When you're working alone and
you're old, weak and have a bad back, you need to come up with
creative ways to handle the heavy stuff. It was time to move my
diff from the basement to the garage so I put it on my
rolling scissor cart
and took it out the door (I have a walk out basement) into the
back yard.................where the ground has thawed just
enough that it promptly sank in up to its axles. Luckily a
friend came by and I asked for his help carrying it to the
garage.............no help required, by me anyway, as he took
the 80 lbs and put it on his shoulder and walked it up the hill
and into the garage. Well Carlos won't be around when I try to
muscle this into place and on to the diff mounts so I made a
holder to use with my old jack. This jack won't hold weight for
very long but it will be fine for this job. My test run worked
perfectly and I'll get it all bolted in place real soon. I need
to have it in so I can measure the driveshaft length I'll need
with the Toyota 5 speed.
piece of 3/4" laminate and some 2x4's.
The holes are for the jack component
the holder bolted in place
place on the jack
holding the nose up with a 2x4" under it.