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Mounting a Floor Jack in Your Bed

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by dysfunctnlretard, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Mar 7, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Im pretty set on getting a lightweight floor jack instead of a Hi-Lift for my truck and Im trying to figure out ways to keep it down in my bed. Anyone got any ideas?

    Right now, my best idea is:

    I have a Short Bed Truck so the jack will be going located in a corner up against the cab.

    I was thinking about adding 2 extra D Rings in that corner (one on each side of the jack) which would allow me to lock the jack in the bed and keep it down.

    I was also trying to figure out what I can put in my bed that keeps the jack in place and from rolling around. I was thinking some of some sort of "L" shapped piece of metal, about 8 inches in length, which would come up from the bed and fit tight against the wheels of the floor jack to keep it from moving around. Yes the jack would already be tied down but the "L" pieces would just be extra support.

    I know Engage Offroad already makes a floor jack mount but $175 is way too much IMO.


    My Ghetto Ass Diagram of it:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    i would just rig some hooks up to the side of the bed, take a bungee cord, hook on one hook, wrap around jack and hook to other hook. thats just me though. lol
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    Make sure to carry around a block of wood too. I tried using a "lightweight" floor jack, it wasn't tall enough to get my wheels off the ground. (using the bump front & center)
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    I want a floor jack mount in my bed too, lemme know what you come up with
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    Bunjee cord wont work. I take my jack to my buddys house sometimes and Ive tried using bunjee cord to tie it down and it stretches the cord out alot. Im probably gonna do the D ring thing, use some metal chaining to hold it down tight and lock it. Then use the L brackets for further support.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    For sure. Ive got a jack right now that pushes up 20" and works great for my taco thats lifted. My new jack will be pushing 19".
     
  7. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    This looks like the one I had issues with:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well if it was me I'd buy some angle iron and make a box almost and weld it all together then drill two holes on on each side so add a top brace so it doesn't hope around. Sorta like how a battery box is with the top strap brace. I'd say it would maybe cost like $40-50 to make. Maybe only $20 if you got a good deal on steel that day.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    that, ideally is what I'd like. But have no clue what you just said. angle iron? lol. I dont know how to weld, have no access to a welder, blah blah blah. Maybe I can get a shop to make me one though...
     
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    was yours a 3,000lb jack or 2 ton? Im leaning towards getting the two ton since our trucks (DC) come in at 4200 lbs stock. My muds, future spare, bumper, blah blah blah will all add weight. The only thing is the 2 ton one is $50 more, but it lifts the 19" I want it to.
     
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    Angle iron looks like an L

    Yeah I'd ask a shop since you don't have the tools. It wouldn't take much metal. Any good shop that does a lot of work could maybe even do it with scrap they had laying around.
     
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    It was only a 1.5 ton, lift height was about 15" i think
     
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    yup. thats one of my choices.

    $60 = 1.5 Ton Race Jack, 15" of lift


    or


    $120= 2 Ton Race Jack, 19.25" of lift
     
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    why not a hi lift?
     
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    You should stay away from the 1.5 ton. You'll end up getting rid of it like I did :p
     
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    whats a Hi-lift?















    LOL. JK. Race Jack is easier to use and I can use it at home too. I once thought my sliders were welded on really well but now i question their strength. theres a couple plates the dont seem welded on very well and Im scarred theyll give. Plus, jacking up the truck from the sliders puts lots of unneccesary stress on that frame.
     
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    In my old truck I had buddy bend a piece of aluminum(steel maybe idk) to fit over my floor jack and then bolted each side to the bed and slid the jack underneath and used the jack itself to keep it from sliding around by jacking it up a little to put pressure on the bracket. if that makes any sense? no pictures but it kind looked like this.
    __|----|__ it worked pretty well for getting to and from places and never had any problems with it sliding around. took about 30 minutes to make and install.
     
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    makes sense, sounds like a good idea too.
     
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    Yea Im thinking that also. $60 is just soo much more tempting that $120. LOL. I guess I should just realize Ill end up blowing money by trying to savemoney
     
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