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Old July 1st 2015, 02:13
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Can the traverse be used as a jack point?

It looks like it's strong enough....

Anybody done this yet?
I need that jack point back there!

Even if it might mess up the new finish....

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Old July 1st 2015, 03:45
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Strong enough I guess, you could bolt on a steel plate where the jack would touch it to preserve it
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Old July 2nd 2015, 01:34
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Steve,

Have you jacked your car up this way?
Seen anyone who has?

Scary.....
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Old July 2nd 2015, 03:36
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No I haven't but I'm sure somebody has, I have solid piece metal that I use, you can see it near the Porsche mount that I use to jack the car with

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Old July 6th 2015, 11:16
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An excellent way to do it - make an alternate jack point.

I have a heavy type 3, and if that traverse bent I would cry real tears..
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Old July 7th 2015, 04:53
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I've made jacking points out of a hockey puck and an exhaust clamp:







I removed the standard jacking pionts, because they are worthless and prone to rust. So I had to have an alternative.

This method might be a bit more difficult if you beetle is equiped with a rear swaybar.
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