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 Posted: Jan 28, 2021 07:35AM
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I got tired of the plastic bag and string so I simply used from 3M hard velcro (not sure what its called but its the stiff kind, not soft) and secured to the boot floor. Has not moved since. Not rattles and no wasted space.

 Posted: Jan 19, 2021 05:07AM
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I think it's this jack type.
BINGO! That's the one. Thanks.

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 Posted: Jan 19, 2021 04:59AM
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I think it's this jack type.

 Posted: Jan 18, 2021 01:18PM
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Hi Harvey,

The jack in the photo is one of the sill lifting types where you'd stand it on the T and hook the lifting lug into the sill.
The one I had - the base was a similar shape that would lie flat on the ground. It had a second full length arm pivoted at the small end, away from the T. Instead of the lifting lug shown, it had links from the part moved by the threaded rod to the mid-point of the long lifting arm. As you worked the jack, the lifting arm would rise. It did not work on the sill but could be used anywhere under the car. Nice for lifting just a corner to change a tire and not the whole side of the car.

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 Posted: Jan 17, 2021 07:28PM
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 Posted: Jan 16, 2021 05:32AM
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My 1968 Countryman (bought in 1971 for $175 CDN) came with a cantilever jack. It had a T-shaped base that provided 3 point support (8"-10" wide at the T and maybe 16-18" long) and a threaded shaft that pulled a strut that lifted the jacking arm. Away better than a scissors jack and I wish I still had it. 

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 Posted: Jan 15, 2021 11:18PM
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Minivans came with scissor jacks.  However, I always found the pillar (sill) jack quite serviceable as long as you carried a suitable base (I only had sedans).

One benefit was that it lifted both front and back wheels off the ground at the same time.  As we penniless students could only afford 4 decent tyres you could always swap the good back to the front and put the ratty spare on the back in one operation.

My jack and its handle ...along with the little tool for removing the hubcaps ..lived in its plastic bag wedged against the spare tyre - between it and the battery.

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Jan 15, 2021 06:06AM
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Originally Posted by JohnGadbois
Hello,
I'm just about finished my 1976 Mini basket case project.
The car came with the original jack, handle, and wheel chock.
Could anyone tell me or show me the proper storage placement of the 3 items in the car?
It doesn't seem obvious to me.
Once again, thanks for any help you can provide.
Warmest regards.
John G.
The factory jack is useless just get a hydraulic one or a scissor jack they are safer to use.
I have a scissors jack. I tuck it in between the spare tire and the boot hinge panel and keep it from rattling with a short bungie cord. Scissors jacks are cheap, and plentiful if you search out junk yards. A scissors jack also has the benefit of being more stable than the sill jack and poses much less risk of damaging the car's paint.

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 Posted: Jan 14, 2021 09:13AM
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Can't help on the stock placement. But when I got tired of stuff in bags and whatever in the boot I did this. A vintage suitcase and 2 leather belts to hold it down. A place to carry all the other stuff that you want.
I like your storage idea. How long are the belts? Something I could buy at a big and tall store or longer.
The belt length depends on suitcase height. They are cut underneath and fastened with screws to the bottom of the boot board. 

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Jan 14, 2021 08:00AM
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Forgot to say that your build looks great. Perseverance.

 Posted: Jan 14, 2021 07:13AM
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Originally Posted by JohnGadbois
Hello,
I'm just about finished my 1976 Mini basket case project.
The car came with the original jack, handle, and wheel chock.
Could anyone tell me or show me the proper storage placement of the 3 items in the car?
It doesn't seem obvious to me.
Once again, thanks for any help you can provide.
Warmest regards.
John G.
The factory jack is useless just get a hydraulic one or a scissor jack they are safer to use.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jan 14, 2021 05:42AM
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Originally Posted by Willie_B
Can't help on the stock placement. But when I got tired of stuff in bags and whatever in the boot I did this. A vintage suitcase and 2 leather belts to hold it down. A place to carry all the other stuff that you want.
I like your storage idea. How long are the belts? Something I could buy at a big and tall store or longer.

 Posted: Jan 13, 2021 09:19AM
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The handle and jack are mini. I don't think the wheel chock is. There was a plastic bag with a cloth tie stapled to the top. These two items lie next to the battery; right side.

 Posted: Jan 13, 2021 08:57AM
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Can't help on the stock placement. But when I got tired of stuff in bags and whatever in the boot I did this. A vintage suitcase and 2 leather belts to hold it down. A place to carry all the other stuff that you want.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Jan 13, 2021 08:33AM
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Hello,
I'm just about finished my 1976 Mini basket case project.
The car came with the original jack, handle, and wheel chock.
Could anyone tell me or show me the proper storage placement of the 3 items in the car?
It doesn't seem obvious to me.
Once again, thanks for any help you can provide.
Warmest regards.
John G.