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Old 05-19-2020, 08:21 PM   #1
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The Duck sent me some important information he learned today. If you have any Harbor Freight jackstands (aka Pittsburg brand), you'd be smart to check this out. If you don't, you could end up mashed under your car. Not good.
Everything you need to know is at:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...of-collapsing/
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:10 AM   #2
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I reposted this on 3 other sites to get the word out. Luckily none of mine are on the recall list...


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Old 05-20-2020, 02:16 PM   #3
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Well, I don't have any Harbor Freight stands, but the red ones from Tractor Supply look just like the Harbor Freight with a different sticker. I also have some A.C. Delco that look the same except for color. Their probably all made in the same Chinese factory and just have different labels put on prior to shipment.
I typically double up Jack stands just as an added safety measure after getting crushed under a car several years ago.

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Old 05-21-2020, 05:00 AM   #4
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Yeah, It doesn't pay to take chances. I generally leave the floor jack under the car even when the stands are in place. If a tire is removed, I slide it under the rocker panel so the car can never fall all the way to the ground.

As a side note, I saw a concrete block collapse once under the weight of a 71 Mercury Montego. My buddy had just crawled out from under it to grab a wrench from his tool box.


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Old 05-22-2020, 12:20 AM   #5
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I preferred large blocks of wood to the cinder blocks. My daddy had the best Jack stands when I was a kid. They were made from the outer axle housings of a late 30s and 40s Ford banjo rear end. The flange end sat on the floor and they were cut about 20" high with a notch cut in the top for the car to sit on.
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:08 PM   #6
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I received a recall notice as well. Bad thing is, the stands are currently holding my car up as it has no suspension front or rear.

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