Originally Posted by javelinadave
Nice job and nicely put.
Is there room for the Jack to be flipped over so the handle is on the top? If the isolater let go that handle is going to do some serious damage.
You know, I would have to check on that. I put it that way as the jack mechanism sticks out further on one side. If it didn't, a slightly longer bolt and spacer would do the trick. That handle holder is really substantial, but a large ducting tie wrap would do the belt and suspenders trick.
In the 38 years I have been a geologist going off road, I've never unintentionally hit anything. If I have to nudge anything (think water buffalo, camel, ostrich all of which like to stare you down on the road) It does come off really quickly, but yes it can get dirty there, but pretty much the same as any other exterior location. On a funny note, since we have so many people come up here to go off roading. I have watched, while relaxing during a bike ride, a clown clean all the goodies and bikes off his roof rack going under a tree. Thought it was a funny isolated thing, then in Moab another treated me to a curtain call performance. The Ponderosa Pine always wins. Apparently happens a lot here at fast food and old route 66 motel drive throughs, but I never seen it.
I've never had to use a Hi-Lift on a car. I keep it to break and move rocks, which I fortunately have not had to do in a while, who knows, could come in handy on the truck as well. My powder coating guy traded it to me for a new Canadian Specter military fuel can. It does little good in my hanger, while I'm in the field, should the occasion arise. I had a super spot on the reinforcing bar behind the seats for it. It also doubled as a mounting location for canteens and flashlights. The drop curtain, which I like more, interferes with that spot