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Author Topic: Best places to block-up chassis  (Read 888 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2014, 07:33:18 AM »

Lol don't go beating around to much on a MCI 5 either they rust with the best of the best
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2014, 08:55:04 AM »



I have four levelling jack under HUGGY. I can raise one side and change a air bag.

Did it twice before I  changer my steering stops to keep the front tire from rubbing.

I am not hardheaded.

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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2014, 09:01:59 AM »

What type of jacks and where did you mount them?
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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2014, 09:29:49 AM »

OK, I just had a crazy idea and I know you guys are going to flame me for it, but.......

What about building a metal box to bury under each tire.  Then in said box mount a air powered jack that pushes up on a plate on the top of the box.   Lift all 4 up and you would have the same thing as run up blocks.  If you wanted to take off a tire, block up the axle and let the jack down on that tire.  When it is in the full upright position, place wood blocks between the plate and the ground, just in case you had a jack failure. 

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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2014, 01:21:17 PM »

OK, I just had a crazy idea and I know you guys are going to flame me for it, but.......

What about building a metal box to bury under each tire.  Then in said box mount a air powered jack that pushes up on a plate on the top of the box.   Lift all 4 up and you would have the same thing as run up blocks.  If you wanted to take off a tire, block up the axle and let the jack down on that tire.  When it is in the full upright position, place wood blocks between the plate and the ground, just in case you had a jack failure. 

OK, flame away.

No flame, but to do this you have to have several things in place.  A pretty substantial jack, a mechanism to keep things from falling over with the weight on it, and a way to keep the jack from going down instead of the bus from going up.  All it is is money, but cheaper to have the ramps.
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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2014, 01:26:14 PM »

No different than if you were jacking it up normally, just that the jack would be buried deep enough that when it was down the plate was level with the ground.
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2014, 05:20:59 PM »


Mung

I hope to get to Arcadia this news year. come by and check them out.
Was on coach when i purchased years ago.

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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2014, 05:29:45 PM »

We will be there for sure, so I hope you make it.

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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2014, 05:41:32 PM »

So what is the maximum height that a 4104 will be able to run-up on run-up blocks without burning out the clutch? 
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2014, 07:59:41 PM »

You don't clutch it up, you get a bit of momentum and let it roll on.
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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2014, 05:04:00 AM »

So what is the max height I should go with for the run-up blocks?  Also I am assuming it is too much to ask of the 4104 and my driving ability to run up all 4 wheels at the same time, so run up on the fronts, then jack the back?
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« Reply #26 on: Today at 07:28:45 PM »

Four is no more difficult than two. Just set the blocks all the same distance from the tires and go to it.

It is a good idea to put a good hefty chock at the end of one block to keep from going too far.
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