Deuce Jack Safety Questons

Mullaney

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I don't know about the rest of you, but I really hate how it seems the only jack stands I can find have curved saddles (n) I think I'm going to turn the jack stands 90 degrees even though it won't be the most optimal leg position for them.
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So just fishing for ideas here, but I wonder if a piece of wood between the stand (steel) and the axle (steel) would be a way to "better support" the truck? Somehow it just feels like more than those two little "ears" need to be supporting that vehicle...
 

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So just fishing for ideas here, but I wonder if a piece of wood between the stand (steel) and the axle (steel) would be a way to "better support" the truck? Somehow it just feels like more than those two little "ears" need to be supporting that vehicle...
I've seen that suggested at a Jeep forum, but that doesn't strike me as very safe with the possibility of the wood giving out in an unpredictable fashion. Most folks there didn't think that was a good idea either.

The way it's sitting right now, I don't think it's going to budge. But I'd rather have the jack stand applied correctly than this! The load sitting on the tips doesn't bother me so much as these are rated for 6 tons anyway, and they're going to be supporting only around 1.5 tons each at the most with my deuce. I'm more concerned about stability. Though the wheel chocks on the back wheels should help with that. I also don't want my truck vibrating off the stand when I start it to air up the front tires! Though I think that's averted here...
 

Mullaney

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I've seen that suggested at a Jeep forum, but that doesn't strike me as very safe with the possibility of the wood giving out in an unpredictable fashion. Most folks there didn't think that was a good idea either.

The way it's sitting right now, I don't think it's going to budge. But I'd rather have the jack stand applied correctly than this! The load sitting on the tips doesn't bother me so much as these are rated for 6 tons anyway, and they're going to be supporting only around 1.5 tons each at the most with my deuce. I'm more concerned about stability. Though the wheel chocks on the back wheels should help with that. I also don't want my truck vibrating off the stand when I start it to air up the front tires! Though I think that's averted here...
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Agreed. Maybe I didn't say it quite right.
I had thoughts of a piece of plywood (not OSB, real plywood) that would crush to conform.

Maybe and maybe not.

It just bothers be a lot when that "ear" on the jackstand is supporting the weight.
If that ear popped off, it wouldn't be pretty.
 
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