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  • sals54
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    Originally posted by JBOYLE View Post
    AnAvanti4Bob...

    Here's a photo some kind soul here sent me (sorry but I can't remember who) of a real Avanti jack.[ATTACH=CONFIG]20008[/ATTACH]
    That looks like one of the jacks I found in the trunk of the Skytop GT I just got. The original Jack is also still lodged in its proper place with even the jack base and screw holding down a bias ply spare tire.

    So I guess, as far as "Where did all the jacks go?"... at least one of the spares ended up in the trunk of my GT. Hitchhiking, perhaps??

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Geez, I may have one of those Avanti jacks around here. I parted two wrecked Avantis about a decade ago and never gave that scissor jack a second thought as to being original!

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  • Roscomacaw
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    One of the surprizes of my recent Super Hawk aquistion was that it's original jack was still intact! I have several jacks layin' about here, but have no idea what sort of Studes each came from.

    BTW - if you have one of the lug wrenches that came in larger 2R trucks (and maybe others), look at the Stude symbol cast into it. The S is cast in reverse (backwards). I parted out a 2R16 some years ago that had one of these wrenches and a yellow cloth caution flag behind the seat in a canvas bag. I've wondered if maybe that caution flag might've been factory issue.

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  • StudeDave57
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    Thankfully- my '58 Packard (Cleo) had her jack in the trunk when I bought her. The directions came later when I got the large envelope of paperwork from the original owner's son.

    Nelly (the StudeBus) came with her original jack as well...





    Good thing about that, eh?





    StudeDave '57

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  • JBOYLE
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    I sent a photo of the Avanti jack to four Corvair parts houses...two replied.
    One said "No, it's not the same jack, but similar in basic design". The other just sent a photo of theirs, looks the same to me but who knows about any size differences.

    Back to the drawing board. BTW: From what I can see, their jacks aren't much cheaper than ours.

    If there are any Corvair experts here (or who have friends who are) who would like to chip in, please do.

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  • jclary
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    Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
    Oh please! Some of you local guys go and gently remove that jack. 'cept for the need of a little cleaning...those chrome pieces look near perfect! That alone looks to be worth what he's asking for the car! They sure don't need to be scratched or bent by that jack.

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  • aarrggh
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    Originally posted by dean pearson View Post
    Nice car, 4 door right with that hood ornament?

    Dean.
    YOU BETCHA ::::http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ws...520102973.html

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  • Welcome
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    Originally posted by ddub View Post
    We've had presentations on horn buttons, steering wheels, and hub caps. Why not jacks? Is there a "jack" collector specialist in our midst? I agree. There are authenticity mavens who must know this info. It would be very nice to have it all collected in one place. My Avanti came with no jack. I bought an "authentic" one and looks just like the jack that came in my Champ! And SIMILAR to the Avanti jack pictured above in #44.
    installed at the factoryBUTSTUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM ARCHIVES should have ALL that exact info at their fingertips. IF'Monographs'renches
    Last edited by Welcome; 01-11-2013, 03:08 AM. Reason: Contest has ended

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  • ddub
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    We've had presentations on horn buttons, steering wheels, and hub caps. Why not jacks? Is there a "jack" collector specialist in our midst?[/QUOTE]

    I agree. There are authenticity mavens who must know this info. It would be very nice to have it all collected in one place.

    My Avanti came with no jack. I bought an "authentic" one and looks just like the jack that came in my Champ! And SIMILAR to the Avanti jack pictured above in #44.

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  • ddub
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    Originally posted by Fozzie Bear View Post
    I personally think all the jacks are on some lost planet, along with all trunk lids from coupes and your missing left socks and right gloves. Have you ever had 6 left gloves and not a single right glove to be found.. then a week later all the left gloves are found but the rights are missing...
    I believe the missing jack phenomenon is in some way related to the multiplying coat hangers. I regularly remove excess coat hangers. Yet, when I visit a seldom used closet it is again overflowing with excess coat hangers.

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  • Skip Lackie
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    Originally posted by Swifster View Post
    Skip, They are still looking at SI. I didn't forget... :-)

    No sweat. They're not going anywhere.

    BTW, were you the one looking for a pair of Maine license plates (64?)?

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  • RareBird
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    Originally posted by GTHawk View Post
    Try finding one for a packard hawk. I've been looking for several years. They are more rare than the car itself.
    My PH didn't come with one either. Fortunatly I snagged one on EBAY for a mere $80.00. The last two that I've spotted were near the $250.00 mark. Just gotta keep your eye out and your credit card
    Last edited by RareBird; 01-10-2013, 12:20 PM.

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  • Fozzie Bear
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    I personally think all the jacks are on some lost planet, along with all trunk lids from coupes and your missing left socks and right gloves. Have you ever had 6 left gloves and not a single right glove to be found.. then a week later all the left gloves are found but the rights are missing...

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  • jclary
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    Wow! It amazes me at what little topics will sometimes strike a cord and cause a stir here on the forum. I didn't expect this one to go into two pages of of posts, but here we are. My cars somehow survived with their jacks in place. What I like about the one in my '48 is the big art deco wing nut that holds the jack in place. Forgive me if I've missed it, but if there has not been a Turning Wheels article on jacks, this thread should indicate one would be appreciated.

    We've had presentations on horn buttons, steering wheels, and hub caps. Why not jacks? Is there a "jack" collector specialist in our midst?

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  • dean pearson
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    Nice car, 4 door right with that hood ornament?

    Dean.

    Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
    " Here`s a jack . ! "

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