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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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
Rob the Elder
Green Dragon's chief mechanic
Carol's husband for 47 years
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.
^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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