[DeTomaso] Techno question: Rear Jack Plate
cengles at cox.net
cengles at cox.net
Fri Jan 27 14:05:06 EST 2017
I, too, used the "special wooden adaptor" for years.
Somehow, it was lost and I began using a 3/4" thick slab of aluminum.
My rear cross member is buggered and scarred after years of previous
abuse and I finally decided to fix it with a permanent jack plate that
will always be there and will prevent further damage. I anticipate a
certain degree of convenience once it is installed by not having to bend
down and place the "special adaptor" before each service
session-----just position the jack and "away we go"!
Optimistically yours, Chuck Engles
On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:38 PM, Dave Londry wrote:
> Post them please.
> I use a piece of 4x4 pine with w 3/4 inch slot cut in one edge.
> Works fine, but it won't be with me if I ever need to jack the rear
> when I'm away from home.
> On 1/27/17 10:20 AM, thells wrote:
>> I have a '72 car that Gary worked on where he welded in a 1/4"
>> plate filling the space between the frame rails behind the
>> as a jack plate, it works very well.
>> He also welded in 2 large 1/4" plates on the inboard frame rails
>> behind the front tires on either side of the car as front jack
>> 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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