NISSAN Building a transmission jack adaptor plate
How I built my very own unsteady, unsafe, transmission jack adaptor plate.

But first, lets pay some bills:

  1. I decided to turn my cheap chinese floor jack (Torin / Harbor Freight? Can't remember) into a Transmission Jack. I have no idea what I am doing or if this will work.
    I removed the swivel thing from the jack using snap ring pliers.
    Transmission Jack Snap Ring

  2. I Drilled a hole in a piece of plywood and screwed some scrapwood to the sides. I hope the scrapwood will keep the transmission from rocking and hold the transmission up off of the bolt. The bolt is 14mm or something, and the washer is 7/16". Price of hardware: $2.00.
    Transmission Jack make platform

  3. I Stapled a piece of chain to the plywood. I think the chain will hold long after the plywood breaks.
    Transmission Jack Stapled Chain

  4. Now I have to put it all back the way it was, because how am I going to jack up the car with this damn transmission jack?

  5. The plywood was too flimsy and too short to reach the transmission! I removed the plywood and used a 2X4 instead. The 2X4 is thicker to reach the transmission and stronger to support it.
    Transmission Out

  6. Next I sold out to make 02ยข so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.

    But no minivans!

  7. Then I finished my beer.

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