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Old 04-25-2018, 04:44 PM
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What design, type and size of wood have yall used to make cribbing blocks that safely hold the weight of these rovers?
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:27 PM
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I use 6 ton jack stands for mine. What do you need them for exactly?

http://www.myturbodiesel.com/wiki/wo...o-jack-stands/

You can use pine if the design is right and you use enough of it. But then they are crazy heavy and you have to store them.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:29 PM
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Or these for that authentic look and feel!
https://raceramps.com/ramp-category/off-road/
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:41 PM
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Cribbing blocks look to be more stable than jack stands, and if built correctly adjustable. Need to replace my Tcase and don't want to worry about a weight shift while under the truck while monkeying with it.
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All of the homemade cribbing blocks seem to be used on mainly cars that weigh much less than a rover, just wondering if anyone has built any differently that handle the weight well.
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Just use good, old fashioned Chicago cinderblocks.
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:16 PM
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Buy a sheet of high-quality 3/4" or 1" plywood and cut it into 8"x8" squares. It will last you a lifetime.
Alternatively, a long 6"- or 8"-wide oak board cut into squares will work for a while, but even oak will eventually warp and then crack under load.
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You can use pine if the design is right and you use enough of it. But then they are crazy heavy and you have to store them.
Tell me about it! I have a nice, neat stack of 4x4 and 4x6 offcuts that I use for cribbing all the time.
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Buy a sheet of high-quality 3/4" or 1" plywood and cut it into 8"x8" squares. It will last you a lifetime.
Alternatively, a long 6"- or 8"-wide oak board cut into squares will work for a while, but even oak will eventually warp and then crack under load.
I've had the same 1.5" thick X about 6" X 5" piece of plywood on my floor jack for almost 20 years. It's actually two pieces of 3/4" thick screwed together. I use it as a bit of a spacer on top of my jack saddle and it also conforms a bit to whatever surface I'm jacking up such as the rounded underside of a diff housing. It creaks, cracks, and groans every time but it's still going.
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Need to replace my Tcase and don't want to worry about a weight shift while under the truck while monkeying with it.
From memory, to slide out a combined trans/t-case assy, I needed ~24-inches of clearance at the sill. To get this I left the wheels mounted and added about 8 inches of cribbing below them.
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