356 Aluminum Jack Pads?

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Curtis Batchelder
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356 Aluminum Jack Pads?

#1 Post by Curtis Batchelder » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:59 pm

Have any of you guys added these nicely machined modifications to protect the bottom metalwork of their 356's front/rear? I have a 53' Coupe (no sway bar) just out of major metalwork and I have some reservations about installing the front pair of Jack / Lift Pads (clearance) in actual driving use. The front bottom trunk area of this car was especially pushed-in, dented, mangled and breached without reducing the ground clearance as built. As yet I have not been able to locate the vendor (356 Specialties) these were a gift purchased in 04'. Any comments of use, product expectations, and function would be appreciated.

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Re: 356 Aluminum Jack Pads?

#2 Post by John Hawkins » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:34 pm

Can you attach pictures of the pads?

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Re: 356 Aluminum Jack Pads?

#3 Post by Harlan Halsey » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:26 pm

I have always jacked with a short piece of 2x4 in the hydraulic jack pad. Jack in the rear, under the hoop and in the front under the sway bar brackets. No damage. But then I never allow a shop to use a lift on a 356. I predict that if you do you will be pissed to find that they ignored ignored your fancy additions and jacked on the floor anyway!

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Re: 356 Aluminum Jack Pads?

#4 Post by Curtis Batchelder » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:19 pm

I do that as well with the 2 x 4 short length and the jack, and using the trans loop as a lift point.
More than likely predictably so, good advise on not allowing your car on a lift under any circumstances. The metalwork is amazingly done, I'm so long and far from driving the project that I haven't given it much thought. Bought the Coupe in 79' so it has been a long haul effort 38 years, plus 2 years to convince the seller to sell.

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