Hi-Lift Jack storage

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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby jes*b » 19 Feb 2018, 19:24

I'm leaning towards a roof rack ( yes that's what us middle aged call them ) on the Westy. And up there I plan to strap all the paraphernalia I want to take but don't want to be dealing with on the day to day or be flying around the chipboard interior in the event of a prang.
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby silverbullet » 21 Feb 2018, 22:45

The under-floor locker option is out there, but its a big commitment.

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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby bene » 22 Feb 2018, 08:20

I saw dougs post on facebook yesterday...
i like the idea as it keeps the weight as low as possible too.
I do have a diesel tank to go under the left side already so it seems logical to add more stuff down there. (obviously understanding the risk involved with an off road vehicle).
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby silverbullet » 22 Feb 2018, 09:26

I am considering it, but no deeper than the chassis rails and all steel. I do not see the point in using soft aluminium for the box.

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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby Jim San » 22 Feb 2018, 10:02

silverbullet wrote:I am considering it, but no deeper than the chassis rails and all steel. I do not see the point in using soft aluminium for the box.

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I saw another one of these floor lockers a few weeks ago, next to the sill, much more convenient to get to.
My heater is under there so rules it out unless I have that switched to the other side (which might be a good thing).
Probably more use to me than long range fuel tanks
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby bat » 22 Feb 2018, 10:25

bene wrote:I saw dougs post on facebook yesterday....


Hi I don’t think I’m on that Facebook group, any possibility of a link.
Think it could be my van. :)

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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby bene » 22 Feb 2018, 11:04

Its on the VW Syncro page.... and on Dougs vw-werks.
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby bat » 22 Feb 2018, 11:35

Thanks bene
found it (yes it is my van) I don't rely get on with Facebook can never find things.
Will try to post more when I get it back.

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PS sorry to have hijacked the thread.
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I am hoping to be able to store the hi-lift Jack in parts with the ladder shaft part and possibly the handle stord in boxes in the rock sliders (another project) along with the ground Anker and pins. the foot and rachet part will be stored elsewhere.
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby bene » 22 Feb 2018, 12:10

Nice!
sounds good....
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby silverbullet » 23 Feb 2018, 12:23

Think I'll just go for simple pin-type fixings, either low on the bulkhead or below the rear bench area.

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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby jebiga41 » 27 Feb 2018, 22:42

On my red van I mount it on the bulkhead inside the door as it easy to access and can be got out of the van in a couple of seconds, it's secure and also out of the weather (they can seize in the up position if not maintained and well oiled!) and it doesn't take up much room when vertical my 45l engel fits infront of it with no problems in the white van I didn't have a bulkhead so made up a bracket that bolts to the b post which fulfils the same function and is under test at the moment but seems to be holding out well. I tried a number of different locations and taking apart the jack etc but it just got in the way or was too much of a faw and just annoyed me when I needed it
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack storage

Postby rollercoaster » 20 Apr 2019, 22:46

For some time my Doka has carried the spare on the flatbed,
mostly strapped to the roll cage thing,
and sometimes laying flat if I need the load cover on.
Its pissed me off no end getting in the way of some loads,
often getting moved around or on and off.
And even sometimes being left behind on long journeys if its in the way.

So I had to do something about it, a fairly chunky 16"
I had many times tried to squeeze it under the rear seat.
Finally a few days ago, having chopped some space off the heater box,
hammered the lower lip up of the bulkhead to the locker box,
and bent the front of the seat base a few inches forwards.
It now does go in and out fairly easily, with the air out..

The Hi Lift was happily travelling in the locker box next to my tools.
Inside the wheel centre went wheel brace, electric air pump, high lift adapter,
and then I thought to try the hi lift laying accross the spare under the seat.
Although the wheel was not really going anywhere being wedged in fairly tight,
the addition of a strap tightening the hi lift onto the wheel really locks it all together.
the seat fits on no problem, and my tool boxes still fit in the locker.

Its a sweet result, the bends are acceptable to me, and would be easy to bend back.
The only thing noticeable really is in the middle of the front edge of the seat base,
a gap of a couple of inches, which I have filled perfectly with an ally scaff bar.
One of my favourite versatile tools to carry, often extends wheel braces etc.

235/70 16 is the size, and I did remove the handle from the jack.

Next I want to get some fixings to fasten the seat base down securely at each end,
something like rally cars used to hold their bonnets down in the 70's and 80's
Only for when I happen to park upside down...
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