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Old 11-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Some lifts have small, hinged end tabs that can be flipped up to provide more clearance between the lift's arms and the car. When deployed, they pretty much form a knife edge at the point of contact with the car. I'll bet this is the cause of most of the damage, especially when the lift tabs aren't set right and only catch an unsupported edge of the jacking point. Use of the BMW pucks in this case wouldn't matter.

What about calling the jack plate accessory set the "Lift Armor Kit"?
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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How about "Sol Shoes" and "Sky Heels"?
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
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How about "Sol Shoes" and "Sky Heels"?
I like that!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #34 (permalink)
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How about "Sol Shoes" and "Sky Heels"?
I 2nd this, sounds nice
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm glad mine are mint! ...too bad the fenders are crushed! *doh*
ha, were they violent enough to pull away from the frame?

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Those are incredibly deformed, Rob. Are you gonna have to bend them back semi straight to use the "kappa whatevers" or will Dave's design mount some other way irrespective of how crumbled the area is?
Good question, mine are even worse. I was hoping these might replicate the standard shape but perhaps completely envelope.

Rob's right, once they start to go... man, they just go.

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The conceptual design I gave Dave was a flat plate with alignment/mounting tabs on the sides that would mount to the existing structure and envelop it. Dave said he has a design conct that will be slightly lower than the existing structure and provide additional clearance for the fenders
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:31 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Remote mounted air jacks attached to the frame horns would be nice with dowel pin locks.
Didn't Speed Racer do this back in the 70's?
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:04 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Platform shoes! I want em. I was just noticing things happening to mine.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Didn't Speed Racer do this back in the 70's?
You could be right, but I'm not sure because I didn't watch Speed Ricer. Indy and F1 have been using air jacks since the 50s. 1 NASCAR used them for 1 race, Fireball Roberts 1961 Pontiac had them ( installed by Smokey Yunick because the rules didn't say you couldn't). It would be a costly mod, but nice to have.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:32 AM   #40 (permalink)
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^So true! I've wanted them ever since I saw Unique Fabrication's build on Tjin's solstice back in the day. I wish their site still had all the build pics, these are the closest I can find and there are none of them installed.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:24 AM   #41 (permalink)
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...these are the closest I can find and there are none of them installed.
You can see the housing for one of the jacks in the 7th picture in the bottom group, just behind the front tire. Still not installed, but thats where it goes.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:45 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Yep, that's the closest out of all the galleries I looked through this morning.

Unique Fab used to have the full build documented and it was really a great gallery. I even emailed them a few months ago to see about rehosting it but never got a reply.

I would absolutely love a set though.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Dave,
Any updates on this new product?
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:39 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I would also be interested in a set of "whatever you're going to call them"
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:46 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Any updates on reinforced lifting plates or F&R tow hooks?
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