Pulling Hair Out with ZF5 Install - What's the Trick to Installing One?

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"State of California to cause death in excessive amounts"
I got the heck out after 70 yrs to save my health.

They have banned just about everything.
Newsom wants to run for president eventually,
wants to use Ca. as a model for the rest of the nation.

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I’ve posted this picture a couple times, but here’s my homemade “transmission jack”. I set it up so the zf5 could be bolted to the platform, and the underside is reinforced with 14 gauge steel. It did the job!
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Later on, maybe 5 yrs ago, I needed to drop the T-19 out of my 86 F-250. No way was I going to use it.
I needed a larger Jack. Located a HF Trans jack on CL. Guy used it one time, and wanted it gone, gave me a great price. Think I paid $80.
Easy to use and very stable compared to the first one.

Must be a good one, has the Prop-65 endorsement. ;Really


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That's the one that I have. Rated for 800 lbs. No way in hell I'd put 800# on it, but it was fine with the ZF-5.
 

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I’ve posted this picture a couple times, but here’s my homemade “transmission jack”. I set it up so the zf5 could be bolted to the platform, and the underside is reinforced with 14 gauge steel. It did the job!
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I had to rig up something like that on the little one I posted. The way the top plate is, hard to have the trans sit level, rise it up, and have it stay put w/o moving around.

Nice thing about the larger one, is the handle is down level and sort of swivels as I remember, making it easier to pump it up.

I have used a Floor jack before, but ya have to use what you have.

Just be safe with what ever you use.
Use a strap of some kind, don`t want one to fall over and come down on you. The T-19 is 150lbs.


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