Scott Farrington

1941 Jack and tools - proper colors for restoration

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Good morning everyone.  In my 41 Special parts car, I found the jack and what I believe to be a tire stop(?)   (Top item in Granpa's pic where they are painted green - what is it called) 

 

What are the correct colors for these items?  I would like to restore them before offering them for sale.  Everything is free and moving.


Thanking you all in advance.

 

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That item is the "jack stand", don`t know about color. `41 Pontiac used the same type jack and stand.. It`s a rim jack, I think it was only used a couple years, maybe `41-42.

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My jack has traces of green along with part of the original decal on it. I have seen several others painted green. Although I read somewhere that these also came in black it appears that green was the predominant color.

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 On my '41 Canadian built '41, the jack pieces is a kind of dark olive green colour.

Keith

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I have attached a photo of my jack. This is the way I purchased it, used.

I have every reason to believe that the remaining paint is correct.

If you look closely inside the rim support at the top you will also see the remains of the original yellow decal.

 

 

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The '41 jack has similar components as the '40 jack.  The lug wrench shown at the bottom of the photo wasn't original, but it does beg the question of what tool was provided in the kit to remove the hubcap.  You should also have a stamped sheet metal piece that would bolt to the forward edge of the tool tray and used to retain the spare in place.  It also has a unique bolt with an elongated head that I believe matches the lug wrench.

 

The biggest difference between the two years of car jacks is the jack.  Where does your jack attach to the car?

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