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My take on a "hi lift" jack mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by andrew61987, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Jun 20, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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    andrew61987

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    I technically have a Canadian Jack-All farm jack but we all know them as high lifts. I have a sleeping platform back there so the regular bed rail mount was a no-go. Simple, sturdy enough I'm hoping. Didn't bother with wing nuts because theoretically I don't use my jack very often, I only carry it for emergencies and I have a ratchet in the truck. Painted the nuts and washers (only the ones holding the jack) orange so I don't lose them in the woods if I ever need to take it out. The steel is 1/8" from the hardware store to spread the load out as much as possible on the composite wheel well. I used adhesive on the outer portion to keep water out. Hardware is 1/2". The non-orange nuts are nylon stop nuts, I stacked two of them to space the jack away from the well.

    For the record: I have since disassembled and cleaned my jack. :thumbsup:

    See pictures for install:

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    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
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  2. Jun 20, 2017 at 12:38 PM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    It looks good but i think that the jack has seen better days! haha. People have taken them apart, sanded them down, repainted, and it looks brand new!
     
  3. Jun 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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    andrew61987

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    See my edit :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Jun 20, 2017 at 1:12 PM
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    Those jacks can and will hurt you. Make sure it is clean and lubricated, and never stand where the handle can pop up into your face. It happened to a friend of mine and it wasn't pretty.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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    moweryaviation

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    Mount looks good! Plenty strong. As long as it does not take up too much room. I had mine on the bed rail for years, no problems at all. I had cut outs in my bed platform and carpeted around the jack when I had it mounted just under the rear window. BTW, I had an old jack like that. I hauled it around for years and years and never used it. I got board the other day and went to play with it. It did not work! In fact, it would not retract. So I had to push the truck off of the jack. I gave that one to my neighbor and bought a new one. I could have cleaned it, and probably got it going, however i need that time for other mods!
     
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    diabetiktaco

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    Is that the first hi lift?
     
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    been in the same boat scary experience.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    andrew61987

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    Old thread but oh well -

    Yes when I first got the jack it was very finicky and felt unsafe. I took it apart and degreased/cleaned everything with a toothbrush and got all the gunk out then I sprayed the whole mechanism as well as the rail with this:

    https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Teflon-Non-Stick-Dry-Film-Lubricant/dp/B018FTA5WA

    I've since lifted and lowered my truck 30-40 times with that jack and it's worked flawlessly 100% of the time, both up and down. I also take it out and give it a test run on my truck once a year to make sure it's going to be safe for me when I need it.
     

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