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Old 07-23-2018, 12:29 PM
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Thanks Berk4422 !
Where did you get your Crossbeam Adapter for your jack. It looks like the perfect length. I looked at the ones at Harbor Freight today and they seem way too long at 28" to 37". Their's also have a threaded stud that screws into their floor jacks. My 3-ton floor jack is set up for a 30mm stud.

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Did mine with pucks the first time, then got the Elite Engineering C6 Aluminum Frame Rails. They make things so much easier!
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Still looking for a Cross Beam adapter for my floor jack. I pick up my new toy today and will certainly want to jack it up this weekend to check brakes, detail rims, etc.
My current 3-ton jack lift pad has a 30mm stud that fits in the lift beam of the jack. Any ideas???
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I do 1 wheel at a time, no jacking pucks
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Still looking for a Cross Beam adapter for my floor jack. I pick up my new toy today and will certainly want to jack it up this weekend to check brakes, detail rims, etc.
My current 3-ton jack lift pad has a 30mm stud that fits in the lift beam of the jack. Any ideas???
Harbor Freight stocks cross beams.
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Harbor Freight stocks cross beams.

Which is where I got mine. I then cut mine down to the proper length using my circular saw and a blade I got from H. Depot.

Tony, I hope your dog does not drool!

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Thanks! I checked out the Harbor Freight Cross Beam and saw that it was not only too long but it attached to the jack arm with a fairly short bolt instead of a shaft like many jack lifting pads use. I'm assuming that you both have the Pittsburgh floor jack that uses that type of attachment?
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Which is where I got mine. I then cut mine down to the proper length using my circular saw and a blade I got from H. Depot.

Tony, I hope your dog does not drool!
We both drool
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Thanks! I checked out the Harbor Freight Cross Beam and saw that it was not only too long but it attached to the jack arm with a fairly short bolt instead of a shaft like many jack lifting pads use. I'm assuming that you both have the Pittsburgh floor jack that uses that type of attachment?
I do have a Pittsburg floor jack and I cut my HF cross beam to size just lie VI noted above

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I do have a Pittsburg floor jack and I cut my HF cross beam to size just lie VI noted above
Bummer that Northern Tool doesn’t still sell their cross beam adaptor.
How did you guys attach the lifting pads to your cut-down beam? The one at my Harbor Freight had threaded inserts welded into the movable arms. Also, were you able to find a length that works for the front and rear jacking points ?

Thanks again
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