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tonyd

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1977 116 hoist points
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:21:55 PM »
Hi All, long time lurker, 2nd time question asker. Love the site, friendly and informative. I have a two post hoist (years of pressies bundled together) and am a bit concerned about where to put the hoist pads underneath. Lots of reading and searches, some suggestions of putting the hoist arms/pads under the jacking points. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of structure above these points and they are closer together than where I put the pads under another of my cars. I would very much appreciate comment from those with experience.
Thank you in advance. Tony

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Re: 1977 116 hoist points
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 08:46:13 PM »
Hi Tony, I haven't used a hoist but the Haynes manual I have recommends using the jacking points, I have used a trolley jack under them with no problems. Only caveat I suppose would be if you have significant rust in the sills, then the supporting structure may not be up to the task. Hope that helps.
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Re: 1977 116 hoist points
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 08:51:58 AM »
Hi Alfetta77, thank you very much for your reply. I'll try the jacking points today. The sills seem to be in good condition. While looking around for some service parts this morning I saw an ad for three GTV's in QLD on Gumtree. One of the photos has hoist arms under a GTV. I emailed the seller with the same question and he kindly replied that he had the hoist arms under the jacking points.

Regards, Tony

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Re: 1977 116 hoist points
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 07:01:04 PM »
I made aluminium blocks to insert into the jacking slots so as to avoid their deformation while raising the car with pads under the jacking slots!
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Re: 1977 116 hoist points
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 09:48:01 PM »
Yes, of course use the jacking points.  That's what they're there for :)
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