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Hi-Lift Mount idea

Not sure if anyone else has figured this out yet, but I think I have the perfect spot to store your Hi-Lift inside the vehicle.

I was taking out the back seat lower cushions for our upcoming trip to Moab and thought the seat's folding brackets looked a lot like tool cradles. Folded down the second one and the fourth one (counting from drivers side) and dropped my Hi-Lift right in. Jack foot on drivers side, pointy end down.

Fold the fourth bracket back over the top of the jack to act as a clamp and put the seats down over the whole thing. Actually works better if you don't have a handle keeper.

Surprisingly secure with the seat backs down. Doesn't make any noise while driving, but Moab next week will be the true test.

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Re: Hi-Lift Mount idea

Guys, Trying to figure where to mount mine. Inside the cab sounds great for out of the way and theft free, but what about if you actually need to use it and in a muddy situation. bringing all the mud back into the cab? Obviously you would try to rinse it off nearby but may not be an option.
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Not to worry, your feet will be so caked with mud it won't matter
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Ok as long as you don't have a cab full of luggage and other stuff. Just get the Hilift kit for mounting on your roof rack and get the HL lock

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Do you need to remove the rear seat bottom to release the jack?


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Ok as long as you don't have a cab full of luggage and other stuff. Just get the Hilift kit for mounting on your roof rack and get the HL lock
Just use a cable lock for a gun. Not only does it lock the jack to the roof rack, it serves as a warning for potential thieves.


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Re: Hi-Lift Mount idea

Never used mine on the FJ or Jeep
Both are in the basement now for the last few years

Winch and 5 ton hydraulic bottle jack now

Used a handyman some on the farm as a kid but I’m not lifting disk tongues or pulling fence posts any more.

Been on many wheeling trips and haven’t seen any used yet

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Never used mine on the FJ or Jeep
Both are in the basement now for the last few years

Winch and 5 ton hydraulic bottle jack now

Used a handyman some on the farm as a kid but Iím not lifting disk tongues or pulling fence posts any more.

Been on many wheeling trips and havenít seen any used yet

IMHO and experience
LOL Agreed. I made some custom mounts similar to the OP and in 5 years have never taken it out once! Good to have for the just in case, or if I get a flat, but have never really needed it...
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