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Old 07-16-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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Stab Jack Stabilizers Question

Not sure this the place to put this but I have a question about making the stab jack stabalizers stronger. Know many have already put channel iron or some other material on the stabelizers by welding just wondering what you might think of putting on 2" x 1/4" channel iron by bolting it to the stab arm with bolts in several places maybe 4 places equally spaced. I believe I remember some saying they welded in a few placed along edge and thought bolts would accomplish the same thing I know that the nuts for the bolts would have to go between the metal braces already there or up in a whole I don't see that as a real problem.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:10 PM   #2
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Don't believe they will stow if you add to the outside of the legs. That's why I welded channel to the bottom side of the leg.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:15 PM   #3
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I ment the bottom side.. what do you think of putting on channel with bolts or you saying that welding is the only way to install??
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I ment the bottom side.. what do you think of putting on channel with bolts or you saying that welding is the only way to install??
I suppose you could bolt channel on. Anything to stiffen the flimsy legs. I welded because it was a lot easier. I am extremely lazy by nature. They had to beat my butt to get me to breathe when I was hatched.

BTW, the 1/4" strap braces have been replaced with 3/4" black pipe with flattened ends for the bolts.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:28 PM   #5
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Ok thanks OC. I am going to give it a try and see how it works on one if all goes ok will do the others. I am lazy also but all I have now is time and it does not cost me anything now.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:14 AM   #6
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Put a two bottle jacks one under each side of the front axel. Takes the bounce right out.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:41 PM   #7
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Yes that worked but i want the stab jack stabilizers where they won't bend so easy. OC and others have did that by welding just going to give it a try with bolts. May mot work as good we shall see !!


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