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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:23 pm 
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[quote="mickmini"]From the good book for the front follow the instructions in the pics.

i used this to jack the front of mine up and place the stands. you can put the stands either end of the block of wood, or under the flat part of the subframe.

for the back the book says to jack it in the middle of the rear crossmember of the subframe. I put the stands under the flat part under the suspension cone, or at the outer end of the rear crossmember.

remember that the further outboard you can place the stands the more stable it is.

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Using the same instructions as above, i made a new jacking block out of good old aussie hardwood (having left the original with my mate Roald in NL).

It is far more robust in the hardwood than the douglas pine of my original one. I thoroughly recommend this as a means of safely jacking the front end, if it was good enough for the factory to include in their manual, good enough for us.

You can see in the pics how it works well with my new low floor jack (also left the old one with Roald).

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It is also worth reminding everyone about the factory recommended hoist lifting points. They are on the subframes and NOT the floor.

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Lovin it! Definately going to knock one up soon.

Thanks for posting your pics and the original pics from the manual.

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I have one made out of an old Railway Sleeper (hardest wood known to man!!) they work well...but can foul the front valance (if it has been distorted...I suppose)

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I have one made out of an old Railway Sleeper (hardest wood known to man!!) they work well...but can foul the front valance (if it has been distorted...I suppose)


I had to straighten the lip of mine to fit the original block. It was something that I had been meaning to do for a long time anyway :lol:

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Piece of 2x3 treated pine works as well as one could want... same piece works at the front and back.

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Brilliant. Thank you for posting the dimensions and photos. Will knock one of these up soon.

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Subject: Jacking block MkII - HARDWOOD


Here is an old one to revive, just wondering if this is also meant to work with a clubman, I assume so. does the subframe sit in the "v"?


Can anyone confirm this size block will work with the Leyland front end?

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No replies in here :P

It will work. There's as much room.

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No replies in here :P

It will work. There's as much room.


Not too much?

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Uploaded the pictures directly to ausmini to get rid of the photosprocket links and restore this how to.

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