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Old Yesterday, 08:55 AM   #1
DannL
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Default Jacking up car . . .

Are there any specific "preferred points" to place the car jack when lifting the Model A? So far I have lifted only under the middle front axle and under the middle differential. In both cases I was lifting two wheels off the ground. If I wanted to lift just one wheel off the ground at a time? Don't want to bend anything that's not already bent. ;-) Thanks in advance. Dann in OKC
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jacking up car . . .

I have just jacked one end of the front or rear axles to lift just one wheel. Have not raised them more than an inch or two. Have not found that to be bothersome, I hesitate to say about raising by a mid-frame jacking. I fear that may cause more problems than it will cure unless one used two jacks simultaneously. It would seem to be okay for a short period of time, but to leave it a week or so up on one jack would be inviting trouble, I believe. But what do I know? These frames may be stronger that I think. Your results may vary.
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I have just jacked one end of the front or rear axles to lift just one wheel. Have not raised them more than an inch or two. Have not found that to be bothersome, I hesitate to say about raising by a mid-frame jacking. I fear that may cause more problems than it will cure unless one used two jacks simultaneously. It would seem to be okay for a short period of time, but to leave it a week or so up on one jack would be inviting trouble, I believe. But what do I know? These frames may be stronger that I think. Your results may vary.
This would be my opinion also. I think the rear end would especially be a place I would not want to jack up from its center.

We have always jacked up one corner at a time. Putting car on jack stands.
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Default Re: Jacking up car . . .

The A's and all early Fords have been jacked up under the center of the diff since Cxxxxt left Philly. with no problems..................JMO
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Default Re: Jacking up car . . .

I agree with Paul. Front or rear by center or end, but then place a jack stand and remove jack. Easiest is lift in center and stands to the outside.
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