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65 Riviera trunk jack set up

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Asking for help...I want my tire jack to look correct in my trunk..I found the original hook and spring but don’t know how it’s put in place.

Any photos of the correct setup would be greatly appreciated...

 

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10 hours ago, Devjas said:

Asking for help...I want my tire jack to look correct in my trunk..I found the original hook and spring but don’t know how it’s put in place.

Any photos of the correct setup would be greatly appreciated...

 

 

This is a shot of my 63. I assume 65 is the same. Hope this helps.

 

Bill

 

 

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        I studied a lot trunk compartments and this is what I decided was best...... I have my jack flipped over so the ugly protruding

handle socket doesn't show. The forward and backward position of the black center section of the jack seems to look best

the way I have mine. There has been much discussion about the jack handle previously on the forum. I've studied a lot of trunks

and most of them have the handle as shown, between the spring and the cardboard. Some have said that it goes under the spare tire

towards the front of the trunk tray, but I couldn't get mine to fit up there no matter how hard I tried. Everyone I 've talked to agrees

that the handle was not strapped to the jack from the factory, although it looks very nice that way.

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Thanks to both Seafoam and Bill for you pics. It's exactly what I needed to see. Now I can put it all together.

I really like the way Bill attached the tire iron to the arm... How is it attached?  Tape? Velcro?

 

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                I believe what you are seeing is a couple of strips cut from a bicycle tire inner tube holding the jack handle in place, or some type of super heavy duty rubber bands.

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Here are a couple of pictures that show how the braces in the trunk are cut so that the jack will only orient itself one way if installed correctly.  A skinny bicycle inner tube cut into a couple of sections works well for supporting the jack handle.  When driving, and not parked for shows, you can also wedge the jack handle between the spare tire and the trunk floor.

 

On the top of the wheel well

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On the floor of the trunk

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1 hour ago, Devjas said:

Thanks to both Seafoam and Bill for you pics. It's exactly what I needed to see. Now I can put it all together.

I really like the way Bill attached the tire iron to the arm... How is it attached?  Tape? Velcro?

 

 

I tried the bicycle inner tube and did not like the fit nor the look. I found and used black velcro straps. I think it looks more finished, it holds the tire iron very tightly to the jack and they are easy to remove and put on without taking out the jack.

 

Bill

 

P.S. I did put rubber tubing on both ends of the jack where it rests in the V-shaped brackets that were pictured by Ed. It keeps it from rattling and also keeps the jack from getting nicked up by the bracket. You can see it on the lower end in my picture.

 

 

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If you are having the car judged at a BCA show, make sure the jack handle is visible.  I had stuffed mine up with the spare tire to keep it from sliding around and forgot about it...........and got dinged.  Lesson learned and never repeated!

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You might consider taking a piece of a fairly thick vacuum hose, splitting it lengthwise, and slipping it over the edges of the brackets.  No need to remove anything when taking the jack out of its resting place.

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Say, Mr Bill

 

The next time the wife throws me to the dog house, may I crash in that beautiful trunk?

 

 

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46 minutes ago, PWB said:

Say, Mr Bill

 

The next time the wife throws me to the dog house, may I crash in that beautiful trunk?

 

 

 

As long as you take your shoes off and you have to bring your own pillow.

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30 minutes ago, Devjas said:

All done.. Thanks for all you comments and pics...

what do you think?

 

I think some golfer is missing his pants. ;) 

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1 hour ago, Zimm63 said:

What is the preferred source for the spring?  

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OK, some confusion here.  What is the look hanging off the jack?  At first glance it appears to be part of the spring, according to my new progressive glasses (trying not to hate them).  Closer examination shows that not to be the case.  

 

The spring is just a spring, from what I see now.

 

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1 hour ago, Zimm63 said:

OK, some confusion here.  What is the look hanging off the jack?  At first glance it appears to be part of the spring, according to my new progressive glasses (trying not to hate them).  Closer examination shows that not to be the case.  

 

The spring is just a spring, from what I see now.

 

 

I think those refering to the looked wire, it's a handle used to stretch the spring so you can take it off.

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I have a very similar jack in my trunk.  Picking up the Riv with the stock jack is not on my list.  

 

Given that it is rickety as all hell coupled with what I paid Tri City to replate that bumper, the original jack is an ornament.  Period. 

 

 

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On ‎8‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 9:00 PM, KongaMan said:

 

I think some golfer is missing his pants. ;) 

Ha, I was thinking the same thing. Great looking trunk though! Congrats!

 

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Good day.

 

Great info here on properly mounting the jack and handle, thanks.

 

I'm just doing the trunk in my '64, and was wondering if someone can share photos of how the other two parts of the jack, (the base and the big hook thingy) are properly factory mounted. I have the spare tire half-cover and a mounting bracket on the shelf, but I don't have any hardware to actually fix the tire to the bracket on the shelf. I assume that the jack base is bolted to the rim somehow, but where would the jack's hook go? Any advice on the acquiring (or DIY fabricating) the mounting hardware would be greatly appreciated.

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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Can you post a picture of the jack's "hook?"  The jack for a first generation Riviera has no hook.  The tab on the jack goes into a slot on the bumper.  I'm thinking you don't have the correct jack. As I said, just thinking. Or are you referring to the hold down "J" bolt? The picture in post #8 is inclusive.  

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48 minutes ago, MikeJS said:

Good day.

 

Great info here on properly mounting the jack and handle, thanks.

 

I'm just doing the trunk in my '64, and was wondering if someone can share photos of how the other two parts of the jack, (the base and the big hook thingy) are properly factory mounted. I have the spare tire half-cover and a mounting bracket on the shelf, but I don't have any hardware to actually fix the tire to the bracket on the shelf. I assume that the jack base is bolted to the rim somehow, but where would the jack's hook go? Any advice on the acquiring (or DIY fabricating) the mounting hardware would be greatly appreciated.

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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As Ed said go to post #8 for how to mount the jack along the side. I have attached pictures of my half cover mounted on the tire and the hardware you need to fix the tire to the rear shelf. I hope this helps. The hardware to affix the jack to the trunk and to affix the spare to the rear shelf should be readily available from any number of the vendors that advertise in the Riview. 

 

Bill

 

 

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44 minutes ago, RivNut said:

Can you post a picture of the jack's "hook?"  The jack for a first generation Riviera has no hook The tab on the jack goes into a slot on the bumper.  

 

Doh!!!

 

To be honest, this hunk of metal in the trunk has been there since I've owned the car, and so I just assumed it was part of the original jack. I don't recall ever having a flat, and ever just used a floor jack. A quick test of the jack, it seems to fit the slots, and seems to fit the mounting brackets so can I assume the jack is correct and I can get rid of that dead weight hook???

 

If correct jack, does the base mount on the spare?

 

Later, 

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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