Jacking up your MGF or MGTF - 'How to' guide.

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Posted 11 years 11 months ago #54272
Rich,
thnaks for the photo -that is what is missing on my F .
What I would really like to know is how the jackingloop was attched to the subframe .
As i have the slot where it should go could it be that the loop was bolted into the subframe
thanks for taking the time
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Thought I'd add this photo:-
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Very Brave :) I only do two at a time but my time will come soon :)

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Posted 11 years 11 months ago #54291
where do you get that kind of paint its like coloured waxoyle or is it general cheapo from any shop?

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Posted 11 years 11 months ago #54295
Halfrauds Ben it is next to the waxoil stuff, luminous yellow :yesnod:

I saw it today while I was looking at all the black sprays :whistle:
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Replied by SpottyCat on topic Jacking up your MGF or MGTF - 'How to' guide.

Posted 1 year 8 months ago #200100
My recent acquisition has some sill skin damage due to it probably being incorrectly jacked in the past. I have been considering getting one of the tilting scissor type lifts for work in the future. The question I have is are the sill flanges up to the task of using something like I've linked below, given the load is spread?

https://cjautosheywood.co.uk/product/3in1-tilting-adjustable-car-lift-1-5-ton-cl01/

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Replied by trevtherev on topic Jacking up your MGF or MGTF - 'How to' guide.

Posted 1 year 8 months ago #200116
I have a similar type of lift which was a lot cheaper and via china. However, I used some planks to support the sill seam. I had mine in the air for several months and even through some severe gales it was OK. I appreciate if you have dodgy sills it maybe troublesome, but could the damage have been caused by poor use of a jack?
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Posted 1 year 8 months ago #200117
I found the lifts to be a great addition to the garage, if a bit expensive
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Replied by SpottyCat on topic Jacking up your MGF or MGTF - 'How to' guide.

Posted 1 year 8 months ago #200132
Thank you for the clarification. Yes, the damage on mine is almost certainly from a jack being used on the underside of the sill skin as opposed to the actual jacking point. It is pretty isolated and is just at the rear of the sill itself. I have someone coming to address it in a week or two along with some other little areas. Hoping to get them dealt with now so I don't have sill sections and arch replacements later.

I had seen cheaper versions of these lifts, the Hawk tools one is a fair bit cheaper and was probably one I'd go for. When it comes to the Chinese ones, I am always a bit wary of the quality, although I suspect most of these are made there anyway and rebadged locally.

That looks like a really useful way of elevating these however, dropping the entire frame out just seems to make so much sense given the space restrictions when in situ. I'm hopefully nowhere near having to do jobs this big yet but I do intend keeping mine for many, many years so it will happen at some point I'm sure.
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Posted 1 year 8 months ago #200133
Yes, I assume the majority are Chinese made and rebadged. Mine came from Germany, but I'm almost certain it found its way there from China. I did have to buy some washers and some bolts, but other than that the welds look good and the lifting action seemed adequate. Without it, I know I'd have struggled to overall the front and back sub frames, which turned out an easy task.

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Replied by RMcB on topic Jacking up your MGF or MGTF - 'How to' guide.

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago #204178
Hi everyone. My car doesn't seem to have a front, central jacking point?! This is the one marked "1" on the well known drawings. I've attached a photo of how this area looks on my car. What's the jacking advice in this instance?
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