DIY Quick Jack

Any technical talk for other vehicles goes here
Locked
User avatar
J-rod
Moderator
Posts: 7653
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:24 pm
Vehicle: 2008 JK, 2005 KJ
Location: Farmington WV

DIY Quick Jack

Post by J-rod » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:43 am

so making a DIY Quick Jack with this jack and 3" body block.

I dont like how the bolt head will create a place for a point load and take the brunt of the weight, as opposed to the body block disbursing the load more evenly.

I dont see a way to countersink the bolt head flush with the body block as the area around the bolt hole is thin wall.

ideas?
Jared:
His: 2008 JK Unlimited Build Thread
Her's: 2005 KJ
Building a capable off road Jeep is easy...building a street legal one that you can drive two hours away to wheel and then drive to work the following morning is the challenge.

User avatar
Forbes
Post Whore
Posts: 3911
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:28 pm
Vehicle: Pair of Nike's.
Location: You probably haven't heard of it...
Contact:

Re: DIY Quick Jack

Post by Forbes » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:57 am

1. Does the cylinder that the bolt goes through go the whole length of the block? you might be able to grind just the cener out a little with a dremel... enough to countersink the nut, or a bolt head....?

2. Can you fit a piece of steel pipe over it like a sleeve perhaps? as the jack gets higher, it will slide down a little, but you get the point... that will put a lot of down force on the jack arms though.

3. try to find a steel "cup"... similiar to something like a 2" hole saw.... that you can bolt in the bottom and have the cup facing up.

4. Just buy a real hydrolic floor jack and throw this thing in the garbage. :) lol

User avatar
ZiGGY
WVJC Member
Posts: 2374
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:57 am
Vehicle: 2014 WK2, 2008 JK
Location: Charleston, WV
Contact:

Re: DIY Quick Jack

Post by ZiGGY » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:02 am

I agree seems like a bad idea... There so easy to tip over and hurt you not modified.

User avatar
WVHeep94
Bullet Proof
Posts: 1601
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:20 pm
Vehicle: 2009 Tacoma
Location: Monongah

Re: DIY Quick Jack

Post by WVHeep94 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:02 am

A) Drill bit diameter of washer. Drill to depth needed. Done.

B) Smaller drill bit, then finish with dremel.
God invented Firefighters so cops could have hero's too.

User avatar
J-rod
Moderator
Posts: 7653
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:24 pm
Vehicle: 2008 JK, 2005 KJ
Location: Farmington WV

Re: DIY Quick Jack

Post by J-rod » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:07 am

Forbes wrote:1. Does the cylinder that the bolt goes through go the whole length of the block? you might be able to grind just the cener out a little with a dremel... enough to countersink the nut, or a bolt head....?

2. Can you fit a piece of steel pipe over it like a sleeve perhaps? as the jack gets higher, it will slide down a little, but you get the point... that will put a lot of down force on the jack arms though.

3. try to find a steel "cup"... similiar to something like a 2" hole saw.... that you can bolt in the bottom and have the cup facing up.

4. Just buy a real hydrolic floor jack and throw this thing in the garbage. :) lol
1. yes it does. I might go put the block on the drill press after work and see if I can drill out the center a little bit. That might let me run a shorter bolt and washer and keep it below the top. :think:

4. :tupton: this is for quick jobs and another thing to keep in the trail bin.
Jared:
His: 2008 JK Unlimited Build Thread
Her's: 2005 KJ
Building a capable off road Jeep is easy...building a street legal one that you can drive two hours away to wheel and then drive to work the following morning is the challenge.

User avatar
J-rod
Moderator
Posts: 7653
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:24 pm
Vehicle: 2008 JK, 2005 KJ
Location: Farmington WV

Re: DIY Quick Jack

Post by J-rod » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:09 am

ill try to countersink it but it is thin wall in the center for the bolt.
Jared:
His: 2008 JK Unlimited Build Thread
Her's: 2005 KJ
Building a capable off road Jeep is easy...building a street legal one that you can drive two hours away to wheel and then drive to work the following morning is the challenge.

User avatar
Vec
Post Whore
Posts: 4272
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:48 pm
Vehicle: 01 TJ
Location: Texas

Re: DIY Quick Jack

Post by Vec » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:10 am

Image
En este mundo hay dos tipos
Los de armas cargadas y los que cavan

User avatar
speedy
Bullet Proof
Posts: 1512
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:16 am
Vehicle: 2011 jk
Location: fairmont wv

Re: DIY Quick Jack

Post by speedy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:10 am

try using a carrage bolt
2011 jk on 35s
2010 jku

User avatar
J-rod
Moderator
Posts: 7653
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:24 pm
Vehicle: 2008 JK, 2005 KJ
Location: Farmington WV

Re: DIY Quick Jack

Post by J-rod » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:12 am

Vec wrote:Image

Hey Joe....bite me :tupton:
Jared:
His: 2008 JK Unlimited Build Thread
Her's: 2005 KJ
Building a capable off road Jeep is easy...building a street legal one that you can drive two hours away to wheel and then drive to work the following morning is the challenge.

User avatar
ZiGGY
WVJC Member
Posts: 2374
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:57 am
Vehicle: 2014 WK2, 2008 JK
Location: Charleston, WV
Contact:

Re: DIY Quick Jack

Post by ZiGGY » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:16 pm

lol

Locked