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Old 03-14-2019, 03:49 PM
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I'm about to use a floor jack I bought at NAPA or AZ (I can't remember). This is scaring the hell out of me.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:09 PM
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with the car up, large wooden blocks under the tire in case the jack gives out. think ive even seen a pic or two of some members here doing exactly that.

painful pics to see, hopefully repairs are smooth and easy.
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I've always toss a piece of 2 X 4 between the jack body and scissors part, just in case the jack lets go. So far, haven't had to rely on it but sorry to hear of the OP's experience

Hope it's a smooth and easy repair
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Blew its guts and the car fell, right in the middle of jacking it up, did not even get a chance to put a jack under it.
YIKES! I have two HF jacks and always assumed if they leaked enough to fail they wouldn't have the required pressure to get the car off the ground at all.

Did this occur with only one rear wheel up?
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:28 PM
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Ouch! That sucks Chip. I know there a lot of methods to help protect & secure the car once it's in the air, however I don't know if there is anything you can do to prevent the damage when the jack fails during the lift and after gravity takes over, wheel on or off.

I would think the jack is still under warranty, however I'm not sure what kind of liability Harbor Freight would have on such an accident. I'm sure there is a bunch of fine print language effectively stating to use at your own risk type of thing.

I also have two Harbor Freight/Pittsburgh brand floor jacks and now I'm spooked to use them.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:53 PM
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That sucks and feel your pain! The same thing happen to me with my HF jack BUT it was me being complacent not making sure the jacking puck was secure in the frame! The puck slipped out, and car came down on the jack in the same place! I did $1300 dollars worth of damage! After repair, I ordered my Quick Jack 5000! LOL
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:04 PM
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I bought a low profile jack from Harbor Freight and I looked underneath for major suspension arms to jack up the car in front when I was installing my Scrape Armour One side at at time !!! I did it with my other cars when I was yearly taking off wheels and cleaning the inside of the wheels !!! It looks to me you jacked up car too close to the side of the vehicle !!!! Wayne
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:07 PM
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I bought a low profile jack from Harbor Freight and I looked underneath for major suspension arms to jack up the car in front when I was installing my Scrape Armour One side at at time !!! I did it with my other cars when I was yearly taking off wheels and cleaning the inside of the wheels !!! It looks to me you jacked up car too close to the side of the vehicle !!!! Wayne
He jacked the car from the proper jacking points in the frame rails with a jacking puck.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:11 PM
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My condolences, Chip.
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Originally Posted by wgood View Post
II looked underneath for major suspension arms to jack up the car in front
Be careful the suspension arms on the C7 are just aluminum - and some parts associated with them are actually hollow. Thus jacking in the wrong place would be a major no-no. Member JerryU here has an excellent PDF on C7 jacking complete with pictures.

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He jacked the car from the proper jacking points in the frame rails with a jacking puck.
I was about to say the same thing. Looks like the correct position to me. I believe this particular HF jack is the longer reach model.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:44 PM
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When your ready to chase a Goose around..Let me Know

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Old 03-14-2019, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MSG C5 View Post
Ouch! That sucks Chip. I know there a lot of methods to help protect & secure the car once it's in the air, however I don't know if there is anything you can do to prevent the damage when the jack fails during the lift and after gravity takes over, wheel on or off.

I would think the jack is still under warranty, however I'm not sure what kind of liability Harbor Freight would have on such an accident. I'm sure there is a bunch of fine print language effectively stating to use at your own risk type of thing.

I also have two Harbor Freight/Pittsburgh brand floor jacks and now I'm spooked to use them.
These jacks were famous for failing during the C5 years and into the early C6

Since then the it has been pretty quite

So...well into the bottle, I say F*** that

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So here is the real Suck A** part of the whole thing...

This happened during a install/photo shoot for a brand new
product we are making, and were going to tease on the Forum tonight.

The only good news is that it is going to be a BARN BURNER (not the blind spot mirror)

Insurance and Est/ tomorrow...

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:09 PM
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Sucks majorly and I feel for you. Glad you weren't hurt.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:11 PM
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Where are those pieces of junk made ?
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:17 PM
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Really sucks, but c'mon. A Harbor Freight jack under a $70K+ sports car. Get a low profile Omega.

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Old 03-14-2019, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Custom Corvette Accessories View Post

This happened during a install/photo shoot for a brand new
product we are making, and were going to tease on the Forum tonight.

The only good news is that it is going to be a BARN BURNER (not the blind spot mirror)

Chip
sorry to hear about the incident....
‘don’t worry about the reveal....we’re Corvette owners.....we are used to being teased and made to wait!
get that ride fixed and chunk that damn HF jack in the lake!
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Fcal View Post
Really sucks, but c'mon. A Harbor Freight jack under a $70K+ sports car. Get a low profile Omega.
I had to buy a Harbor Freight jack BECAUSE I bought a $70k+ sports car. Now stop interrupting my rice and beans.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:42 AM
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So glad you weren't hurt!
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^^^^*** exactly!

Oh man Chip, ouch! Sorry! Glad you weren’t hurt.
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