I have searched but not found anything about original factory tire change tools that were supplied with a new truck. And if supplied, such as a lug wrench and jack, where were they located on the truck. I have a 1949 GMC 100 and a 1950 GMC 250 and neither truck has original tools for changing a tire. If you know what was original supplied tools and where they were located on the truck please let me know.
hi Franklin's 50, I have also recently started trying to locate information about original tools for a Chevy 1950 1 Ton, presumably the GMC and Chevy would share the same tools for similar tonnage vehicles. the parts books have yielded some numbers about some of the tools http://www.gmpartswiki.com
i did happen to find an image of 3682420 tire IRON for ALL (exc. 1/2 ton) , it is attached courtesy of johnmeissinger via google image search. you can even read the original paper tag with part number on it.
so far i have yet to find a confirmed photo of the correct jacks for these trucks. i have a leading candidate jack, it is the right style and age and most importantly, it can go high enough to lift the axle and wheel off the ground
i hope folks on the forums can help us both out -s
I don't know exactly where they are supposed to go, but on my 50 4100 the original jack is in the cab corner, and I found the original lug wrench, tire iron, and key under the seat of my 2400 mile truck.
3 locations I've ever seen them located. The jack in the corner (as mentioned), and under the seat, as well as behind the seat. They had sort of a pouch/pocketed thing draped behind the seat that carried crank jack, and tire iron. They also had a spring that stretched over a crank, or hydraulic jack under the seat, and a couple of metal straps to secure the lug wrench.
I tried to go down the original path and bought one that I thought would at least look the part (being original(ish). The jack extended fine, but would not retract without me pushing down on it and then only barely. Clearly there was something broken inside it. Instead of trying the roulette wheel again, I decided to get a newer one. I ended up with a scissor jack from a 3/4 ton modern truck. It is a beast and will lift my little 3100 without breaking a sweat. Since I'm never planning to enter a competition, the lack of originality wasn't an issue for me. When I finally get my truck on the road, I plan to stow the jack under the seat.
1953 3100 1994 Chevy 1500 (Donated to charity 2016)