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D0NN3R
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24th Oct 11 at 16:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is it safe to put axle stands on sills and can it damage then if there on for to long
Mike GSi
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24th Oct 11 at 16:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I wouldn't. I gather you mean the bits where the standard jack is meant to go?
Ben G
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they are called axle stands because thats where they are supposed to be placed.

sills aren't flat so i can't see it working out well for you.
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i cant put them on axle because i am droping it down so i can under seal everything
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You'll end up bending them and I wouldn't fancy being under for a period of time either tbh.

Just put them in a proper place, underseal around them, let it dry then move them to a different place. Much safer.

[Edited on 24-10-2011 by Jamie-C]
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24th Oct 11 at 16:50   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can see where I left mine after beam was removed

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24th Oct 11 at 16:52   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you place it along the inner sill/chassis rail it will be ok
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Then once beam is on

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where he has ^^ in that last pic
D0NN3R
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thanks thats helped alot
richc
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24th Oct 11 at 17:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Jesus how tidy is that corsa!!!
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24th Oct 11 at 17:29   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks good i need a new fuel tank
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24th Oct 11 at 17:32   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Have a look on my progress tread for more pictures.
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what would you rate mine out of 10?

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/carimages/10003/P1060172.JPG
Jamie-C
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0.1/10
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Sills are fine FFS...it's one of the strongest areas.
My car has jacking points under the SILL and jacking points in the SILL for a "slide in jack"

[Edited on 24-10-2011 by sand-eel]
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24th Oct 11 at 17:37   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah inner sills are, wouldnt fancy jacking up on the outer or seam though

lots of people think the seam is the sill also, seen far too many chewed up sills

[Edited on 24-10-2011 by Steve]
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Had this on here before, CS says the car will fold in half.

In reality if you find a sturdy bit that won't collapse straight away then it's fine.
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using a trolley jack on the sills is what normally buggers up the seam.

if you get it dead straight then it can be strong enough, but as Steve@SW Motors says, see loads of folded up seams
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do you want to work for me? i pay competitve wages? had to sack nic barnes earlier on this year though

 
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