I make up Axle jacking blocks. I only made up a few and have never used four to lift the whole car up on jack stands, but I donít see why you cant. I am posting two PDF drawing for your use. Check your axle diameter, you may want to change the radius. I use contact cement and glue on leather and tuck in into the two grooves on the top, not explained on the drawing.
I need to state this is not my idea, I have never seen them used at any of the car tours Iíve been on but have been told of then and drew up what I understood them to be. They have worked fine for me.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 10/23/09 11:44AM by Rolly.
I don't put my Stanley or other antique cars on blocks over the winter. My thinking is if the house or attached garage caught fire me, the neighbors, and/or the fire fighters could easily push the cars out of the garage. With blocks or jacks you are stuck! Tom
Posted by: Mike Clark (---.brnt.adsl.virginmedia.com)
Date: October 23, 2009 03:51PM
Just use ordinary axle stands and place them under the bolt heads at the end of the perch poles - I know they are not under the centre line of the axle but it doesn't seem to be a problem. Just don't shove the car around too much while its up there!
Bugatti who had the same problem with a truss rod on the back axle used a split aluminium casting which straddled the truss rod, clamped onto the axle and formed a jacking point below the truss.