Author Topic: What are the best jack points on a shop lift for a 66 Shelby Mustang?  (Read 617 times)

deathsled

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My car is going in to a local shop tomorrow morning to have them inspect and possibly solve the low hanging driver side glass pack. To avoid a burst vessel in my brain I want to advise them and fastidiously supervise the best jack points on their lift. All opinions welcome.
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When I bought my car the gentleman gave me this welded tube out of square tubing to use as a jack point to keep from bending the frame rails.
Apparently bending the frame rails is a really big problem on these cars!
Iíll be happy to take photos and send measurements if you need them?

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That would be good. Please send.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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If you are going to a muffler shop, they usually drive up ramps and the car is raised up by the tires.  At least here in California is how they do it.  That way the whole underside is unobstructed and the have full access to the exhaust system.
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If you are going to a muffler shop, they usually drive up ramps and the car is raised up by the tires.  At least here in California is how they do it.  That way the whole underside is unobstructed and the have full access to the exhaust system.
+1  ;)
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I did a full after hours recon of the place and they have the drive up ramps of which you described. It's all good. And thank you all for your input. Always valuable and valued by me.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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You are welcome!  Hope you have an easy repair.
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I suppose I get too neurotic about such things. After all, it's only a car right? It most certainly is not just a car! Sometimes I catch it staring at me as I am closing the garage door to go for a drive. Something more behind the headlights than glass a filament and wiring me thinks.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"