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March 8, 2008, 10:54 am
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I've always felt the silver-gray body cladding on my 2003 Shinsen
edition looked nice, but it's apparently going to be a bit of a
hindrance to jacking the car up. For one thing, it seems unlikely I'm
going to be able to use Lanny's trick of lifting one whole side with a
jack and a grooved 2x4, which would have been nice. But forget that
for now, I just want to make sure of where the jack points are. After
some dirty groping along the underside (can I still call her Classy
GGG?), here is where I think they are (this is an NB, FWIW):
Rear: If you drop a line straight down from the keyhole, it's just a
hair rearward of that on the pinch seam, but forward from the rear
edge of the door.
Front: Just forward of the forward edge of the door. This one I'm
less sure about because besides the twin notches I think I was feeling
some other stuff too.
While I'm at it, my current plan to jack up one side of the car is to
lift at each jacking point, then reach under the car to place a jack
stand on the subframe, roughly what looks like several inches inward
(toward the centerline of the car) from each jacking point. I got
this idea after perusing the pics at http://www.cardomain.com/ride/472010/7
and thinking about what my options were.
Am I good so far?
Re: Finding the jacking points on an NB with body cladding
The subframes carry the suspension. The places you describe are just
boxed sections of the floorpan, probably not strong enough to support
the car without risking damage. You could jack the front crossmember to
lift the front, place two jackstands at the front rocker panel jacking
points, then jack the differential and place two more stands in the rear.
You won't find the jacking points by feel--you gotta grovel and use your
St. Louis, MO
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