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Old 12-13-2012, 05:34 AM   #1
Help Lifting car with engine hoist!  
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I have a 1983 dodge omni and I need to lift it up to do some exhaust work and I've tried lifting it with chains to the front bumper but have no luck it there a special way to do this. I will be putting jack stands under it when i'm done lifting it. The reason for this is my jack won't go high enough for me to work on my exhaust!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #3
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you try cutting some 2X4s and putting them on your jack's lifting pad. Strap them down. or have you tried the drive up ramps?
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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Careful buddy dont want to read about you in the paper getting crushed by a car falling on you
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:14 PM   #5
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Use the floor jack and keep putting in 2x4, 2x6, 4x4 block between the jack and the car till the stands are fully extended or high enough for you to work safely.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:07 PM   #6
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Careful buddy dont want to read about you in the paper getting crushed by a car falling on you
Lol I'm not dumb I pride my self on being safe as I use jack stands not bricks like my redneck friends.

I will just use my drive on ramps or just lift it high enough on one side for me to work on my exhaust.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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make friends with somebody with a lift LOL luckily my dad has a lift in his shop

drive on ramps are the best and safest for the height you need
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
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sweet lord, look drive the front end on the ramps.
then jack up the left or right rear u choose, one side at a time, using good 2x4 as spacers on the jack plate to get ur height to get it on a jackstand on that side.
repeat for other side till car is completely off the ground.

remember its FWD soon as its on ramps lock the brakes.

BUT DON'T WORK ALONE UNDER THE VEHICLE
HAVE SOMEONE STANDING BY TO PULL UR ASS
OUT FROM UNDER THE CAR INCASE OF!!!!
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