Hi it’s to keep in the boot thanks for the info much appreciated.ColinNot particularly other then the jacking point is on the seam so the jack lifting head needs a slot/groove to fit onto the seam. Is your question related to a jack to keep in the boot with a spare or a trolley jack?
Standard VW jack found in the spare kit is often like this. Note the head fits onto the seam.
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Except perhaps when the local vehicle dismantler is selling online the genuine OEM Skoda/VAG stamped jacks, taken from scrapped vehicles. As many do, via their own or collective Ebay Shops.TIP... do NOT buy on Ebay they are often too flimsy. When I bought a genuine Skoda space saver with tools from my local 'car dismantler' I was amazed at how heavy/sturdy they were. Go to your local 'scrappy' and make sure it has VAG stamped on it.
Ah yes, many a happy hour spent mountaineering and treasure hunting at Hunters of Alperton. They were one of the safer "srappies" as they only stacked three high great fun.The days of wandering into any scrapyard with your own tools, then removing the part you wanted from a stack if cars 3 or 4 high, are sadly long gone. Yes it was unsafe. Often fun though. A few still permit very limited "searching". Most don't allow strangers on the premises though.
These are notoriously less stable. But OK in an emergency. So long as you don't rely on it while you have your head under the wheel arch.Anyone know if this one is any good? At just £15 the price suggests not..
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But, please, not a brick or a breeze block or anything that can (and will) crumble! Wood or steel, OK, but you are getting les stable whenever you add bits like that, especially at the side of the road in a difficult situation.They'll often need something the depth of a brick to stand on. Preferably wider though for stability.
Have you ever been to the less salubrious areas of Liverpool? The old jokes about not parking a car by the roadside with nearly new tyres, had a modicum of basis in reality. Ex-bomb site bricks were however in plentiful supply!But, please, not a brick or a breeze block or anything that can (and will) crumble! Wood or steel, OK, but you are getting les stable whenever you add bits like that.