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'big truck' home shop must have's?

Not tools or anything like that.

In my past, when I have been under the hood, it has been in a lowered mini-truck, or tiny foreign car.

When I wrench on the Jeep, I am usually underneath it.

So what do you guys with your home shops use to stand on to get under the hood of your big trucks?

Anyone have any pictures of any clever raised floor ideas?

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Topside creeper.

There is also a contraption that mounts to the tow hooks, I've heard it's real sturdy. Perhaps someone else will know what it's called, who makes it or even have a link.

I use a 2 step stool or upside down 5gal bucket most of the time, lol. Or the bumper if it's a quick job

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Step stool and the passenger side battery tray for me (see my avatar).
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The topside creeper looks perfect.

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The day after I bought my truck I went down to Lowes and picked up one of those aluminum folding step 36" wide or so gimmicks. It is about 2 ft tall so it makes washing the truck and working inside the engine compartment a little more manageable. lol

But I would like one of those topside creepers if they weren't so darn expensive.. But I'm not sure if they work to well for lifted truck.

What are the ones called that hang on the tow hooks, that sounds like the ticket??


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A big a** roll of hose. It worked great, but would love to find out what the contraption is that mounts on the tow hooks.

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Well since there's quite a bit of interest and no answers, let me track down the "tow hook platform dealio", give me a bit and I'll post up something usefull

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Well since there's quite a bit of interest and no answers, let me track down the "tow hook platform dealio", give me a bit and I'll post up something usefull
Im really surprised no one has built one and shared it? Could be a nice project to look into after I get my truck running again..

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I went to harbor freight and bought a hydraulic lift table with locking wheels.its really stable. II use it to lift my quads and to stand on when working on the truck. It has a raised handle with a lever to lower it so you can easily let yourself down. The best part is the kids like using the foot pump to raise me up on it so its almost like remote control.

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