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Old 03-20-2011, 06:04 AM   #1
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Inexpensive Hi Lift Jack mount

Hello all, I just wanted to share a tip for mounting the jack in case you were still on the fence on where to put yours. After much debate and many threads read about mounting locations, I decided to mount mine inside and out of the elements. I decided against the hood mount, front bumper mount, and rear bumper mount. I appreciate all the help and pics leading me to my decision.

The base of the jack rests on the tub just behind the rear of the roll-cage on the drivers side. This mount secures the jack utilizing 2 u-bolts, 6 nuts, 6 washers, and 3 wing nuts and took me about 15 minutes. All items were purchased at Lowes for about 8.00.

So if your looking for a cheap, secure, and easy to do mod for mounting your jack; this one would be hard to beat.

P.S. The jack is accessible in about a minute and a half-not that your in a hurry, usually when these are used, your stuck!!
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:30 AM   #2
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I can't tell where that is. Is it behind the back seat going side to side? I like.

Never mind, I figured it out, but won't that get in the way of the soft top when it is done?

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Old 03-20-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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Thats were i run mine also, and no it dosent get in the way of the soft top. actually covers it up when the soft top is down so no one can see it in there.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:22 AM   #4
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Like rubicon05 said, it doesn't interfere and actually covers it up from opportunistics.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:09 AM   #5
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To clear up some confusion on exactly where this is mounted.
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I bookmarked this page. That's exactly how I want to mount mine.
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Nice! Thanks for the idea.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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What size u-bolts did you use. Just got a high lift Jack and really like where and how you mounted yours.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:37 AM   #9
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Nice idea but the tire cover is even better..... WRECK EM'
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:51 AM   #10
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lovemachine - it's very easy, cheap, clean, and secure!

jeepers29 - thanks, your welcome.

Firemedic730 - I want to say it's the:
Stanley-National Hardware 526 U Bolt SS Item #: 252476 Model #: V2193 $3.67 from Lowes

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Another Creative spot

I welded a piece of 1/4 inch steel plate to a cut off trailer hitch and put a bolt and nut through it. here is the result.
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I welded a piece of 1/4 inch steel plate to a cut off trailer hitch and put a bolt and nut through it. here is the result.
Uhhhhh, doesn't that kill your departure angle?????
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That's just shy of being a plow
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Although I have an LJ and more room, I mounted mine in the back with the bottom on the floor and the top on the opposite fender. The bottom plate is sitting on a rubber pad and the top is also. I drilled a hole in the fender well, hooked a j bolt that comes up through the jack frame and fastened with a wingnut. Tight, doesn't rattle and out of site out of mind. Only thing is I will probably never use it and have had this jack for probably 40 years. It will be coming out for that reason. I am going to invest in a air lift dealio that inflates with exhaust air or compressor. I saw a video on it somewhere and much more versatile and 100% safer.
BYW total cost was $1.00 for rubber pad and 2.49 for J bolt washer and nut.
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Uhhhhh, doesn't that kill your departure angle?????
Not really. It looks a lot lower than it really is
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nice and shiny though
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #17
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You should put a cover on the mechanism. It's going to get full of dirt, mud, etc., and they WILL kick your ass when they aren't clean and lubricated. I watched my Brother get hit in the head and knocked out cold by a high lift handle when the jack malfunctioned due to the mechanism being dry and dirty....
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Mounted mine on the roll bar just the same as the OP.
Out of view and protected under the soft top.
I bought the taller High Lift and then cut it off to get the maximum height that would fit inside.

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Thanks for the info!

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