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If I want to lift both sides and place jack stands under the frame rails, where is the ideal place to put the floor jack saddle? Can I put it under a cross member? That is what I do on my Suburban, not sure if that is a good idea with the El C.
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..anywhere on the frame rail,you can jack it up from mid point,like NASCAR,they put the jack at mid-point of the frame rails,that way they can change two tire at once on one side..:beer:
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I lift my 79 all the time placing the saddle under the large cross member.
Just be sure you use a couple of jack stands before sliding under the vehicle !!!
 

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In 15 years this only happened one time. I placed the jack under the front crossmember on a 69 Chevelle and when the car was about a foot off the ground it spit the jack out. Using this method always worries me now, so I usually place the jack on the sides of the frame (front or rear).
 

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..anywhere on the frame rail,you can jack it up from mid point,like NASCAR,they put the jack at mid-point of the frame rails,that way they can change two tire at once on one side..🍺
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This is not true. Most have dents from this. At least the later gen elcos are like this. This is potentially damaging false info your spreading please be careful with stuff like this
 
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