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Pintch Weld Tool #4696874
03/16/18 04:27 PM
03/16/18 04:27 PM
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tig1 Offline OP
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I made this tool this afternoon to jack up both of my Fusions with my hyd floor jack.


I had to alter the top piece which came from an old scissor jack.

Last edited by tig1; 03/16/18 04:29 PM.

2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 58K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4696881
03/16/18 04:37 PM
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That's really cool Tig! Alot more creative than my old hockey puck with a ridge cut in it. thumbsup


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Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4696887
03/16/18 04:45 PM
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tig1 Offline OP
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Thanks. I have several tools I have had to make over the years of which some are obsolete, but I just hang on to them as a collection.


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 58K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4696891
03/16/18 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: tig1
Thanks. I have several tools I have had to make over the years of which some are obsolete, but I just hang on to them as a collection.


Let us see them, I love home made tools. I would love to make one for my car, from what I understand they are pretty much model specific.

The one thing I hate about jacking at the pinch welds (I use my car's jack to get the car up, then slide a jack under the subframe or control arm mount) is that it seems to cut through the undercoating there. Not a huge deal but the front jacking point behind the front wheel well is the #1 spot for poorly maintained cars to rust. Eventually you cannot jack there if you have a rustbucket, and damaging the undercoating there will make it worse.


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Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4696911
03/16/18 05:28 PM
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Nice job.


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Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4696922
03/16/18 05:41 PM
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Nice job.

For people considering making one, you should look at how the factory Jack engages the pinch weld.

Maybe go to junk yard and buy a factory Jack to cut the pinch weld adapter off.


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Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4697029
03/16/18 07:45 PM
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I'm sure it'll work.

Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: onetwoothreee] #4697041
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Originally Posted By: onetwoothreee
I'm sure it'll work.


It does work well. I tried it today and it functions very well.


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 58K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4700321
03/20/18 12:52 AM
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I am NOT pointing out anyone in particular, but I do not understand why some members of this forum insist on using the pinch weld as a jack point with a floor jack. I have been working on cars (routine/unscheduled maintenance, heavy modifications) for ~20 years on a wide variety of vehicles and can't remember the last time I jacked on a pinch weld. Perhaps never. I built a set of very simple ramps that I drive my lowered vehicles on to access the frame/subframe jack points. To each his own I guess.

Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: TurboTravis] #4701021
03/20/18 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: TurboTravis
I am NOT pointing out anyone in particular, but I do not understand why some members of this forum insist on using the pinch weld as a jack point with a floor jack. I have been working on cars (routine/unscheduled maintenance, heavy modifications) for ~20 years on a wide variety of vehicles and can't remember the last time I jacked on a pinch weld. Perhaps never. I built a set of very simple ramps that I drive my lowered vehicles on to access the frame/subframe jack points. To each his own I guess.


You ain't seen it all. My 2017 Fusion has a cover under the body of the car and you can't find a suitable jack point other than the pinch weld. Also my 2007 Fusion has a good place to jack the front but not the back of the car, so again the pinch weld works great. Also I have ramps to, but when I rotate tires I need to be able to jack the car up.


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 58K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4701050
03/20/18 06:58 PM
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After jacking up thousands of vehicles for installing tires, all I can say is sometimes you have to get creative. I have lifted many vehicles using a something other than the "official" jack points. It might be a sturdy part of the frame, or even an A-arm. There are many ways to do it, and so many other issues, like air suspension, etc. It's crazy anymore without obvious jack points like some cars have. I have seen some older Toyota's for example, with jack points that you could get the whole car in the air with 3 floor jacks.
2 floor jacks are a minimum for most car maintenance. And, usually no dedicated pinch weld adaptors. I just use a wood pad on my floor jack saddles for most stuff, or a hockey puck as needed, which do not need a groove either. Just the weight of the car will make it's own groove.

Last edited by Traction; 03/20/18 07:06 PM.

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Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4707666
03/26/18 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: TurboTravis
I am NOT pointing out anyone in particular, but I do not understand why some members of this forum insist on using the pinch weld as a jack point with a floor jack. I have been working on cars (routine/unscheduled maintenance, heavy modifications) for ~20 years on a wide variety of vehicles and can't remember the last time I jacked on a pinch weld. Perhaps never. I built a set of very simple ramps that I drive my lowered vehicles on to access the frame/subframe jack points. To each his own I guess.


You ain't seen it all. My 2017 Fusion has a cover under the body of the car and you can't find a suitable jack point other than the pinch weld. Also my 2007 Fusion has a good place to jack the front but not the back of the car, so again the pinch weld works great. Also I have ramps to, but when I rotate tires I need to be able to jack the car up.


Do you put the pinch welds on jack stands too?


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Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: tig1] #4707728
03/26/18 05:35 PM
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Metal on metal, not good. Scratches, chipping, paint loss, etc = rust. Anything that protects and cushions is better.............. wood, hockey puck, etc.

Last edited by user52165; 03/26/18 05:37 PM.
Re: Pintch Weld Tool [Re: dlundblad] #4708230
03/27/18 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: TurboTravis
I am NOT pointing out anyone in particular, but I do not understand why some members of this forum insist on using the pinch weld as a jack point with a floor jack. I have been working on cars (routine/unscheduled maintenance, heavy modifications) for ~20 years on a wide variety of vehicles and can't remember the last time I jacked on a pinch weld. Perhaps never. I built a set of very simple ramps that I drive my lowered vehicles on to access the frame/subframe jack points. To each his own I guess.


You ain't seen it all. My 2017 Fusion has a cover under the body of the car and you can't find a suitable jack point other than the pinch weld. Also my 2007 Fusion has a good place to jack the front but not the back of the car, so again the pinch weld works great. Also I have ramps to, but when I rotate tires I need to be able to jack the car up.


Do you put the pinch welds on jack stands too?


Yes.


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 58K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters


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