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Crossbeam for jacking?

Postby SAnt » Sat May 27, 2017 12:34 pm

Hi all,

According to this page, it recommends using a crossbeam when jacking up the car when placing onto axel stands.

repair-206/206/info/gb/e2ak0vk3.htm

I've tried searching and I can't seem to find one to buy anywhere. Guess I need to improve my googling skills. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Re: Crossbeam for jacking?

Postby gazza82 » Sun May 28, 2017 1:39 pm

Look at MachineMart
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Re: Crossbeam for jacking?

Postby SAnt » Sun May 28, 2017 9:08 pm

Can't seem to find anything. Perhaps just a galvanised steel U channel (as attachment) would do?

I think a 1m length should be adequate enough, but my concern is the thickness. If it's too thin won't it buckle and create damage?

Aaarrrgg, why isn't there more rear jacking positions so that axle stands can be put on the sill jacking points? Or have I missed something obvious?
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Re: Crossbeam for jacking?

Postby IanL » Mon May 29, 2017 11:42 pm

How about a length of wooden beam (say 75mm x 75mm), slotted to take the downwards-pointing "fin"?

Shouldn't cost too much.
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Re: Crossbeam for jacking?

Postby gazza82 » Tue May 30, 2017 12:06 pm

Sorry, thought you meant something like this ..

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Not cheap but might work, more useful and possibly safer than wood?

http://www.justoffbase.co.uk/Cross-Beam-Adaptor-2ton-Sealey-X136?ppc_keyword=&gclid=CPzknJa7l9QCFQEA0wodtI8B9A
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Re: Crossbeam for jacking?

Postby IanL » Tue May 30, 2017 2:09 pm

That concentrates the load at the two pads, whereas a slotted beam spreads the load along the whole length. Wood is plenty strong provided there's enough of it, and it will not harm the paint/underseal where it is in contact. And it's cheap - a decent timber merchant could do a couple for less than a fiver, and could slot it with a router, for a bit extra.

Also, the idea is that the load should be borne on the steel either side of the "fin", not on the edge of the fin.
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Re: Crossbeam for jacking?

Postby gazza82 » Tue May 30, 2017 5:47 pm

I'd still be reluctant to use the sill at all .... but then I maybe have had too many rusty cars in my time!
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Re: Crossbeam for jacking?

Postby Slo » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:28 am

Wood gets my vote every time as the cars sill edge will bite into it rendering it impossible (almost) to move about and slip out from under it. The bottom edge of the sill on the cc is pretty hefty if you are worried about using this to jack the car up because it looks flaky its probably about time you got a different car or a new sill :facepalm:
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