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Old 01-20-2016, 05:50 PM   #101
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Nobody is walking or working under any of these things you've posted, I guarantee it.* At least not in this country.


*well I'm sure they are, but those people are idiots, and Darwin will take care of them eventually.
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Safety concerns aside, it would be really shitty when you throw your 1/2" breaker bar with a few jack handle cheaters on a PPF bolt and the car starts spinning.

I think I've decided to build some wheel stands though that'll level the car and lift the tires up about a foot so I can easily make suspension adjustments. Similar to the ones in post 83, only not so deathtrappy (wheel stops, trapezoidal shape).
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:30 PM   #104
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Safety concerns aside, it would be really shitty when you throw your 1/2" breaker bar with a few jack handle cheaters on a PPF bolt and the car starts spinning.

I think I've decided to build some wheel stands though that'll level the car and lift the tires up about a foot so I can easily make suspension adjustments. Similar to the ones in post 83, only not so deathtrappy (wheel stops, trapezoidal shape).
you could just be lazy and buy these.

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I can build them for about a fifth of that.
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So can I. But I can buy them for a 1/10 of the time it'll take the make them.
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My set has a 1" fence on all the sides Where the tires sit, it keeps the car from sliding off the stands when it sits on the grease plates during aligments, i was corner weighing it on the photo on 83
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What you need is some kind of post mechanism, with bars to slide under the wheels so that the weight could rest on those. Even better you could get rid of the I-beams and just run the cables down inside the posts, hook them directly to the bars. Maybe replace the four winch motors with a single hydraulic one pulling all four cables...

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That's a lot better, can't see it in the photo. What size angle iron did you use for them?
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That's a lot better, can't see it in the photo. What size angle iron did you use for them?
I used 1"x1" x 1/8" angle, the top tray has 1/8" plate in it to support the tires and i use two 1/16" plates with grease between them to let the tires slide wothout a bind when aligning the car, i had the sacles on top of the stands on the photo i posted
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You don't have to have a welder to build some safe wheel stands for a reasonable amount of dollars. Wood cribbing block DIY for raising the car in addition to jack stands | VW TDI forum, Audi, Porsche, and Chevy Cruze diesel forum
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I mean I made my stands with the 16/16 cinder blocks in the direction they're strong. Home depot might have had a miss price on them because they were like a dollar and change.
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I mean I made my stands with the 16/16 cinder blocks in the direction they're strong. Home depot might have had a miss price on them because they were like a dollar and change.
How much do your stands weigh? I may have missed the pictures, but are they two blocks high?
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I've now had two more surprises from the the mortgage company. I had to meet the contractor who lives 50 miles away to retype his bid in a third(!) format and get him to sign it, then they wanted an engineer's report on a building that doesn't exist, which they decided to allow me to substitute a "feasibility study" for. This amounted to a second home inspection this afternoon (maximum wtf face) where the inspector counted rooms and took pictures of them (seriously), and looked out the back door long enough to go, "Yep, a garage would fit there." Whatever, man. Both are checked off.

Closing is on Wednesday, and the sellers have refused to push the closing for a fourth time. All three extensions so far have been because the mortgage company can't get their collective acts together, not anything we've done. We've been out of underwriting for weeks. If they come up with another stupid hoop to jump through then the shop project gets pushed off for six months, and I have to climb down the mortgage guy's throat.

I really haven't said anything about this on here, but I can't believe the amount of trouble this has been. I expected buying a house to be stupid, but it has been way beyond reasonable levels of stupid. Buying a house sucks.

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How much do your stands weigh? I may have missed the pictures, but are they two blocks high?
Heavy. 1 block high. Blocks are 16x16 in the weak direction and 12" high in the strong direction. + the 3/4" plywood to cover the holes + self stick tiles for leveling and slip plates. Its high enough to work on the car laying on your back.
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36 hours before closing, and we've finally gotten approval to close. The mortgage guy still can't give me an accurate number for my cash due at closing.
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Heavy. 1 block high. Blocks are 16x16 in the weak direction and 12" high in the strong direction. + the 3/4" plywood to cover the holes + self stick tiles for leveling and slip plates. Its high enough to work on the car laying on your back.

Do you tote them around in the race trailer, or just use them at home?
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36 hours before closing, and we've finally gotten approval to close. The mortgage guy still can't give me an accurate number for my cash due at closing.
That is normal at least as far as I can tell. I did not know my final price down to the penny till I showed up. I had an estimate within a few hundred, but until paperwork was signed and all I was guessing.
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It's 2016. literally all of this process happens on computers. Why the hell can't one of them tell me how much money I owe them until I sit down to close? My interest rates are locked in, the amounts of everything are known quantities, there are no mysteries here. It is inexcusable that nobody can tell me closer than +/- $500 how much money I have to bring to closing.
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It's 2016. literally all of this process happens on computers. Why the hell can't one of them tell me how much money I owe them until I sit down to close? My interest rates are locked in, the amounts of everything are known quantities, there are no mysteries here. It is inexcusable that nobody can tell me closer than +/- $500 how much money I have to bring to closing.
You don't bring any money. At least I was not allowed to. I wanted to bring a fat stack of cash and make it rain on the lawyer. I was told no, that I had to goto my bank immediately after and do a wire transfer to the lawyer.
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