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'Bolter
Hi guys. Looking for some ideas for a small, safe, functional jack and tool roll for my ‘50 pickup project to keep under the seat. Also, how have you secured the jack to keep it from sliding around? Any ideas welcome. Thanks, Dave.


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Dave, a few years ago I lucked into a roll of 3/4” black, soft closed cell foam insulation. A layer on the floor acts as both sound and heat insulation and it’s soft enough that tools sorta nestin and don’t move.

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'Bolter
I got a scissor jack, probably a truck one would work best, from a salvage yard. I keep mine and other things in a boot box from a shoe store.


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Hmmmm- - - - -is that a seat over a hole in the floor- - - - -when the truck hits a mud puddle? [elvis]
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Dave, do you have room under your seat for a "trolley jack". Its the small "mini" jack like the floor jacks.

I have one that fit down in a rectangular plastic container and keep it on the back of my present 2012 pickup. Since I'm old and weak I also bought me a 18" pull bar with a short extension and correct socket size.
I've only had one flat on my truck but not having to fool with a scissor jack or even getting all the stuff out of the cab makes it a lot easier...and the pull bar was great......just giving you ideas.

.On my 37 I have a Freightliner Sprinter jack that I got back in '08 but can't remember what it even looks like. Never had to use it but with limited space behind the bottom seat of my 37 it fit good and is wrapped in some thick polyester fabric along with the tire tool.


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Thanks for the input, guys… what did our AD trucks come with originally? Was it a mechanical bottle jack? I have the original spare tire carrier on the bed side, so I might try to weld up some kind of bracket on the back of the tire mounting plate to hold a scissor jack? Just an idea…


Achipmonk, I might have room under the seat for that style of jack, but it sounds really heavy. Although easy to use once it’s on the ground!


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Dave, I might add that the small "trolley jack" is really not that heavy. I usually man handle it with one hand.

IF you decide to take a look at one you can find them in some stores already in a small plastic carrying case.
Good luck on what works best for you.


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For rigs with a 12 volt electrical system, the small electric scissors jacks are really handy for us old geezers. Nothing like pushing a switch and letting the battery do the work!
Jerry


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.My 52 Chevy has the from the factory screw type jack and handle. I just placed a piece of old carpet cut to size. Been 15+ years, no rattle, no movement, no moisture problems.


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