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  • Bumper jack storage in 1955 commander trunk.

    Hello everyone.

    I feel stupid asking this question, but here goes-

    My car was recently at a upholstery shop getting some work done on the car. The spare tire was removed as well as the the bumper jack.
    The problem is that i don't remember how it assembles for storage.

    I have had no reason to remove it since i have never had a flat

    I have looked in the body and chassis books as well as the shop manual and no luck. I know that the spare tire had the whitewall facing out and the jack assembly was assembled to the back side of the wheel, i just don't know in what order.

    Does anyone have any pictures showing this?

    Any help is appreciated-


    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by 55cmndr View Post
    Does anyone have any pictures showing this?
    Any help is appreciated-Thanks
    I don't have a '55, but I seem to recall seeing jack pictures in my '57 owners manual.
    It's been a bit since I've looked, so I could be wrong, though...

    My '58 Packard came with a book about just the jack and it's use!!!
    Last edited by StudeDave57; 08-13-2011, 09:49 AM. Reason: added info
    StudeDave '57
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    • #3
      Thanks- I will have to look again

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      • #4
        This from a '53 coupe:

        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10,
        '51 Commander Starlight,
        '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
        '56 Sky Hawk

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        • #5
          Thanks for the photo, mine is different from the 1953 as mine is mounted vertically,in the trunk.

          See the attached picture that I got of the web, mine is just like that,i just cant remember how the base hooks into the inner wheel

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 55cmndr View Post
            Thanks for the photo, mine is different from the 1953 as mine is mounted vertically,in the trunk.

            See the attached picture that I got of the web, mine is just like that,i just cant remember how the base hooks into the inner wheel

            55CMNDR[ATTACH=CONFIG]10557[/ATTACH]
            By just saying "Commander" wasn't enough. Most people assumed a C/K body and you have a sedan body. They are completely different for spare placement. I would think that your owner's manual would give the information that you desire.

            The thing that I notice missing in the picture in post #4 is the rubber square that the upper part of the jack rests on.
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              my car is a 1955 Studebaker commander custom 2 door sedan.

              The owners manual only shows how to use the jack,not how it is stored.The picture i posted of the Studebaker tire mounted vertically, is only for reference-that's not my car.

              The tire sits in the tire well and not horizontal as the picture above shows.


              i appreciate your help though

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              • #8
                Hi everyone -

                Anyone out there that can help?

                My car is a 1955 Studebaker 2 door sedan- 16G8F2.

                The tire mounts vertically but i dont know how the base of the jack attaches to the wheel.
                The jack itself is in the holder correctly.

                The owners manual only shows how to use it, not how to stow it.

                The picture posted is a 55 Studebaker Commander showing the tire in the well mounted vertically.
                I was able to get a picture, but is not my car,it is for reference only.



                Thanks in advance for any help you can provide-

                55CMNDR

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                • #9
                  I believe it goes in the tire well, at the rear of the well, with the bottom facing the tire, and pushed about half way down so that the tire will hold it firmly. There may be some tell-tale marks on the tire or wheel well to verify that it was there before.
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