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Old 10-11-2015, 11:13 AM   #11
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My homemade L shaped ones are 1/2-13. Made them L shaped so they would not have a tendency to loosen on their own with the L and gravity keeping the heavy end down.
Nice idea, just need to make sure the bar is to the right of vertical, if upwards, I guess so the weight pulls it tighter, not looser
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:26 AM   #12
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Had both do yourself a favor and look into steady fast system there's no preload super easy
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:26 AM   #13
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Nice idea, just need to make sure the bar is to the right of vertical, if upwards, I guess so the weight pulls it tighter, not looser
Mainy so they don't move while in transport position, I don't tighten them in the transport position because having CRS, I would most likely try to extend the jacks with the stabilizer tubes tight.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:28 AM   #14
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Had both do yourself a favor and look into steady fast system there's no preload super easy
And throw away perfectly functional, time tested homemade ones?? Don't think so.
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If I were still at work, I would have used our lathe and made 3/8 - 1/2 reducing bushings. But now that I am retired and my time is more valuable, I'd try to find some long 1/2 bolts and bend them to L shaped as Old Coot suggested.

I haven't lost any T handles from my JTs yet but the do move in travel. I have several spares, but I actually thought about cutting one side of the Tee off and let gravity help.
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If I were still at work, I would have used our lathe and made 3/8 - 1/2 reducing bushings. But now that I am retired and my time is more valuable, I'd try to find some long 1/2 bolts and bend them to L shaped as Old Coot suggested.

I haven't lost any T handles from my JTs yet but the do move in travel. I have several spares, but I actually thought about cutting one side of the Tee off and let gravity help.
I just used a 1/2" bolt and welded a pc of 1/2" rod on the head of the bolt.
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Had both do yourself a favor and look into steady fast system there's no preload super easy
Whadya mean by "preload" for the other stabilizers?
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