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  • #76
    Originally posted by ddub View Post
    Good one!
    Bumper jacks? The most dangerous and evil thing known to man. I'known and seen many folks injured by those ill engineered and foolish things. If you want one for show, OK, but get a proper hydraulic frame jack to use. And a decent set of jack stands.

    I'd rather put a gun to my head than use a bumper jack. It'd be a tossup.

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    • #77
      i have always thought that bumper/scissor jacks were for "on the road" flat tire emergencies where one would not think about going underneath the vehicle...

      anyone using one for under the vehicle service is just waiting for a nomination for a "Darwin Award"! http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/
      Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

      '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

      '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Corvanti View Post
        i have always thought that bumper/scissor jacks were for "on the road" flat tire emergencies where one would not think about going underneath the vehicle...

        anyone using one for under the vehicle service is just waiting for a nomination for a "Darwin Award"! http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/
        X2...I've used them before, but only for the job intended.
        Tom - Bradenton, FL

        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
        1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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        • #79
          So, here I am minding my own business, working under my truck, when someone drives by and tells me to "be careful". I was using TWO boards to hold up the truck, not just ONE ! ! ! ! How much more safe could I be ???? I was already TWICE as safe as using only ONE board.
          Just kidding, of course. This is a famous internet picture of what NOT to do.
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          • #80
            I was able to souce a pair of jacks locally for the Daytona and Commander. I got the bolt to hold down the spare. Does anyone have a jack handle or two? Heck, if I get the trunk floor mats and spare tire cover, I'll have everything I need...
            Last edited by Swifster; 10-08-2014, 07:07 PM.
            Tom - Bradenton, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
            1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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            • #81
              Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
              They were not the best design as far as safety is concerned. That said, remember, we didn't need safety warnings on any of the products we used back in the "good old days." We were brought up to look both ways before crossing and to beware of what could happen if we did not keep our eyes open to a few simple laws of physics.
              I can't remember how many times I've used those jacks to change a flat on Studebakers, Cadillacs, Hudsons, Oldsmobiles, et.al., in all sorts of weather and any time of the day or night. Move to level ground; maintain jack post in near perfect vertical. Always be alert and leery but, in a pinch, used wisely, it may be your only alternative.
              I specifically remember one Christmas Eve when I was headed home from Penn State in a '57 Cadillac. It was a bitter cold night in a squalling snowstorm. As I crested Cresson mountain on Rt 22 my right rear tire blew. Nothing was open at that point and no one was anywhere, except me and that bumper jack. The biggest problem with them is you need to jack the bumper so high to get the tire off the ground, as it hangs from the distended spring.
              Yes, they look good bracketed in the trunk for a show. A bottle jack or scissor jack under the axle is much safer, requires less energy and far superior.
              And it further went downhill using a bumper jack if you had tires that were larger than stock.

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              • #82
                I don't know, maybe ask Jill?
                Originally posted by Swifster View Post
                When I got my '64 Daytona, it came without a jack. When I got my '64 Commander, it came without a jack. What happened to all the jacks?
                Lou Van Anne
                62 Champ
                64 R2 GT Hawk
                79 Avanti II

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                • #83
                  Smart Ass! My Hawk came with a jack, but the wrong base, making it useless.
                  Originally posted by Lou Van Anne View Post
                  I don't know, maybe ask Jill?
                  Lou Van Anne
                  62 Champ
                  64 R2 GT Hawk
                  79 Avanti II

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                  • #84
                    OK, the part number for the wrenches is 513201. Looking for two...

                    And where do the wrenches go? Do they on the jack, go under the spare...
                    Tom - Bradenton, FL

                    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                    • #85
                      On Larks and Lark Type Sedans, they do go under the spare, held in place (quietly) by the Tire.
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #86
                        I know where they all went...... They were left on the side of the road after the first use!

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                        • #87
                          Still would love to have a complete original Avanti jack myself.
                          Mike
                          Fort Worth, TX


                          1964 Avanti R2 #R-4986

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                          • #88
                            Those USA jacks man,dangerous stuff not to be used at all
                            You will not only have a flat tire but also an accident.
                            This jack is really the only wrong thing on a Stude.

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                            • #89
                              I have one from a '60 Lark and one from a '63 Cruiser I can bring to Reedsville; but no lug wrench.
                              "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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                              • #90
                                I'm good. I have two jacks, bases and wrenches...
                                Tom - Bradenton, FL

                                1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                                1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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