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  • #91
    Originally posted by hawk gt 62 rhd View Post
    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.
    Agree. I still have a scar about 2" long on the side of my left knee, from the late 1960s. It happened when a bumper jack popped put from under the rear bumper of a 56J, and the top of the stalk "got me".

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    • #92
      Originally posted by hawk gt 62 rhd View Post
      This jack is really the only wrong thing on a Stude.
      All cars of the period came with pretty much the same bumper jack. It is absolutely not a safe tool but, even the more modern scissor jacks have stability issues. I would choose to use neither if I had the option to carry a floor jack and jack stands. I once had to change a flat tire on the rear of a '57 Cadillac on a Christmas Eve at night at the top of a mountain in a full blown snowstorm in order to make it home for the holiday; YEAH! Just like John Walton in the original "Homecoming" movie.
      It's what we had at the time. We used what we had; hopefully exercising some modicum of common sense. A half century or more has passed and much has improved; not least of which is our ability to summon help with touch of a cell phone.
      "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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      • #93
        got one between the eyes from a Hi-Lift Farm Jack that did the same thing..... saw Stars and still have the scar....

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        • #94
          These pics bring back memories! Ugh!
          Originally posted by thunderations View Post
          This is an unrestored jack that came in my 1950 Regal Deluxe Starlight Coupe. The bar is 31 inches long and the hook fits the bumper nicely. It even works, but I'm still not going to trust it. As far as I know, it is correct.
          [ATTACH=CONFIG]19934[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]19935[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]19936[/ATTACH]

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          • #95
            Jack tools...

            I found these under my M15a seat!
            ....but no jack
            Attached Files

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            • #96
              I brought two Stude jacks to Reedsville to sell. Nobody was interested. Doesn't seem to be a high-demand item.
              Skip Lackie

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              • #97
                Originally posted by Skip Lackie View Post
                I brought two Stude jacks to Reedsville to sell. Nobody was interested. Doesn't seem to be a high-demand item.
                Until you need one or two...
                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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                • #98
                  Wow! I just got a surprise! Finally opened the rear tailgate of my 59 Lark wagon, lifted up the rear floor section & lo & behold- there was not just one jack but two, sitting complete with bases & even a spare tire. Of course the tire was flat & rotten but what a surprise! Now to see which one is the original- their both different.
                  59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                  60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                  61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                  62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                  63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                  63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                  64 Zip Van
                  66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                  66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                  • #99
                    Under the front seat of my '33 for probably 81 years.



                    Yep! The piece on the right is the starter crank !
                    "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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                    • The P/H jack shown looks like the one that came with my '57 Buick. I think it was the original, but I'm not sure. Jim

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                      • 1958 Packard jack I have one ///// make offer.

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                        • My Grandmother gave me her Studie back in 1981 in eastern Montana. We drove it home without the jack to Wa state followed by my wife In our Datsun, and had to use the Datsun scissor jack to fix a flat.

                          6 years later we went back to Mont, went out to her long-abandoned farm 35 miles out of town. As we were leaving the farm, I spotted the jack standing in its stand on the front steps to the farmhouse. It had been there, unmollested for over 30 years! It has a place of honor now in it's original trunk.
                          Morris Van Horne
                          1954 Commander

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                          • I didn't think yall would miss all the jacks. I have most of them hid in an old bus out in the woods. I just put a few in the shop. someone snitched.

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                            • I'm hardly searching for a jack, jack base, lug wrench, jack and space tire hold-downs for my 1959 Lark Sedan, if anybody would have that sitting on a shelf, or even a picture of how it looks like...regardless of the condition I'd gladly buy all of that!

                              Absolutely impossible to find here in Switzerland or even in Europe...

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                              • Originally posted by Comet72 View Post
                                I'm hardly searching for a jack, jack base, lug wrench, jack and space tire hold-downs for my 1959 Lark Sedan, if anybody would have that sitting on a shelf, or even a picture of how it looks like...regardless of the condition I'd gladly buy all of that!

                                Absolutely impossible to find here in Switzerland or even in Europe...
                                There are pictures of the various jack bases in section 1812 of the 59-64 chassis parts book. Studebaker clearly bought their bumper jacks from different companies at different times, and not all of the parts interchange -- even though they are all fundamentally the same design. The jacks provided with the 59 Larks were already NLA in December 1964, when the jacks page of the 59-64 parts book was revised. The book suggests substituting the 60-63 jack. I have one of those if you want it. The jack shaft has a V shape. I also have a 1547701 base (only) from a 59 jack, but none of the other parts. The hole in the base (and the shaft of the jack) are a Y shape.

                                I have
                                Skip Lackie

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