popcorncheese
popcorncheese
2/13/20 6:38 p.m.

So I found these https://www.harborfreight.com/dirt-bike-stand-67151.html dirtbike stands with an advertised 1000lb capacity each. Do you think 4 of these would work as wheel alignment stands for a 3000lb car? I could modify them by removing the rubber topper then welding on a lip to stop the wheels rolling off and/or a larger platform. 

mw
mw Dork
2/14/20 5:31 a.m.

you will likely have more than 1000lb on each corner as you lift it onto the stands. Unless you have a lift. Make sure they are strong enough 

 

adam525i
adam525i HalfDork
2/14/20 9:15 a.m.
TR7
TR7 Reader
2/14/20 10:04 a.m.

Bolt the cribbing onto a HF dolly. I should have done this 10 years ago.

 

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
2/14/20 10:41 a.m.

In reply to TR7 :

This.  An alignment stand needs to move around and settle. A car sitting on 4 dirt bike stands will not settle and therefore be near impossible to do an aligment on.

Jumper K Balls (Trent)
Jumper K Balls (Trent) PowerDork
2/14/20 10:45 a.m.

Those HF dirt bike stands are tippy little SOB's. I know using one as a step stool is sketchy as a sketchy thing. I keep trying to throw it away but it keeps reappearing in the shop.

popcorncheese
popcorncheese New Reader
2/14/20 11:32 a.m.

Ahh thanks for the tips!

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