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Dr H

An Alternative To Axle Stands....

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Following my call out to the wonderful forum that is MLOC re spare wheels or axle stands while I get my wheels refurbed, Jody very kindly lent me his 'foam blocks'. They are made from foam used for modelling and insulation. Super-light and great compressive strength.

 

Got the car up on them last night and they are great! So stable and nice and kind to the underside of the car.

 

A great alternative to axle stand or the boxes of paper method used by a lot of others on Elises / Exiges. I think I might need to source some for myself.

 

Thanks again to Jody!

 

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Mega no worries mate anytime! Might price some up if their is any interest!

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Mega no worries mate anytime! Might price some up if their is any interest!

 

That might be a plan. I bet your place gets a very good deal on the foam.

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How on earth did you get those scratches on the rotors?

 

;)

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How on earth did you get those scratches on the rotors?

 

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Sod off!

 

The floor needs a clean as well smile.png

 

Garage or car???

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Garage floor needs a sweep. You are slacking Leigh. I would probably never leave a garage that size :)

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Blue and Pink Lol I have been on the Beer!!!

I can check but blue is our main material, it's actually caravan insulation!!!

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Jody, get some blocks and bring them to the next Fish Meeting

 

please?!? ;)

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you know what our models at work are propped up with the pink foam and I never thought of that! Need to be friendly to one of the modellers.

 

I didn't thing you were supposed to prop the car on the engine panel at the back without taking it off?

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I didn't thing you were supposed to prop the car on the engine panel at the back without taking it off?

 

I thought about this. You can support the car slightly further forward on the chassis outer but the Honda is a bit heavier at the back to wanted to use the jacking point further back.

 

I watched very carefully for deformation of the under tray as I did this and it shows no sings at all. Maybe when I take them off I'll be proven wrong but seems OK so far!

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If you place them where the large bolts go through the last undertray all should be well. I have jacked up here lots of times with the undertray off :)

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If you place them where the large bolts go through the last undertray all should be well. I have jacked up here lots of times with the undertray off smile.png

 

That's where they are -so hopefully all OK.

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