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  1. Which one of these OEM correct jacks are in the trunk of your car ? Both examples pictured I matched up with the Packard Tool Guide published by Reedy & Shaub.
  2. How about one more for the road. I've watched parts vendors describe the flat horizontal surface area of the standard bumper jack as "The Shelf" or as some people call it "The Perch". This is the part that slides and rests under the bumper. The 1948 Studebaker Commander came with the factory jack as pictured below. It doesn't have a "perch" or a "shelf" rather by golly it has in my opinion what amounts to nothing more than "A Slippery Slope". To the benefit of the Studebaker Engineering Department they did put a nice little nipple in the middle of their slippery slope that matches up perfectly with a hole somewhere in the bottom side of the bumper. Skiing in the French Alps comes immediately to mind. Now as far as that shallow, poor fitting, ill fitting and very much lacking base plate goes... and I really don't even want to go there.... but it's my calling: I nostalgically reminisce back to my childhood toys and those catchy Tv commercials: "Weebles Wobble but They Don't Fall Down...!" This jack will not stand upright on it's own no matter how hard you try it just wobbles and topples over.
  3. It is my understanding these are not jacks in the normal sense, rather they are called "tire savers". Back in the early tube tire days the tires were very expensive and during the winter cars were mothballed and 4 tire savers were positioned under each hubcap and the cars were only lifted an inch or two to clear the ground thus taking the weight off the expensive tires. I've seen the tire savers at Hershey in singles and pairs, rarely do you find all four matching. Anyone else have the same understanding ?
  4. Notice the tool kit is correct... using period correct tools for the win. LOVE this photo thank you...!!!!!!
  5. Were these used industry wide ? I've seen 32-34 Fords look the same. Since there's 2 tied to the one harness maybe that will help in ID Very nice shape... someone needs these...!
  6. No wonder I couldn't visually ID the thing I kept looking under automatic GTO's and Camaros. The pull trigger reminded me of my automatic 67 Mustang shifter. Looking at some Vega and Monza shifters on eBay I'd say you all are correct. I'll clean it up and get some better photos. Have been storing this for 10+ years. Should get pizza and beer money out of it...!!!!
  7. >> Jack has found a new home. << This is Walker jack and Packard Jack #213028 according to the Packard Tool Guide. Works as it should. The tang hole where the handle inserts shows no wear. This is a very nice jack and handle set. Correct for 1932-1936 Packards. (Does Not Go with Super 8's or 12's) I acquired this complete set several years ago. The jack still has some of the Packard blue paint on it. Display as is or restore it to suit. I just saw the jack alsone sell on auction for $200 so for a few dollars more you get the entire package. Asking $250 ( shipping & handling should be around $25 additional )
  8. The pair are front hubs from a 1964 Rambler 4 door that had less than 100,000 miles on them. Made in the USA these things will last another 200,000 miles. I've done all the hard work of finding and removing... have been in dry storage for the past 15 years. Interchange: 61-66 Rambler Classic 6cyl Front, 68-69 Javelin 6cyl Front, 65-68 American 6cyl, 67 Rebel 6 cyl Very heavy so pickup would be great... but no problem to ship FEDEX or UPS Ground. Asking $150 These are prized hubs that make great custom trailers... These hubs only require 4 bolts to a metal plate of your fashioning. This flexability may be just what you need in building your next custom trailer. The AMC bolt pattern I believe to be the same as FORD.
  9. New in the box. Will need a little cleaning up. Asking $100 and that includes shipping. If this doesn't find a home soon will listen to offers.
  10. The caboose on this "train wreck waiting to happen" display of dangerous OEM jacks goes to a post war Morgan automobile... Need I say more. Be safe and go buy a small hydraulic jack for your trunk... they come with nice carrying cases too. If you have any photos to add to this short history on auto jacks please post away. Happy Motoring...!
  11. Mom and Dad were married for 50+ happy years. I was one year old and attended my Mom's high school graduation.... just saying.
  12. That was a wonderful recollection of how I felt the first time I used a bumper jack on my 65 Rambler Wagon...! An A+ effort...!!! Let me add that folks in snowy climates have used bumper jacks to get unstuck. Jack up car out of snow/ditch, lean forward... repeat. LOL.
  13. I drove a Mustang as a teen and don't recognize this... Camaro ?
  14. Straight out of a Hollywood Science Fiction feature film...! Thanks for posting. Had not yet decided which jack would be crowned the most dangerous. This jack to me is the most complicated looking. This friction pole principle is the very same that was used in the middle 1930's and featured earlier in my series only this jack pictured has no outer shell and the inner workings are wide open to view. Spill a few drops of motor oil on this by mistake and you'll soon see what a real mistake looks like. I assume this is a VW or Mercedes jack probably made by the Bilstein Company.
  15. Oh my don't toss the jacks... Many owners like to have the original jack for show points. 1948 Studebaker jacks can be hard to find.