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Technical Cribbing Boxes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rockable, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. rockable
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    Do you use cribbing boxes? I built these for doing suspension work and am also using them for my build. A buddy, who is a long time builder, saw them and asked me to make him a set. For about 60 bucks, you can buy all the 2 X 4's, nails and glue you need. Use kiln dried studs, as they are lightest. These elevate the car 12".

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  2. j hansen
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    This is my version,did not have enough wood at home:) Skärmavbild 2020-06-24 kl. 14.13.55.png
     
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  3. Blue One
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    A few threads already on here about stands to support vehicles.
    I built these, also 12” high.

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  4. X-cpe
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    Not a lot of lateral stability there. Maybe a 2x across each end diagonally braced and one on each side at the top to widen the tire contact area. Although I do understand doing what you can with what you've got.
     
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  5. flatheadpete
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    I need to build some. I have more than enough boards...
     
  6. Atwater Mike
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    This is practical, enduring, and broadening: That is, they Might make better carpenters out of most of us!
    Serious note, these will stack in 15 square inch footprints, atop one another...as was designed-in by @Blueone... Those are lifetime-usable, excellent design and height.
    Those. The blue ones... :D
    12 heavy Rack and pawl steel stands (I keep them inside) are constantly in the way, seldom have 3 cars on stands at one time. NOT stackable.
     
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  7. X-cpe
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  8. j hansen
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    Therefore four jacks. Skärmavbild 2020-06-24 kl. 16.53.07.png
     
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  9. Squablow
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    I have my '57 up on cribbing right now, works really good, mine aren't real pretty but they have a big footprint (made of scraps, kinda heavy) My biggest issue is my jack max lift is topped out, even with a board under or above it, any more and I'd have to make the jack it's own special cribbing to get it any higher. Works real good though, poor boy lift.

    Also nice is then the suspension is loaded. I used it when I did my inner rockers and door fitting, so the car wouldn't flex like it would on stands, building my exhaust now and it's nice to be able to turn the wheels full-lock with weight on them to see where the suspension and steering will be.
     
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  10. 67L36Driver
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    67L36Driver

    I make custom size and they cost nothing.

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    I also collect and overhaul chainsaws. Requires test cuts. Takes about ten minutes or less.

    We call it freehand slabbing.

    Son in law carries them off for his fire pit.
     
  11. 41rodderz
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  12. j hansen
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    To get this high up I made a riser for the floorjack,black=Dodge,white=OT car. Skärmavbild 2020-06-24 kl. 18.46.13.png
     
  13. Mr48chev
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    The cribbing that Rockable showed in post 1 is solid and is not going anywhere no matter how hard you jerk around on something on the car, The welded up ones that blue one showed look plenty strong and stable but the blocks that J Hansen showed don't appear to have a lot of lateral stability if you were to push hard to one side on the car. The chain saw blocks look like nice firewood and little else.
    Any of us can make cribbing similar to what Rockable showed that will be stout and safe and if you scrounge a bit almost free. They also work for asphalt or dirt if you have to work outside. Most metal stands or ramps aren't very safe to use there anyhow.
     
  14. Heavy Duty Jack stands. HRP

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  15. 41rodderz
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    I have a friend that him as well as his son use cement blocks . I stopped and told him a story about my brothers friend that got crushed using them. He said . Thanks . I gave him three sets of jack stands and last time I was over he had his truck all cement blocked on all four corners. Not good.:oops:
     
  16. 41rodderz
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    I guess I don’t want to rely on screws keeping me safe. J. Hansen’s set up I wouldn’t try ever.
     
  17. jimmy six
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    I use 6"x8" cribbing block under all 4 tires when I'm under. I to add edge squares for roll protection. I also built wood cribbing for use under jack stands. Personally I don't use or like nails and have gone to coated deck screws. I even predrill to not split the wood. Rockable's are nice and definately stable.
     
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  18. evintho
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    I've got these under my '54. Very stable.

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    These were under the roadster. Four sheathed 4x4s standing on end with a 2x12 top plate. Held the roadster for years with plenty of maneuver room underneath!

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  19. BamaMav
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    Mine is currently on four steel drive on ramps. Been like that for 3-4 years now. Real stable, not going anywhere....
     
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  20. 51504bat
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    This is what I use when I'm working under my '39 p/u.
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  21. 41rodderz
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    Yes sire , bob. I have used four ramps as well. The down ramp always aligns with my creeper moving around but oh well.
     
  22. Bandit Billy
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    I built these, they aren't wood and they really aren't for service work but they're cool.
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  23. Blue One
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    Plenty of steel left over for sure.
    I cut them out of 3/16” steel plate, plenty strong, 1/4” is too heavy.

    They are safe secure, look good and stack for storage. :cool:
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  24. rockable
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    Danny, I use jack stands, as well. But when you want the car sitting on all 4 wheels, this is the bomb. Great for exhaust, suspension and build work where you want the chassis loaded.
     
  25. Blue One
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    I also built these to support my quick change while the front wheels were on the stands.

    They were good while I was testing and tuning and looking for leaks.

    They’re going to come in handy for changing to the helical gears in the quick change.

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  26. goldmountain
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    I have been using plastic milk crates to stabilize the body while it is on the rotisserie. Wouldn't use them for anything serious however.

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  27. I plan on building some, even a foot high helps. Gibbons Fiberglass made some that I have used, very nice
     
  28. 67L36Driver
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    I’m glad your not in charge of spending my time and money.



    I’ll have to make some fancy ones next time I break in a rebuilt chainsaw.
     
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  29. X-cpe
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    X-cpe

    Mine are old alignment stands that were being thrown out. The legs on the front ones are shorter than the rear because of the turn plates so I took the adjuster bolts out of the rear and flipped the legs so I wouldn't be wearing on the hollow threaded ends. A tad over 12" tall. I don't clear by as much as I used to. (LOL)
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  30. Country Joe
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    #$%# Now I know why I couldn't find them online! LOL I should have asked but, when I saw your stands I thought they looked great and I needed a set. After a fruitless search I bought the 12' Race ramps as pictured in post #20. I am pleased with them.
     
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