nails.


They weight a lot and take up a lot of space. But are excellent when you need them.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a farm jack (hi-lift) for equipment and trailers
a tirfor (Grip hoist) manual winch for extraction
and a hydraulic jack for lifting purposes..

they are a cheap man's jeep jack.. and dangerous as all heck if you don't respect them like the town drunk with a 9 iron.

each has it's place. and no farm jack on my bus.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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These jacks are not for everybody. They are great for off road situations where a stock jack would sink into the dirt. They can be very dangerous. We always carried 2 on our fulltrack swamp buggy, and I have seen them pop out, fly out and bend under the weight of the buggy. Also used them as a Come Along to install the tracks. I carry a floor jack while on the road, but would prefer a Hi Lift with an adapter for the jack point for off road.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, sometimes when you're letting it down it 1/10 times it will completely let go and drop to the floor. If you don't get it straight, you risk leaning to one side or the other. Even on road, the base for it is helpful:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They call'em man killer jacks for a reason.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time I have had trouble with them is if they are not lubricated and the pins get stuck.

If you get stuck you can jack up the rear and push the vehicle over from the side and get the tires out of the ruts. A bumper jack can be used as well, if you can find one.
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Couple of High-Jacks and some Jack stands I imagine you could pull a Type IV motor on the side of the road. Amskeptic you game?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Couple of High-Jacks and some Jack stands I imagine you could pull a Type IV motor on the side of the road. Amskeptic you game?


I need to see this done. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Couple of High-Jacks and some Jack stands I imagine you could pull a Type IV motor on the side of the road. Amskeptic you game?


I need to see this done. Laughing


I can picture it now. Amskeptic on the side of the road in the Mohave desert. Pulling the engine to change the clutch, all the while documenting it with his camera.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually bought one of these for my bus and modified a Defender adapter to fit the bus jack points.

Jacked the bus up once and then sold the jack again. They are rather dangerous, especially if they are not on firm ground. Using the stock jacking points brings the jack way too close to the body, a little slip and you've got a huge dent in your bus, or in your head. They work a lot better on a Defender with jackmounts in the bumpers.

Besides that, they are impossibly heavy.
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