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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Could someone show or tell me the jacking points on a 70 Chevelle. Don't want to use the factory jack. Thanks

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 1:00 PM
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Anywhere under the frame, front xmember, rear differential, under the Aframes, etc...

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 4:09 PM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 5:35 PM
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Re: jacking points

not anywhere under the frame- jack it up NASCAR style under the door and you will bend the frame rail...
the proper places are behind the front wheels and in front of the rear wheels where the frame turns in and under the front engine crossmember and center section of the rear differential..

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 5:35 PM
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If like a 71, NOT under what looks like C-channel part of frame. Factory manual shows correct locations fore and aft of what looks like your basic ladder frame side rails. (One of the correct areas includes a big hole. Which may have been used to locate the frame on the assembly line?) Suggest painting them a contrasting color, and noting this to anyone else working on the car.
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Re: jacking points

Dave,

Your signature says that you have a big block so you need to exercise caution when jacking up the car. If you jack up behind the front wheels, the weight of the engine will flex the frame down enough so that if you open the front doors, the leading edge of the door will scrape against the fender and you will lose some paint along that edge. If you need to get inside the car while up on jack stands, place your jack under the front cross member and provide enough support to eliminate the flex.

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Dave,

Your signature says that you have a big block so you need to exercise caution when jacking up the car. If you jack up behind the front wheels, the weight of the engine will flex the frame down enough so that if you open the front doors, the leading edge of the door will scrape against the fender and you will lose some paint along that edge. If you need to get inside the car while up on jack stands, place your jack under the front cross member and provide enough support to eliminate the flex.

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Dave,

Your signature says that you have a big block so you need to exercise caution when jacking up the car. If you jack up behind the front wheels, the weight of the engine will flex the frame down enough so that if you open the front doors, the leading edge of the door will scrape against the fender and you will lose some paint along that edge. If you need to get inside the car while up on jack stands, place your jack under the front cross member and provide enough support to eliminate the flex.

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Neither one of my 70's has ever done that, both are big block cars and one a convertible.

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Neither one of my 70's has ever done that, both are big block cars and one a convertible.
It's not an uncommon problem. Do a search and you'll see. Perhaps your door gaps are wide enough for a non-interference fit. It doesn't take much.
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I've jacked the car up and down both sides, and place jack stands in different locations based on where I'm working underneath. I have a BBC in it and never flexed a frame. Unless the frame is really weak due to corrosion, I see no issues.

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