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fuelnjktr
01-21-2009, 10:30 AM
My Hi-Lift is currently ratcheted down on the flatbed part of my truck, but it seems to always work its way loose at the worst times. I have a place to mount it but need two u shaped metal pieces welded on lower part of roll cage so I can secure it with two bolts. Am willing to drive truck to wherever, can bring refreshing beverage and/or pay cash, but lost my job in October, so plese be gentle.:aagh:

mingoglia
01-21-2009, 10:33 AM
I can handle it for you or a better bet would probably be Don Pryor as he lives in Scottsdale. I'm in Gilbert.

I actually fab'd these up out of some plate and 2" .120 square tubing a few weeks back:
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Doc in AZ
01-21-2009, 10:40 AM
good idea... i'm gonna have to make some of those, i was trying to figure out where i could put my jack.

fuelnjktr
01-21-2009, 10:52 AM
Yeah, that's what I need...what is Don's user name so I could contact him? I could come to Gilbert, not sure how far that is, what is your schedule?
Jim

mingoglia
01-21-2009, 10:59 AM
He's savagesun4x4. I'm surprised he hasn't responded yet. We could find some time to do it this Saturday in the afternoon. My schedules pretty tight usually but I have some free time. Depending on where you are in Scottsdale I'm between 20 and 40 mins south of you.

Mike


Yeah, that's what I need...what is Don's user name so I could contact him? I could come to Gilbert, not sure how far that is, what is your schedule?
Jim

lostoffroad
01-21-2009, 12:55 PM
you still need this done? i could do that anytime for you.

SavageSun4x4
01-21-2009, 01:21 PM
I will help out, I am available almost any time, shoot me a PM, I live over at Frank Lloyd Wright and Cactus, be happy to help out a fellow wheeler and guy with out a job.

SavageSun4x4
01-22-2009, 07:19 PM
check it out

We came up with this:) : http://www.savagesun4x4.com/enter/jeep_installs/hilift_mount.html

Inexpensive, strong, out of the way and works.

For those of you who have not see Jim's C-10 it is one of the coolest rigs around...

fuelnjktr
01-22-2009, 08:24 PM
Don, I owe you big time! Love the mount and will put it to the test on Saturday as I am going to do the Log Corral trail from Beeline to Bartlett, cross the river and keep going! Thanks for your time, your generosity and the great conversations! Let me know when you want to swap your axles and I am there to give you a hand. :smash:

I only live three miles from Don's house but driving the truck home was pure joy to not hear that jack rattling around!:)

Jim

mingoglia
01-23-2009, 09:37 AM
Yeah, having it mounted securely horizontal really quiets the jack down. I used to have mine vertical and it drove me nuts, now mounted to the cage, it's as quiet as can be.



I only live three miles from Don's house but driving the truck home was pure joy to not hear that jack rattling around!:)

Jim

fuelnjktr
01-23-2009, 06:11 PM
Thanks Mike, I look forward to showing you my truck as there are some other ideas I have and it would be great to get your thoughts.

Jim

mingoglia
01-23-2009, 06:31 PM
Oh, I'm full of opinions...be careful what you ask for! :)


Thanks Mike, I look forward to showing you my truck as there are some other ideas I have and it would be great to get your thoughts.

Jim