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    nasty things - place them in a skip and get some proper axle stands and a decent jack.

    I binned the set I had as they were cluttering up the garage for years, then the father in law brought me another set two weeks later - as he was clearing out his garage and thought I'd like them ....binned them too.

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    What's so bad about them?
    Me das más grima que el bigote de tu prima

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfur fox-acre View Post
    What's so bad about them?
    They're not painted orange Arf! Ideal for shoving up the rear but I prefer axle stands for the front.


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    Yes anything major defiantly use axle stands. Handy for painting the rear underside. I just dont do vans on two post lifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfur fox-acre View Post
    What's so bad about them?
    They can be a twat to get up on, invariably one slips or moves, you end up half on or off, overshooting or not quite up on one.

    Mate had a bus roll off a bigger set, instead of running away he tried to hold it and got crushed bad, broke a few bones. just dont trust them.






    edit ---- Also a bit tricky if you need to take a wheel off to improve access for example those all too common T4 jobs.... 5th gear mod, CV boot, brake pads, discs, track rod ends, ball joints, steering rack gaiter, shocks, cambelt etc etc etc etc.
    Last edited by regcheeseman; 31st October 2018 at 11:21 AM.

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    I borrow me dad's pair, but have to jack up as most of my cars are too low to drive up them without catching. The van pushes them away so jack up and lower onto them.

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    I have these, they were made for my dad by the local blacksmith type fella in the village, they're older than me and twice as heavy!
    Never really use them anymore as they are a ball ache to get out and weigh so much, but as they were my old mans I cant get rid, would feel wrong.

    They come in handy for things like exhaust replacements or odds and sods at the rear, the trouble is as they are so high it is difficult to get certain vehicles on them nowadays due to deep front and rear bumpers/spoilers.

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    How about some Jenga style stacks of 4x2. I seem to remember reading somewhere that it was a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    How about some Jenga style stacks of 4x2. I seem to remember reading somewhere that it was a good idea
    How do you get yours up then Reg.... do you need the Mrs' help with your block and tackle???...


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    Think the ratchet axle stands are a far better bet than those that favour wooden building blocks. The said "got these for a tenner " are just for a quick and easy way of getting the back up. Never had any before these and to be fair the van went on a treat but on the flip side have used axle stands all my working life. Always prefer doing clutch's on big stuff on the deck that way. That way there's less distance for the box to drop if your unlucky enough for it to come of the trolley jack.
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