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Old 01-04-2016, 01:41 AM   #1
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Hi I have a low profile jack. I have a question, where do you jack your mustang? I read online that some people had problem when jacking their car at the pinch weld (They crumble/bend) resulting to damage in the car i.e. car door won close properly. Is this true? If so, any alternative jack poins?
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Hi I have a low profile jack. I have a question, where do you jack your mustang? I read online that some people had problem when jacking their car at the pinch weld (They crumble/bend) resulting to damage in the car i.e. car door won close properly. Is this true? If so, any alternative jack poins?
When I must jack, instead of using ramps, I use the pinch weld areas but use an inexpensive (but quite adequate) Walmart jack that happens to have a bit of a slot on the jacking plate.
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Then depending on what I'm doing, I may slip my larger low profile jack to under the steel members, as shown in picture with the 2x4's(I don't typically use the 2x4 blocks though). Or I may put stands under the rear axle.
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One of these days I will put a slot in a hockey puck that I have, to use for the pinch welds with any jack or jack stand.

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I always block the wheels and set parking brake.
If I'm going to work under the car I always have a secondary item to support if not on stands.
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Thank you! That was helpful! Can you buy the puck that you put on top of the low profile jack?
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What can bend the pinch welds is if you try to lift one side too high first to get a jack stand under. It puts too much force on the side of the pinch weld. I jack one side up and rest on a chunk of railroad tie I have. Then lift other side and place jack stand. Then come back around lift the first side remove the tie and place jack stand.


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Thank you! That was helpful! Can you buy the puck that you put on top of the low profile jack?
I believe you can buy various types but not very cheap.
Here are some pics to refer to.

https://www.google.com/search?q=hock...UXZO1Y3WSB8%3D
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A piece of slotted hardwood works just fine as a pinch-weld adapter. You can make one in a couple minutes and its pretty inexpensive.

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A piece of slotted hardwood works just fine as a pinch-weld adapter. You can make one in a couple minutes and its pretty inexpensive.

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And if not plywood, slot should be made across the grain, to minimize cracking.
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Regarding the puck approach, how deep the slot should be? Should it deeper than, same as, or shallower than the pinch-weld edge?

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Regarding the puck approach, how deep the slot should be? Should it deeper than, same as, or shallower than the pinch-weld edge?

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I would say, same or slightly deeper.
I'll try that Google link again.

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