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Step 5: Attach the Smaller Diameter Rods

The 4 smaller diameter rods will be attached to the front power jacks. This is why the jacks need to have holes down the sides. Ours have manually lowering feet so the jacks don't have to be lowered so far, and the holes are there for the catch pin. Because our holes run through the jack legs from side to side, the two side rods can be blot directly to the legs; however, the two front rods will need to be attached to the other two L-brackets which can be bolted directly to the legs.

The L-brackets need to be bolted tightly to the legs, but the rods need to be able to pivot as the jack legs are raised and lowered. This is where the lock nuts come in handy. They don't need to be tightened all the way, just enough that the rods don't have much play room but are still allowed to pivot.
 
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