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    Using floor jack on 500 POP.

    I finally got my spare tire kit installed, and was looking under the car at the point where the jack goes when lifting the car. It was obvious that someone (the Fiat service dept) had NOT followed the directions for lifting. The area around the triangle jacking point has been deformed by a jack or lifting arms. I'm PISSED! You can bet that I will point it out to them. So...looking at the jack that comes with the spare tire kit, I decided to build a device to use with my floor jack so I wouldn't bend things. Down to the scrap pile I went, and after a bit of cutting and wielding I came up with this. It goes at the jacking point, straddles the seam just like the screw jack, and sits on top of the floor jack. It's not real pretty, but it works.

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    As long as it works that's all that matters. I use a piece of hard urethane with a slot cut in it on my floor jack. Works well and gives a little too.
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    Usually people use either a block of wood, some use a hockey puck, then there is the Miata crowd that uses a piece of metal that allows for sliding the lift point into it.

    These are basically what could work for the Fiat as it does for the Miata.

    http://www.flyinmiata.com/index.php?...umber=35-70000

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    Tweak; I looked at that item, then looked at the Jack. After a bit of research I found that there is NOT suppose to be any pressure applied to the outside of the joint between the chassis and the body. The jack, which straddles that joint has the outside lip set lower, so as NOT to make contact with the car. So, I just copied the jack as best I could. No doubt that there are any number of setups that will work. I built four of these, and when ever I have occasion to have the car lifted (new tires etc), I will supply them to the vendor.............. at least that is the plan at this point in time... who knows... things change daily around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakebite4767 View Post
    Tweak; I looked at that item, then looked at the Jack. After a bit of research I found that there is NOT suppose to be any pressure applied to the outside of the joint between the chassis and the body. The jack, which straddles that joint has the outside lip set lower, so as NOT to make contact with the car. So, I just copied the jack as best I could. No doubt that there are any number of setups that will work. I built four of these, and when ever I have occasion to have the car lifted (new tires etc), I will supply them to the vendor.............. at least that is the plan at this point in time... who knows... things change daily around here.

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    Only meant as an example.

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    I cannot believe that in this day and age SOMEONE (uh, Mopar?) has not produced and marketed a floor jack adapter SPECIFICALLY for the Fiat 500s! Very sad....

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    Floor Jack Adapter maybe?

    Just found this.





    http://www.purems.com/Products/PROTE...-Lift-Jack-Pad



    Going to try these out...will let you know!
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    Aha! I just found a use for my old skateboard wheels!

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