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Old 02-27-2004, 03:15   #1 (permalink)
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Question Axle stands vs. Sundeep Stands™

I'm in a position now where I am in need of more axle stands for both the EL and the EA due to changing wheels etc, and I'm seriously considering using Sundeep's technique of using thick wooden stumps to do the job. Just wondering if anyone has any reason why this may not be safe? Funds are very tight at the moment but I'd buy proper axle stands if there was any real benefit. I can't see one myself. This picture is Sunny's car (top) and Wayne using proper axle stands (bottom) with Sunny's wreck in the middle.



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Old 02-27-2004, 03:19   #2 (permalink)
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I do beleive I invented the 'stump' stand

Use stumps or whatever you can find. Not like its undstable and if the EL isn't going to be moved of the nature strip for a while it'll be less tempting for some thug to pinch em.
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What's with the avatar NZ?? Kinda contradicts your signature
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Don't use stumps unless you have to, even then be VERY careful. On one ocassion the wreck in the middle pic actually fell off those stumps. Thankfully nobody was under or around the car at the time.

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Re: Axle stands vs. Sundeep Stands™

There is nothing at all wrong with stumps, in fact anything that is solid and stable is fine.
A stump is probably less likely to fall than a stand.

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Old 02-27-2004, 03:41   #6 (permalink)
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As long as its base is wider than its height you should be ok. The stumps in the 2nd pic look far too narrow for their height.
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What's with the avatar NZ?? Kinda contradicts your signature
Contradicts?? How?

Its the engine that is going in the EA I am selling soon. Many hours of cleaning involed in that. I just need to get around to putting it in now.
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Re: Axle stands vs. Sundeep Stands™

nothing wrong with stumps. we used the stands because we needed to have the car at a certain height for the diff change, and the stands were easy to get hold of.

a short, wide stump is prefered as it wont tip over.....the 2nd pic looks scary....
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Re: Axle stands vs. Sundeep Stands™

I use bricks stacked on top of an old rim. im a dodgy bastard though.
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