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    Default The Soldier B HubHelper for 2.5 ton trucks

    For those that don't hang out in or visit the 5-ton section, there is now a 2.5 ton version of the HubHelper available for Deuce owners! Please check out the listing in the classifieds section here for more details: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...-10-ton-trucks

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    Special thanks to M35A2-AZ for assisting in the trial fit and mock-up of this new version!

    For some background info on this tool and how it's used you might find it helpful to skim through the write-up on the 5-ton version: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...-B-HubHelper!!

    I'll be taking orders for these for a week or so and then they will go into the production queue.

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    Fantastic idea!
    Will be orderering one soon, I was supposed to get my truck ready for the road again but just couldn't face removing and installing those hubs. Doing just one nearly broke my back a few years ago.
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    To be clear, let me make sure I understand the jack requirement. Will this HF Daytona work?

    Does another hole need to be added to the plate?

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    That Daytona jack has an Allen head bolt that holds the jack pad down. When you remove the Allen head bolt, there is a welded cross bar underneath the hole. It prevents you from installing a bolt and nut to attach an accessory to the top of the jack. The threads under jack pad also has a raised flange on it. The outside diameter is approximately 1 1/8 inch. You would have to have a bolt that is the same thread pitch as the bolt that holds the pad down. I’m not saying it will or won’t work. I’m only making the designer aware of my Daytona part # DJ3000 jack.C9AFED0A-12FE-466B-AD0E-BE7499999D13.jpg6A676CFD-C593-4764-9744-9AB3530953D6.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman502 View Post
    That Daytona jack has an Allen head bolt that holds the jack pad down. When you remove the Allen head bolt, there is a welded cross bar underneath the hole. It prevents you from installing a bolt and nut to attach an accessory to the top of the jack. The threads under jack pad also has a raised flange on it. The outside diameter is approximately 1 1/8 inch. You would have to have a bolt that is the same thread pitch as the bolt that holds the pad down. Iím not saying it will or wonít work. Iím only making the designer aware of my Daytona part # DJ3000 jack.C9AFED0A-12FE-466B-AD0E-BE7499999D13.jpg6A676CFD-C593-4764-9744-9AB3530953D6.jpg
    Ok thanks, My concern is finding a jack that will work. Does anybody already have the bracket or know what specific jack(s) will work ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by russojap View Post
    Ok thanks, My concern is finding s jack that will work. Does anybody already have the bracket or know what specific jack will work ?
    I used a cheap, Harbor Freight 2-ton small trolley jack for my 5-ton Hub Helper and I could not be happier with how it worked. It should work fine for a Deuce.

    I removed the factory bolt securing the saddle on the jack and used a short (overkill) grade 8 bolt/oversized washer/nut to attach the Helper. Easy. Raising the jack slightly made attaching the new hardware a snap.

    I don't remember what size bolt I used (in Mexico for work atm so not near my tools to measure) but it should be easy to find something that works in your spare nut/bolt can.

    Check the 5-ton thread for a picture of my jack/Helper setup for a visual on the jack.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheQuaker View Post
    I used a cheap, Harbor Freight 2-ton small trolley jack for my 5-ton Hub Helper and I could not be happier with how it worked. It should work fine for a Deuce.

    I removed the factory bolt securing the saddle on the jack and used a short (overkill) grade 8 bolt/oversized washer/nut to attach the Helper. Easy. Raising the jack slightly made attaching the new hardware a snap.

    I don't remember what size bolt I used (in Mexico for work atm so not near my tools to measure) but it should be easy to find something that works in your spare nut/bolt can.

    Check the 5-ton thread for a picture of my jack/Helper setup for a visual on the jack.


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    Ok, thanks. That makes me feel a lot better about being able to get a jack that will work.

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    The slot on the bottom of the HubHelper is 1 1/16" wide so to use that jack one would have to get a short bolt (if that bolt diameter is less than or equal to the slot width) or see of a smaller bolt like a 7/16" or a 1/2" will fit in that space and use progressively larger washers stacked up. Even a small grade 8 bolt is very strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US6x4 View Post
    The slot on the bottom of the HubHelper is 1 1/16" wide so to use that jack one would have to get a short bolt (if that bolt diameter is less than or equal to the slot width) or see of a smaller bolt like a 7/16" or a 1/2" will fit in that space and use progressively larger washers stacked up. Even a small grade 8 bolt is very strong.
    Ok thanks, I don't have that jack. I can use any jack that is known to work, preferably a cheaper jack than that one.

    I just thought that one (Daytona )would be a good choice because it has wider wheels and would be more stable.
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    I would be interested in one as long as the Daytona jack works, that's all I have for jacks.....
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