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In the back, there is a u-shaped bracket in front of the differential that you can pick up the whole back end with and get both back jack stand points. DON'T use the differential.

In the front, there is something similar, but my memory is failing me a bit - I can't remember exactly what it looks like. My floor jack is one of the less expensive kind (unlike those way cool low profile ones in a current thread), so I have to use a "starter" jack. I use a small jack under a jack point and get the front end high enough to get the larger jack under the center of the front end.

I think this has been discussed here before. You can probably find better descriptions than mine if you search the archives for "jack" or "jack point." Also, there was a decent description in a Roundel awhile ago in an article about brake work.

Interesting to hear you deformed a support rail - I had intended to use that next time when I saw someone do it at my last driving school. It's easier than the starter jack method.
 
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