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TR2/3/3A How To Jack Up a TR3A

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I want to jack up one side at a time and get both wheels on a side off the ground enough to slip a "race ramp" under each tire to keep the tires round during longterm storage. Is there a point on each side of the car where it's safe to place the jack? I intend to use a hydraulic floor jack. Driving the car onto the 4 ramps is impossible so the easiest way to get the ramps under the tires is to jack the car up a few inches. The ramps look like this:
 

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Just did this yesterday. I placed the hydraulic floor jack on the chassis rail just ahead of the TR3ā€˜s jack point; donā€™t want to mess up that area!

I placed 4 jack stands at each corner, rock solid!
 

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Use a board between the jack and the frame. The frame is only 16 gage and will dent...if that matters to you.
 

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I use a wooden block on my jack and lift at the factory locations. I like to lift both sides from the same side of the car. Your task is very similar to putting my car on its "skates" for storage.
 
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Are "skates" little sets of wheels that allow you to move the car around by hand?
 

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Yep! They are very easy and convenient to use and allow me to get three cars in a two car garage for winter or bad weather.
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Good question, I have no idea but, they do have a curved cradle for the tire.
 

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The wheels are centerlock. I wanted to put Panasports on the car. After reading about issues with the way the rear wheel studs are peened into the rear hubs, I decided to go with the centerlock mags. I was VERY patient and waited until the dollar vs the pound and a Rimmer's Bros sale got the price down to just less then $1K including shipping for four wheels. I've had them on the car for a little over 2 years. I still have my 60 spoke wires with no tires mounted. I liked the look of the mags and at the time was occasionally auto crossing that car.
BTW, within the last month Rimmer had a sales flyer that had some unbelievable prices.
 
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