[DeTomaso] Techno question: Rear Jack Plate

thells 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.

     -----Original Message-----
     >From: cengles at cox.net
     >Sent: Jan 27, 2017 9:33 AM
     >To: detomaso
     >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
     there are
     > any *better* methods to fasten the jackplate into position??
     > Curious, Chuck Engles

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