The “Mazda” OEM scissor jack, that in some markets is located in the right-side trunk compartment (along with a spare tire in the bottom trunk cavity) but is not provided as standard equipment here in the U.S. (gram strategy? – we get a tire repair kit with a 12-volt air pump and a can of sealer instead), incorporates a slot to surround the frame rail to concentrate the load away from the seam.
According to both the User’s Manual and the Owner’s Manual for the 124 Spider, the car lifting points are marked on the side skirts with the ▼ symbols. I have yet to find them.
Since the Fiat 124 Spider Service Manual* published by Mopar’s Tech Authority is of no use regarding vehicle jacking and/or lift-up positions (the simplest maintenance procedure of all and the $135+ manual states “WORK IN PROGRESS”), here’s an excerpt from Mazda’s MX-5 manual…
2016 – MX-5 – JACKING POSITIONS, VEHICLE LIFT (2 SUPPORTS) AND SAFETY STAND (RIGID RACK) POSITIONS
- To prevent obstruction between the jack body and front bumper when the jack body is inserted, use a low-floor type jack.
Vehicle Lift-up Positions
Front and rear
- Both sides of the vehicle, on side sills around pinch welds.
* If Mopar would like to make available to me a revised CD copy of the Service Manual that is truly ready for publication (there should not be “WORK IN PROGRESS” statements throughout a released document, especially when complementary updates are not included in the purchase!), I’ll revise my critique 😉