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#1
CSPCRX

Looking for some ideas from those body repair members on repairing my front jack points.  They are folded under, towards the center of the car.  This has now resulted in damaged skirts from lifting the car because they are folded under so badly.

 

appreciate any insights or experience anyone has had repairing them.  Metal is not rusted, AZ car, just folded over.


Victor
86 B-Powered CRX SI (SMF Solo2, HPDE-4 NASA & TA-A Time Attack

85 CRX DX totally original
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na-spirit

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I can ask my guys on monday for you. If you'd like to share some pics I can show them also. 



#3
CSPCRX

Let me try and get some tomorrow when we work on the swap.  It’s on a lift so might not be as clear but I appreciate the help.


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I supported my 1st 87 CRX Si with jack stands under these points on jack stands regularly from 87-93 when I had it. Never a bit of bending or damage.

But later I experienced bending of similar points on a 95 Ford sedan inherited from my mother. It happened the 1st time I tried supporting the cars weight on them.

I could be wrong, but think these are designed to just locate the jack or stand saddle to prevent sideways slippage. Not to support the car on. Hence the notched saddle of the OE Honda scissors jack for the CRX. (Maybe your problem arose from the extra weight of the B on the front? Just a thought.)

As far as a solution, there are slotted saddles available on the market today for floor jacks / stands. They go between the support and the car. At least some are made of rubber. A quick search came up with a variety ... https://www.google.c...le-gws-wiz-serp

Another thought to repair and allow continued use of these points for supporting weight is to weld small gussets perpendicular to the longitudinal fin to add strength.

A final thought when I owned that 1st CRX in the late 80s, I got the idea of using hockey pucks on top of my floor jack saddle. Rubber is virtually incompressible. You can squeeze it in one direction, but it will expand in another direction to compensate, and the volume remains virtually unchanged. Used hockey pucks are cheap from used sporting goods stores, and VERY tough. About 15 years after I started using hockey pucks, I had occasion to visit a Ferrari dealership and saw they use hockey pucks to protect the car undersides too. I would not be above slotting a puck to clear the fin and supporting a CRX on the adjacent area.

Edited by rufusbob, 06 August 2022 - 09:09 PM.

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#5
CSPCRX

Mine got bend from years of tire swaps at the track.  I would place a jack under the front jack point and lift the entire side then swap tires front to rear.  This places inward pressure on them and folded them in.


Victor
86 B-Powered CRX SI (SMF Solo2, HPDE-4 NASA & TA-A Time Attack

85 CRX DX totally original
07 Harley FXST Softail

2021 Tacoma Tow/Daily


#6
CSPCRX

Pads are so big on the lift you can’t see them really.  Tried taking pictures but just couldn’t see anything.


Victor
86 B-Powered CRX SI (SMF Solo2, HPDE-4 NASA & TA-A Time Attack

85 CRX DX totally original
07 Harley FXST Softail

2021 Tacoma Tow/Daily