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Jack Stand Points


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Lyn, I had the opportunity last year to do several DIY's on our 98 986 and I had the same questions. I asked around in the forum and discovered that the best solution was to invest in a quality low profile floor jack from Pep Boys with 4 excellent quality LOCKING jackstands. Then since the car has a 'unibody' weld running along the length of the car the best simplest solution for me was to construct using common hockey puck 'bumpers' that fit into the jack pad and the top of the jack stands. You cut a slot down the length of a puck and that fits into the unibody weld without crushing it. You place the jack far enough away so that once the car is in the air you can slide the jack stands in and place them on the jack points. For those bumpers I cut a oval sized piece from another puck and used a drywall screw to secure it to another puck creating a perfect fit that locks into the jack point without having a metal to metal contact point. The hockey pucks works great as they are vulcanized HARD rubber and they are appox $1.00 each you will need about 6 to fab these pads out. If you like I can take pics of the ones I made so you can see what they look like.

They work great and can be used over and over.

Have fun

m2

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