Have you ever been hunched over an engine for more than an hour? How about a complete overhaul- how long did that take? How does your back feel? Mechanical work is a hazard to your back and spine. The easiest way to correct this problem is to elevate the vehicle, thus reducing the distance one must bend. The Wheel Stand was created specifically for this! As a mechanic and car enthusiast himself, Chris Lawcock invented the Wheel Stand to save his own back. It’s original purpose was protect the mechanic, not the car. Fortunately it does both.
It’s also extremely convenient for creeper access to the undercarriage without cumbersome fixed jackstands being in your way. Increase the elevation approximately 9 inches to give you more work room. The Wheel Stand becomes the mechanics favorite tool!
If you can change a tire, you can install the Wheel Stand. It’s that simple. One person can accomplish it in about 10 minutes. You’ll need to jack the vehicle up about 9-11 inches to install. The Wheel Stands come with plates that allow up to 4 standard bolt patterns.
Once the wheel stands are in place the vehicle is elevated and portable… able to be moved about the work area by the efforts of one person.
Perhaps the greatest single money-saving aspect of the Wheel Stands is the protection against BODY FLEX when it comes to hoisting your vehicle. Many people spend scores, even hundreds of thousands of dollars on their vintage prize cars, only to have their mechanic hoist the auto using the body frame. You should never do this — but without the Wheel Stands there is very little choice otherwise. Vehicles should always be hoisted by their hubs/axels.
Convertible corvettes (fiberglass vehicles) are particularly vulnerable and I’ve seen body flex gaps anywhere from 1/4 – 1/2 inches wide between the door and body frame. There is also flex stress placed on coups because the engine is typically the heaviest component and pulls the front downward, weakening the integrity of the vehicle frame.
The Wheel Stand prevents all of this from happening. Your vehicle is hoisted from the axles, countering the heavy engine and backend from sagging downward.
Why spend thousands of dollars on a vehicle you love only to bend it’s frame every time it’s hoisted for maintenance or modification?
Wheel Stands are made of rugged, high quality design, fabrication, and finish in the U.S.A. by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. Constructed of 3/16″ plate steel, powder coat finish, bright cadnium plated fasteners, 5″ phenolic swivel casters with grease-able swivels and axles, with four interchangeable bolt patterns. Although initially intended for use in the restoration in my mid-year corvettes, these stands quickly became the norm for any make of model within the shop.
Whether you’re working on a classic or late model, from a small house garage part-time to larger full-time restoration shop, you’ll find the Wheel Stands to have several advantages and benefits any automobile enthusiasts can immediately appreciate.