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Old 02-14-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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Jack Adapter for E-450

The Ford E-450 “Twin I-Beam” front suspension has no good spot to place a bottle jack. The beams have pins for the jack that is supplied with Econoline vans, but a hydraulic bottle jack doesn’t work on it.

I fabricated an adapter that fits on the top of the jack ram and securely engages the lifting pin on the axle. The adapter is made from a piece of pipe, split lengthwise, welded to a pipe cap that fits on the jack ram. Use “black iron”, not galvanized. Welding galvanized pipe creates toxic fumes. Notice in the photos that the split pipe is offset on the pipe cap, with the end of the pipe flush with the outside diameter of the cap.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:33 PM   #2
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Neat idea and best of all it works.
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