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Old 08-23-2020, 09:21 AM   #1
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65 Caravel Jackstands?

What are everyone using for Jackands on our tiny camper?
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:02 PM   #2
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These work great on our Bambi II

We have a 1964 Bambi II which is essentially the same as your '65 Caravel. We installed these and they work GREAT!

https://www.google.com/search?q=bal+...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Screw-type tripod jack stands work OK as well, but are clumsy and create a storage issue. The BAL jacks crank up to the bellypan, have very slim clearance, and are sturdy enough for the job at hand.
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Jow did you install these? I cannot find a spot to attach and still be able to use the crank? Did you weld or screw on?

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We have a 1964 Bambi II which is essentially the same as your '65 Caravel. We installed these and they work GREAT!

https://www.google.com/search?q=bal+...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Screw-type tripod jack stands work OK as well, but are clumsy and create a storage issue. The BAL jacks crank up to the bellypan, have very slim clearance, and are sturdy enough for the job at hand.
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The outer attachment points were screwed into the main frame rails. I lined up the inner attachment point (screw hole) with a cross member. I may have had to add a crossmember (metal angle iron) to catch on either the front or the back of the trailer, but I cannot remember.

There should be enough crossmembers to place them strategically and effectively.

Again, self-tapping screws (supplied with the BAL jacks) were used for installation.
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My '68 Caravel had cast aluminum BAL style jacks only on the back. My experienced shop didn't think they were original in '68, but I'm not sure about that, and don't care. They worked, and I was even able to change tires with them. I've used the screw type jack, and I think you'd have to weld a little 1" piece of 2" black pipe vertically to the bumper extension and the A-frame to keep them from falling off the jacks. I replaced my frame and the cast aluminum jacks weren't on the new frame when I picked it up to finish the trailer, and I think it's important enough, I'm making a 500 mile each way trip to pick them up and have my machinist buddy rebuild them/hard chrome plate the Acme threads. I'll probably weld the piece of vertical pipe on the A-frame, to keep the belly clean up front. Jerry
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