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Original Tire Change Tools
#1284053 Thu Oct 18 2018 06:15 PM
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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.

Re: Original Tire Change Tools
Franklin's 50 #1284074 Thu Oct 18 2018 11:27 PM
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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

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 smile

i hope folks on the forums can help us both out

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Re: Original Tire Change Tools
Franklin's 50 #1284151 Fri Oct 19 2018 11:16 PM
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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.

Re: Original Tire Change Tools
Franklin's 50 #1285424 Tue Oct 30 2018 03:27 AM
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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.



'64 Chev C20 LWB stepside ( Ol'Blue )
Re: Original Tire Change Tools
Franklin's 50 #1285438 Tue Oct 30 2018 11:50 AM
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You talking about AD trucks Chris or your 64?

1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: Original Tire Change Tools
Franklin's 50 #1285471 Tue Oct 30 2018 06:29 PM
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from AD to 66, that I can recall. So somewhere around 48/9 to 66.



I'll dig through some of my ancient literature, and see If I can find anything to add.
You know, pictures, and stuff. smile

Last edited by Detroit Iron; Tue Oct 30 2018 06:34 PM.

'64 Chev C20 LWB stepside ( Ol'Blue )
Re: Original Tire Change Tools
Franklin's 50 #1335054 Sun Nov 24 2019 04:48 AM
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Im still curious to see a original picture of this for my 49.

Re: Original Tire Change Tools
Franklin's 50 #1335064 Sun Nov 24 2019 12:04 PM
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Brad has some good documentation on tools.

Here are photos of a variety of tools.

jack and handle
lug/plug wrench (I think)

No one has shown any illustrations of how they might have been attached, but, the consensus of opinions is that they were stored under a front seat.

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Re: Original Tire Change Tools
Franklin's 50 #1335120 Sun Nov 24 2019 08:47 PM
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Here are some pictures and what I have found, that being said there is very little in the factory documentation. The first is a tire iron I found under the seat in three large trucks, all were identical and fit the factory lugs (never found a jack for a large truck).
Here is what I assembled for my truck. I have found three of these jacks w/folding handle in parts trucks. This jack was produced and used in a variety of applications by GM into the early 70’s. These jacks have no markings, stamps, etc.
I found jacks in the following, 1949, 1951, and a 1953 that had burned. I will look in my GMC Master Parts Book as it has additional information when I find it. I would think that these like the hand tools were left in garages and sheds over time, thus they are rare items.

Re: Original Tire Change Tools
Franklin's 50 #1335122 Sun Nov 24 2019 09:08 PM
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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.


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