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Hello All,

I am about to make my first foray into "under car" mechanical work and, thus, need to elevate the car and place it on jack stands. The car is a 1978 Silver Shadow II.

I have plenty of information that confirms that the appropriate place to put the floor jack to elevate the entire rear end at once is under the differential, and I've already experimented with this to get a feel for how the car "behaves" when being elevated.

What I have not confirmed definitively is where I should place the jack stands to keep things in the air. One resource I have states, "The basic monocoque structure is very robust, and can be safely lifted using a four point hoist on the structural portion of the sills behind the front wheel arches and in front of the rear wheel arches." I have had the car on a lift in this manner, but I want to confirm that the jack stands should be placed there as well.

What I intend to do, if this is confirmed as correct, is to place the jack stands just a bit forward of the rubber plug in the area noted on the attached photo as "Interior Sill." It's the area within the green figure, if you don't want to click to enlarge the image.

If anyone can confirm this placement or refute it and tell me where the stand should be placed, I would very much appreciate it. I wish to do great harm to neither my car nor myself.

Brian
 

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I don't know why I hadn't gone digging through the Tee-One Topics archive at:

http://rrtechnical.info/TeeOne/teeone.htm

prior to this, but I hadn't. The index for all the issues of Tee One through Issue 63 can be located here:

http://rrtechnical.info/TeeOne/Index_63.pdf

and it is an invaluable research aid.

As it turns out, there are multiple issues where this is addressed, with two of particular interest to SY or SZ series owners:

Issue 38, PDF pgs 13 & 14, Issue pgs 566-67
http://rrtechnical.info/TeeOne/TO38.pdf

Issue 45, PDF pg 8, Issue pg 673
http://rrtechnical.info/TeeOne/TO45.pdf
with an excellent picture for front jack stand/block placement and the use ofa floor jack to lift a Shadow at the side jacking point.

My initial presumption with regard to proper stand placement location was pretty good, but this additional information removes all doubts.

Brian, who's soon off to the woodshop to make those sill blocks.
 

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Whenever I have left a shad on stands I always jacked it up on the diff' and then put the stands on the trailing arms just inside the rear wheels. there is quite a good rounded bottom of the trailing arms that sits on the stand quite niceley.

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Whenever I have left a shad on stands I always jacked it up on the diff' and then put the stands on the trailing arms just inside the rear wheels. there is quite a good rounded bottom of the trailing arms that sits on the stand quite niceley.

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Whenever I have left a shad on stands I always jacked it up on the diff' and then put the stands on the trailing arms just inside the rear wheels. there is quite a good rounded bottom of the trailing arms that sits on the stand quite niceley.

Matt
 
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