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I've been looking through lots of SAS and other build threads and keep seeing tall screw type jack stands. I've searched around the Internet for long periods of time with no luck. Everything I find is either too short and way too tall... Can anybody post pictures and manufacturer names so I can get a set? I've got 4 axles to swap in the spring and need something tall enough to hold up the frame rails while the axle work is being done.

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Everything I find is either too short and way too tall...
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Do you have a welder? If so, just make your own. Or just give some plans to a welding shop and have them make you some.

I guess I don't really know what you mean by screw type jackstands. Most that I've seen used by 4x4 guys are homemade.
 

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I just made some at work all out of scrap. Took about an hour each because I just built as it went. I took 2" thickwall ID and 2" Thickwalled OD, 1 1/2x1 1/2 x 1/4" Angle iron and 2 x 2 angle iron.

Take your 2" ID pipe and cut it two inches below what you want your minimum height to be. Then take your 2"OD and cut it to the height you want to. Mark out a line 3 inches below the top of your ID pipe. Then measure for your angle irno peices from that line down. Cut your 6 or 8 peices the same. You can do the measuring to get them the same space apart, but I just put them up to the line and equally spaced them out. Your angle should be the same if they are the same length, and all on the line. Make a base of either angle iron, flat plate...anything really where it onnects all your sides. I also took some 1/2" x 4" stock and made a top for the ID pip. a 4" flat plate and 2- 1" peices on the ends angled.

I took scrap peices of angle iron and welded them to the bottom of your ID pipe, because thats where all your weight is going to be. I took pins from my 10,000 lb shackles for the pins. Drill a hole between the Top and where your angle iron starts, then drill whatever distances you want on the OD pipe. I'll get pictues up sometime for ya
 

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Wal-Mart special jack stands with a slight elevation modification...


Don't try that at home, unless of course you're as smart as I am:thumbup



Seriously, find the jackstands with the heaviest rating because they have more height adjustment and a larger base. Then you can build a larger lower frame on them and those $35 Wal-Mart specials are fine for that. I was gonna do that with mine, but that was really the only time I needed taller jack stands and I didn't have time to buy the steel and make them taller then. One of these days I'll get around to it. Actually I'll probably build a stand about 15" high that the jack stand can sit on so if I need a shorter set I'll still have it.
 

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mike, the stands on wood doesnt supprize me, but the floor jack on a log cracks meup!
 

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Thats not taking any weight, its just there for an extra safety factor while I had the axle out. I used the engine hoist to actually lift the truck up and set it down.
 

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Thanks for the pictures guys. When I was over at Dustball's place he has his Ranger/Bronco on some screw type jack stands - just wondering if those were purchasable. We do have everything we would need to make our own jack stands - just looking for an easier approach. We have four 10 ton stands, they are just car size. I guess we could just build stands for them to sit on for added height.
 

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I was hoping for new info in this thread, it didn't show up so I'll add what I found. McMaster-Carr sells the threaded rod and threaded nuts/sleeves/etc to make the screw type jackstands. They have them up to about 1 1/2 inches in diameter which should be good for several thousand pounds a piece. The also have the "wing nuts" that make them easier to adjust.
 

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Ouch those are really expensive!

Cap., Min. Max. Max. Saddle Base
tons Ht. Lift Ht. Dia. Dia. Each

12 9 3/4" 3 3/4" 13 1/2" 2 7/8" 4 3/4" 2926T13 $109.74

12 11 5/8" 5 3/4" 17 3/8" 2 7/8" 5 1/2" 2926T14 116.41

12 15 5/8" 9 3/4" 25 3/8" 2 7/8" 6 1/4" 2926T16 148.34

20 11 3/4" 5" 16 3/4" 3 1/8" 6" 2926T18 163.67

20 13 3/4" 7" 20 3/4" 3 1/8" 6 1/2" 2926T19 177.78

20 15 3/4" 9" 24 3/4" 3 1/8" 6 3/4" 2926T21 193.61

24 17" 8 1/4" 25 1/4" 3 1/4" 7 1/4" 2926T24 258.31

24 23" 14 1/4" 37 1/4" 3 1/4" 8 1/2" 2926T27 337.36

Optional Turning Bar for 12-ton Jacks (24" long) 2926T42 27.77

Optional Turning Bar for 20-ton Jacks (36" long) 2926T43 26.76

Optional Turning Bar for 24-ton Jacks (42" long) 2926T44 75.26
 

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i'll sell ya mine for $100 then:beer

The threaded ones would be nice, but i would think you'd have to jack the truck up anyways because of all the weight on them. I only theres some scaffolding at work that has these. Can they lift that much just by screwing it?
 

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The threaded ones would be nice, but i would think you'd have to jack the truck up anyways because of all the weight on them. I only theres some scaffolding at work that has these. Can they lift that much just by screwing it?
No. They're jack stands, not jacks. The advantage of the screw type is it's infinitely adjustable, not that you can use it as a jack.
 

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id love to find the rods you mentioned, well i did but didnt find the right nuts or sleeves. i could easily build the correct size for my application. ive even thought of using jack stands..for houses.
 
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