[Saloon-lovers] Jack stand placement Mk 2

Hi All,

I need to put my newly aquired Mk 2 up on jack stands for a
long period as we do major mechanical restoration. Are
there any better loctions beside the jacking points?

Where shall I place the hydraulic jack to raise the car to
put the stands in place?

Many thanks,

Shelley Yoelin–
64 MK 2- 69 E FHC
La Grange Park, IL, United States
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In reply to a message from Shell Yoelin sent Sat 25 Mar 2006:

Center the shop jack under the front cross member and the
differential to get it up, and put the jack stands under the
‘‘frame’’ rails, close to the original jacking points. That
should give you all the stability you need, and the stands
won’t get in the way when you work around the wheels.

If you use a bottle jack on any point along the frame rails,
make sure you put a piece of hard wood between it and the
car, or it will dent the rails.–
The original message included these comments:

I need to put my newly aquired Mk 2 up on jack stands for a
long period as we do major mechanical restoration. Are
there any better loctions beside the jacking points?
Where shall I place the hydraulic jack to raise the car to
put the stands in place?


Jacques B / 62 MK II 3.8 Auto
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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In reply to a message from Shell Yoelin sent Sat 25 Mar 2006:

I also jacked the front up at the front cross member, using
a piece of wood (2x8) on top of the jack to spread out the
weight and avoid damaging the member. Most of the front
cross members are bent from previous jacks, and rust
weakness as well.
This week, while raising the Mk2 for the first time,I placed
the jackstands under each spring pan. We’ve been told to be
careful about allowing the front suspension to hang ‘on it’s
own’
You’ll see that it is held to the frame with rubber mounts.
Repeat–All that is holding the front suspension to the car
is rubber sandwiched between two pieces of steel! (in four?
places of course)

In the rear, I jacked the diff up with the jack in the
middle, then placed the jack stands under the leaf springs.

Any place you place the stands or jack, inspect the
integrity of the steel carefully; some of the cars with rust
don’t have strong enough components to support weight.

Louie
San Diego, CA
'67 Mk2
'66 3.8s
'55 Healey–
Louie
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In reply to a message from Louie sent Sat 25 Mar 2006:

Good point Louie, since mine doesn’t have any, I wasn’t
thinking about potential rust problems :wink:

However, if a floor jack is all it takes to bend your
cross-member, I think it’s time to replace it (the
cross-member, not the jack).

I left my MK2 on jackstands with the front and rear
suspensions dangling for about 4 months, and didn’t notice
any adverse effects when the car came down, but having the
wheels hanging as low as possible sure made it easier to
work on the brakes.–
The original message included these comments:

I also jacked the front up at the front cross member, using
a piece of wood (2x8) on top of the jack to spread out the
weight and avoid damaging the member. Most of the front
cross members are bent from previous jacks, and rust
weakness as well.
This week, while raising the Mk2 for the first time,I placed
the jackstands under each spring pan. We’ve been told to be
careful about allowing the front suspension to hang ‘on it’s
own’


Jacques B / 62 MK II 3.8 Auto
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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