Well, it was supposed to be so easy!
Jack Stand Photos.......
After my last RV7 Condition Inspection I vowed to improve my jack-ability. I reviewed all the posts and then had a few requirements of my own.
build without machining
be able to take apart for storage
use the harbor freight ram
I was able to order all of the parts from Speedy Metals and had very few cuts. There was a fair amount of drilling, grinding and cleaning. Welding was done with TIG tacking and MIG welding - it could have all done with either.
One of the critical dimensions using the HF ram is height. So this was done with flat stock on the bottom. At the top, the receiver is merely a collar that goes about an 1" over the top of the ram to receive my carriage bolt in the tie location.
It was fun. However, the only way to claim that I saved any money would be if I valued my time @ 3 cents per hour. Pretty much like the entire airplane build.