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Old 06-07-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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homemade diy hi lift jack hood mount

I have seen a few diy hi lift jack hood mounts on here and took from some to create my own redneck mod version... I paid maybe 20$ for everything. Heres a list of supplies- (everything was bought from home depot and did not have to cut any metal) 2 brackets that attach to the jeep hood brackets (these can be found in the hinge and drawer handle section in home depot) 4 5/16 1.5'' bolts and polyurethane washers and regular cut metal washers for hood brackets (attach mount to hood), 1 36''x 2'' or 2.5'' iron sheet metal (not sure where these were, just search the store and youll find em), 3/16 metal drill bit and rivets to attach metal brackets to the 36'' x 2'' iron, 3/8 metal drill bit for lock hole and holes to attach lift to mount, and also for holes in the 2 brackets that attach to the hood, 2 2.5'' 3/8 bolts and wingnuts that attach jack to mount, 4 3/8 rubber grommets that i put on the underside of the 2.5'' bolts (this gave a more "snug" fit when locking the wing nuts down on the jack)... i also painted the mount with some left over por 15 that i had from a herculainer job i did on the tub. and a master lock to lock the thing to the mount..
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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heres a pic of underside where the 3/8 rubber grommets are,,, let me know if you have any ques!
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:19 AM   #3
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good job man!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:31 AM   #4
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very nice build thread!
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:10 PM   #5
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Clever, looks pretty sturdy!
What do the grommets do?

You say the two brackets were pre-bent?

Hard to tell, did they have four holes each?

I might could use them for other stuff too.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:03 AM   #6
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yea the thing doesnt wiggle or shift or make any noise at all,,, i think the rubber grommets really helped with this.. as i locked down the wingnuts i could really feel the grommets compressing which gave it a really snug tight fit.. not sure if snug is the right word just gotta try it to see what i mean. of course you can do it without these but i think they may also act as a kind of mini shock absorber if you hit a bump because everything is not metal on metal.. maybe redundant but theyre like 30 cents and i do believe they help.. as far as the brackets... yes they were pre bent and came with 4 original holes but none of these holes are of any use for what i did. the holes that it came with were the 4 holes on the top of the bracket that are in the corners.. i drilled the holes that are between these pre drilled holes as well as the 2 on the bottom part of the bracket that attaches to the hood... i went to home depot kind of blindly without a blueprint or anything. when i saw these brackets i was pretty surprised at how perfect they were for what i had in mind... you can see my marks on the brackets and iron.. lining up the holes to drill was the toughest part... and lie the hi lift on the 36'' iron piece and mark where the holes for the lift and lock will line up.
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I saw these brackets at Lowe's today. Look like they're pretty strong for many uses.

They were listed for use in blocking a door shut, with a 2"x4" board. You slide the board through from one side to the other.

There were also some similar brackets where you just drop the board down in the brackets.

These might be nice to mount facing away from each other. Then you could wrap stuff around them. Ropes, air hose for OBA, welding leads, jumper cables ETC.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:37 AM   #8
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yea theyre strong and i could see many uses for them as well
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:59 PM   #9
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So the jack is resting on the strip of metal and you have a holed drilled into that where you secure it with the lock? It's probably a stupid question but I really like the idea and just couldn't tell how the jack was secured.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:59 PM   #10
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yes i drilled a hole in the long strip of metal, and thats where the lock is through.. be sure you line the lift up to the long metal piece before drilling and mark the metal where youll drill so.. 3 holes total in the long peice, 2 for the bolts with wingnuts that secure the lift to mount and 1 for the lock..
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Got it. Thanks for the idea and for sharing it. That's a hell of alot cheaper then the mounts you see advertised.

Great write up.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:05 PM   #12
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yea they r way too expensive
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:12 AM   #13
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I wanted 2 keep the Weight/Center of gravity LOW so I just took a Diamond Drill Bit and mounted it on the rear bumper and got rid of the plastic side caps. Door opens fine... Cable Locked 2...

Good inexpensive way though... Personal preferance some show vs function...
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #14
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Great looking work. I've been looking for a good way to do this and have seen several examples that worked but . . . you know.

Two questions I have before I go off and duplicate this on my Jeeps:
1) How does it keep from blocking the washer spray nozzle?
2) Did you have to do anything special to keep any part of the jack from hitting something when the hood was raised?

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:09 AM   #15
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could u put different angle pics? becuz i'd love to make it for a shovel but i aint getting how to secure it down..

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could u put different angle pics? becuz i'd love to make it for a shovel but i aint getting how to secure it down..

excellent work !!
There are brackets available at home centers for the purpose of mounting electrical conduit. They work well for mounting small shovels. You might want to use wing nuts.

They look like this;
GAMPAK CONDUIT HANGER Used to secure and suspend 49140 SIGMA ELECTRIC
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:20 PM   #17
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damn sorry guys havent been on in a while-- 1st to answer your 2 ques... 1) it is in front of the spray nozzels so doesnt get in way at all... ill post diff angles that clearly depicts this in morn.... 2)i am able to raise hood about half way but the foot lookin part on the jack gets in way at that point im thinkin that if i flip it around it may not block... for the post after that- i already have brackets to attach a shovel on top. i have a short shovel so this works. if your shovel is longer thn 2 feet the lock will get in the way. but if youre wheelin you dont need a lock---- ill post those as well- its regular u brackets... buckshot said-"There are brackets available at home centers for the purpose of mounting electrical conduit. They work well for mounting small shovels. You might want to use wing nuts." this may be what im talkin bout too- i did use wings as well.... does this answer for now? any other ques? pics to come tomrw
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ps... the pics kinda show how it is clear of the spray nozls
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:45 PM   #20
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if you guys r in middle of buildn this u can email me at brdanforth@hotmail.com check that way more often
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:09 PM   #21
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heres mount without jack... and also with the u's that i will use to mount my shovel on top of the jack... remember when i have the shovel on i will not have the lock, shovel will not be a permanent fixture.. hope this answers ques
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:44 PM   #22
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I paid $20 for my hi lift( Army surplus in NJ). So, I guess I need to build one like yours, only cheaper!!!!!
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:56 PM   #23
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nice find!
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I paid $20 for my hi lift( Army surplus in NJ). So, I guess I need to build one like yours, only cheaper!!!!!
Which Army surplus store? I live in JC.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:24 PM   #25
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Bro, I wanted to thank you for the build thread. I stole your awesome idea and modified it slightly to make my own, but I would never have been able to do it without your original insight. Thanks!!

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:20 AM   #26
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pretty neat idea
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:46 PM   #27
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awesome!! thanks dudes! how r they workin for ya?
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:44 PM   #28
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Do u have any pic. of parts
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:45 PM   #29
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Yeah... There was a server issue a while back and all the old attachments were lost.

You may wanna PM the original poster to get pics.
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please the pictures, this its exactly that im searching!!!

please the pictures, this its exactly that im searching!!!

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