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c.moo
03-22-2016, 12:37 PM
Confused , wanting to jack back end up on 53/ck to change tires. Some say under rear end and some say frame. Thanks

studeclunker
03-22-2016, 01:14 PM
If I'm changing a single tyre and using the floor jack, I place it under where the spring goes over the axle. I only take the load off the tyre then loosen all the nuts. Then raise the tyre up and remove it. Doing it this way you will have a clearance issue with the top of the wheel well, however they usually will slip out without much of any trouble. Actually, the easiest way is to use the bumper jack (blocking firmly one of the front tyres) as it gives plenty of clearance for top of the wheel and tyre. I place the jack where the centre of the bracket is located on either side. This gives it the best support.

Don't know if that's the 'accepted' way or the 'official' way either. It's just my way and has served me well since 1966.

64V-K7
03-22-2016, 01:25 PM
The passenger side rear tire is closer to the fender than the drivers side. If you have larger (fatter) tires than the original, then jacking up under the tire will lift everything safely, but it will pinch the wide section of the tire between the brake drum and fender when you try and drop it off the lugs. The bumper jack will raise the body high enough to clear the tire issue, but bumper jacks aren't the best in terms of safety

SScopelli
03-22-2016, 01:56 PM
I would use a floor jack under the front spring bracket. It is beefy and has the edges so the jack will not slip off..

ivorydan
03-22-2016, 02:17 PM
Hey Ron,
They are spelled tyre out in California, aren't they? Dan

studeclunker
03-22-2016, 02:17 PM
I agree, the best way is with a floor jack, front or rear spring brackets.

studeclunker
03-22-2016, 02:19 PM
Hey Ron,
They are spelled tyre out in California, aren't they? Dan

Ah yes, blame Mummie dearest. No I confuse the people here in the Socialist Soviet Republic of California too. Wasn't thinking, just typing...

GrumpyOne
03-22-2016, 02:23 PM
I would use a floor jack under the front spring bracket. It is beefy and has the edges so the jack will not slip off..

Bingo!

The best way to go...

studegary
03-22-2016, 03:45 PM
I use a floor jack or a bottle jack under the point where the rear spring and axle meet to lift the wheel/tire off the floor/ground. I then use a bumper jack if more clearance is needed.

studebakerkid
03-26-2016, 05:21 AM
I use a floor jack under the frame. Lifting by the frame eliminates the wheel pinch in the rear on some models. If yiu do not have a floor jack a sisors jack will also work.

BeeJay
03-26-2016, 09:33 AM
Floor jack under axle pumpkin, jack stands under ft spring perches, lower jack. Safe and no clearance problems.