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Old 05-03-2012, 07:11 PM
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I have always jacked mine by the diff... I just make sure it is far enough towards the front of the car on the diff. so it doesn't bend the cover.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:52 PM
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Pretty much this reason..

https://mustangforums.com/forum/2005...rs-beware.html



This solved it...



I still pumpkin jack all the time..
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:04 PM
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Because gear fluid smells so bad you can taste it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:13 PM
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Proud member of the pumpkin jacking crew right here!
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:26 PM
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Y'all watch out, 157dB is going to come in here and type several semi-coherent short, oddly-widely spaced lines excoriating you for your alleged stupidity.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:32 PM
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Only do it if you're not an idiot.

If you are an idiot, it's not safe, don't do it.

But seriously, just don't let the cover have any pressure on it, how hard is that?
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:11 AM
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I use about a two foot piece of 2x6 I put between the floor jack and the pumpkin to help spread the weight evenly.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:49 AM
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You shouldn't need anything between the jack and the diff unless you have some type of odd jack with fingers sticking WAY up.

You can sit the jack centered below the diff and it won't even touch the cover.

If you messed it up from using the diff to raise the rear end then you did something wrong.

I don't use a 2x6, phone book, or anything, just a jack. I've never had a problem on ANY of my cars from a 98 Jeep Wrangler, to a 1985 FB3S, to the S197.

If you broke something you were doing it wrong in the first place.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:20 PM
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I have a great jack that has a nice rubber cover on the jacking point. Works perfect with with pumpkin.

Ris......very funny post!
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 808muscle View Post
I have a great jack that has a nice rubber cover on the jacking point. Works perfect with with pumpkin.

Ris......very funny post!
Well.. this damage was done with this jack (hockypuck center)...



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