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#257612 - 10/11/12 04:16 PM Hydraulic Jack
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In another thread in this Forum, it was mentioned by Chevgene that there was also a hydraulic jack made for a '48. Someone asked for more info on that jack but there was none. If this was a hydraulic bumber jack, I may have had one of them fall into my lap today!! Chevgene, can you enlighten us on the hydraulic jack and perhaps post a photo or two if you have them? Thanks. Beamer
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#257615 - 10/11/12 04:29 PM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: Beamer]
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Beamer, Please consider posting some pictures of the jack you found. Thanks, Mike
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#257668 - 10/12/12 07:23 AM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: Mike Buller]
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http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s568/srdeni1/IMG_1859_zps617d468a.jpg
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s568/srdeni1/IMG_1863_zps0907ec8f.jpg
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s568/srdeni1/IMG_1860_zpsf7492b30.jpg
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s568/srdeni1/IMG_1858_zps3583a866.jpg
This is the best I can do. I fooled around with Photobucket for over an hour and nothing worked. I finally had to reregister using my wife's email. Apparently they have changed things a lot. The jack is a little over 31" tall and the base is 4 1/2" x 6". I left off one photo showing the bottom of the base which is apparently permanently fastened to the jack. It appears to originally have been painted red. It works fine but I don't have the handle. I will make one if I can find out if the original was a steel pipe or solid bar of steel. Beamer


Edited by Beamer (10/12/12 07:35 AM)
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#257669 - 10/12/12 07:40 AM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: Beamer]
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http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s568/srdeni1/IMG_1864_zps2fa38cb1.jpg
Here is the photo of the base from the bottom. Beamer
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#257673 - 10/12/12 08:50 AM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: Beamer]
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Here's a 48 Hydraulic Jack


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#257805 - 10/13/12 03:24 PM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: chef-chevy]
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A friend of mine that works on mowers and small engines went to a yard sale today and bought a tiller a riding mower a go-cart a nearly new snow blade for a small tractor,and also a OLD ORIGINAL HYDRAULIC JACK,it's missing the base and handle,get this he only paid $5.00 bucks for the Jack.....what a find...

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#257816 - 10/13/12 04:34 PM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: 48heavychevy]
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I could make your friend a bunch more money for that disabled jack he doesn't need...So where can I send my contact info?

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#257878 - 10/14/12 06:15 AM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: chef-chevy]
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I'll ask him at church today to see what he say's.I need to learn how to post pixs..

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#257882 - 10/14/12 08:12 AM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: 48heavychevy]
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I sent you a PM

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#257896 - 10/14/12 12:13 PM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: 48heavychevy]
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I got mine for nothing! I was visiting a friend who gives me old tools and unrecognizable old car accessories and, since he has junked cars for over 50 years, I asked him if he might have some old bumber jacks. I told him I had photos of what I was looking for but he said the only jacks he had around were for possibly '60 models and up. Then he said he did have an old hydraulic jack he has had for over 30 years and he thought it was a bumper jack. Not knowing there were so many different old hydraulic bumper jacks, I thought it might be a GM one and I was really excited. I did not know what a '48 GM hydraulic jack looked like at that time (last Thursday) but his seemed like it could possibly be one. He gave it to me and I posted my photos the next day and was told it is not a '48. I was a little let down but I will clean it up and display it anyway as I guess not everyone has one! Beamer
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#257916 - 10/14/12 03:38 PM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: Beamer]
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I've been looking for a long time for that one,and also have many vintage jacks displayed in "the man cave"

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#257963 - 10/15/12 10:03 AM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: chef-chevy]
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chef-chevy, Can you identify my jack? I haven't gone over it with a magnifying glass but I could not find any ID on it during a cursory exam. I was looking on the web at antique hydraulic bumper jacks and found one almost like it, including being red, but it didn't have any ID on it either. The jacking mechanism and the fluid storage tank were identical to mine but the part that fits on the bumber was a little different, and it did not have the sliding sleeve on the column just above that part as mine does.
I don't have a handle and would like to make one. Was the original most likely a piece of steel pipe or a solid bar (or something else)? About how long was it? I imagine it was a pipe as that could be cut on the end to fit the valve on the jack. If you could pass me your best estimate on these things, I would appreciate it. Beamer
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#257983 - 10/15/12 12:44 PM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: Beamer]
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Beamer I would like to help but could only guess.I have the stock jack not the accesary hydraulic one..Can only dream a this point

Maybe we could get Conv48 to jump in,here's a few pics he posted a while back





Conv48 could you share some more info with us,thanks in advance

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#258084 - 10/16/12 12:21 PM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: chef-chevy]
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I've owned three of these accessory hydraulic jacks and the base is removable. the handle is a hard plastic. don't have dimensions at this time for you but can get some later this week.
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#258085 - 10/16/12 12:32 PM Re: Hydraulic Jack [Re: conv48]
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Thank you Johnny...Measurements would be great and if it is no trouble maybe a few close up pics

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