Building a transmission jack adaptor plate
How I built my very own unsteady, unsafe, transmission jack adaptor plate.
But first, lets pay some bills:
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.
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.
I Stapled a piece of chain to the plywood. I think the chain will hold long after the plywood breaks.
- 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?
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.
- Next I sold out to make 02¢
so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.
But no minivans!
- Then I finished my beer.
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Last modified: 11/25/2014