[DeTomaso] Techno question: Rear Jack Plate
thells at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 27 13:20:09 EST 2017
I have a '72 car that Gary worked on where he welded in a 1/4" steel
plate filling the space between the frame rails behind the transmission
as a jack plate, it works very well.
He also welded in 2 large 1/4" plates on the inboard frame rails just
behind the front tires on either side of the car as front jack points,
these prevent a lot of wear and tear on the frame rails themselves. Let
me know if you want pictures of this.
>From: cengles at cox.net
>Sent: Jan 27, 2017 9:33 AM
>Subject: [DeTomaso] Techno question: Rear Jack Plate
> Dear Forum,
> I have heard about permanently affixed rear jack plates
> for a long time. Mostly, I seem to recall them in Hall Pantera
> catalogs. I have never actually seen one.
> At present, I have my drivetrain out and the motivation
> to affix a rear jack plate. I have an appropriately sized 1/2 inch
> thick slab of aluminum. After inspection, I would expect to drill
> couple of holes through the rear cross brace, but I wonder if
> any *better* methods to fasten the jackplate into position??
> Curious, Chuck Engles
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