<VV> Initial questions from a Corvair 'newby'
65crownv8 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 09:46:41 EST 2007
Yeah, but it's a hell of a lot easier to file a law suit against Sears, Mac,
etc. than it is to try to figure out who owns the import company that
brought the broken stand into the country under the name Cho Ling Imports.
Yeah, a good weld is a good weld, but can you visually identify a good
casting for the upright portion? Alan Bristow had one of these cheap Chinese
jack stands fail on him (not the weld, but the casting) right after he got
out from under his Spyder. Crushed a can of silver paint and inadvertently
painted the bottom side of the car, right before the nationals a few years
ago. Needless to say, he was happy the paint can was the only thing that was
crushed (he had gone inside to grab a sandwich when he heard the crash).
Me personally, I bought a set of old jack stands that were produced in the
50's. They're a lot heavier and a pain in the a$$ to lug around, but I trust
them. Yeah, there's no guarantee that they won't fail either, but they are
all steel, welded, and so oil soaked that they will never have a chance to
rust (PO swears they were never under a Corvair, but I have my doubts).
Total cost: $5.00 for all four at farm sale.
On Dec 24, 2007 9:09 AM, John Kepler <jekepler at amplex.net> wrote:
> One word of caution here, you will want to avoid the cheap Chinese jack
> stands here, event he 6 ton jobs. Go with a good name brand
> (Craftsman/Snap-on/Mac, etc.)
> You think???? Guess where those "good name brand" Craftsman jack-stands
> What works good, IS good regardless of where it's made, a good weld is
> pretty easy to identify, and if the price is right, I can always re-weld
> them if I want a belt AND suspenders.
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