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Thinking again ...
We are still asking:
What did you
get done on
your Bolt today
????


The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

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truck jacks
#242716 Wed Oct 24 2007 04:26 AM
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Our 51 3/4ton is ready for a new master cylinder with power booster. My first job today was to put the truck up on jack stands. I purchased a hydraulic jack at sears, 12,000 lbs. Figured it would do the job. It doesn't fit under the front axle, at 9" tall it misses by an inch or more. I moved things around and got the truck up on jacks but I started thinking what was the original jack like? was it a bumper jack, a scissor jack? was it stored under the seat? did the trucks even come with a jack? couldn't find anything in the shop manual or the operator's manual we got last week. Anyone with the original equipment out there? Martin

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#242717 Wed Oct 24 2007 05:45 AM
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I don't know what the 3/4-ton had, but if it was the same as a 1/2-ton it was a simple screw jack looks a bit like the bottle jack you just bought, but a few inches shorter.


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Re: truck jacks
#242718 Wed Oct 24 2007 01:08 PM
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Having owned a few street rods that were very low I always drove them up on a2x4s so I could get my floor jack under the front end.

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#242719 Wed Oct 24 2007 04:33 PM
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3/4 ton came with the same screwjack as the 1/2 ton.


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#242720 Wed Oct 24 2007 05:12 PM
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The original jack and accessories from your truck look like this.

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#242721 Wed Oct 24 2007 09:14 PM
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Grumpy old guy playing with trucks, cars, and boats
If you need a replacement screw jack - hit a salvage yard, most trucks came with them, either inside, or clamped to the inner fender. The pic's that Steve posted looks just like the unit in my old '78 Dodge, the '81 Chev that I have for parts, and the '73 Ford that I worked on. (I think they used the same vendor)


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#242722 Fri Oct 26 2007 04:00 AM
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I really need to get a jack for my Suburban. I've never looked at later Chevy jacks, but the one for my '01 Dakota (and '97) was a scissor jack, with the lug wrench doubling as the crank handle. What I like about them is that the lug wrench and all the sections for the handle come in a decent, lined pouch. Stores neat, andthe lining keeps them from rattling.
Probably a king's ransom at the dealership though!

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Brad54 #330700 Tue Oct 30 2007 10:01 PM
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They come up for sale on Ebay regularly.

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Re: truck jacks
Brad Allen #331307 Thu Nov 01 2007 01:40 AM
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Checking with my local pick-a-part salvage yard, they wanted $5 for the jack, handle, and lug wrench.

Just an FYI


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