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Does anyone know where i can get hard rubber blocks?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by 600rob, 21 Jul 2010.

  1. 600rob

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    Im looking for some hard rubber blocks about 150 x 150 x 50mm to use as pads which i will cut an shape to suit the foot print of my trolley jack so i can jack up my car without damaging the jack points.

    Ive done this before with a rubber ice hockey puck but i think something square or rectangualr will tend to move less under load. ( the round puck was not so stable)

    Does anybody know a retailer (preferably online) who sells that kind of thing? or where i can get something like this?

    Thanks
     
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    You could just use a block of wood.
     
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    ive made one of these jacking blocks from a block of wood already today,

    it takes a while to shape them as they need to fit the castlated foot of the jack and they also fit into a jackpoint socket under the car.

    i jacked the car earlier with my wood block up but only just manged it.... the wood was creaking and cracking alll the time, when i lowered it it was pretty knackered.
    I dont think it will last more that a few more trys. also i dont fancy it failing while im under the car.

    My guess is that the worst that can happen with hard rubber is it will compress slightly rather than snap with me under/near the vehicle.

    I just had a thought of using a rubber dive brick ( seem them on ebay) but im not sure if these have steel inners and are rubber coated?
     
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    cut up a old car tyre ;)
     
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    not thick enough, i need at least 50mm thickness
     
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    use hardwood it will not split, i use it in a 20 ton press
     
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    Don't trust any jack enough to go crawling under your car, especially a hydraulic one. Always use a pair of axle stands or ramps.
    Get a piece of close grained hardwood to use as a jacking pad.
     
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    Thats awesome!
    - Op says he has already tried it however.

    To be honest, I thing far too much thought is going into this. I used a peice of 3*2 softwood, on edge if i want some more height, or two bits ontop of each other, whatever.


    Daniel
     
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