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Old 11-29-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Anyone have any idea where I might be able to find/buy the appropriate jack, jack handle and lug wrench for a 1947 Ford car?
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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This stuff is rare, for some reason scarcer than any prewar jack...'32 jacks are dime-a-dozen in comparison.
My Father threw away the jack from my '48 Ford while it was still new, about 1949 and in China. The thing fell while he was doing something, and he replaced it with something far more functional...
Just recently I bought a replacement at Hershey...wildly expensive, and one of only 3 or 4 I have ever seen at fleamarkets. My Father would have laughed at me for paying a fortune for a worthless jack...
I think you will have to keep after the want ads in V8 times and here, and be ready to jump with plenty of money.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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They show up on Ebay once in a great while and usually start out around $300
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:21 PM   #4
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The original jack was in the trunk of our '47 convertible when I got it, not sure if the jack handle/lug wrench was the original. If and when you find one I would suggest that you use it for display purposes only!!! I had an original jack in my '48 TuDor when I was in High School, I learned quickly not to use that jack.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:23 PM   #5
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Yeah...if my Father had not thrown that jack away and put a nice scissors jack into the trunk, I would likely be a grease spot on a driveway somewhere. I would have used it for everything mechanical when I was a kid, not a survivable situation...
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:06 PM   #6
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Try the EFV8 Club's Tool Advisor, Lin Stacey: LinStacey@sbcglobal.net.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:51 PM   #7
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Thank you 4dFord/SC. I'll give that a try.
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