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#2401347 - 11/10/17 09:29 AM Re: are you using your factory mopar jack if you have flat [Re: moparpro]
NachoRT74 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/07
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for a flat tire, I still trust on the original jack and use it if needed... no probs on that.

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#2401557 - 11/10/17 05:17 PM Re: are you using your factory mopar jack if you have flat [Re: DZJim]
71GTX471 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/03
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Loc: Harriman NY
Used to have an old Sears scissors jack that worked real good.

Grew up with one blue & red it was the main family jack for years did everything with it until I finely got a hyd.floor jack from sears they would have a $99 special buy a jack & get 2 free jack stands.Still have the jack & stands.


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#2401569 - 11/10/17 05:38 PM Re: are you using your factory mopar jack if you have flat [Re: 71GTX471]
bboogieart Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
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Used a bumper jack on the right rear on a '70 Fury back in the 80's once. whistling
It wouldn't lift the car high enough to get the tire off the ground. shocked

I now take care to make sure all tires and brakes are kept in good driving condition.

Just in case though, I have a good spare, small floor jack, 2 jack stands, a piece of micro lam. and a 1/2" drive socket set with breaker bar, as well as a small tool kit in all my rides, except the Shovel Head of course...
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#2401757 - 11/11/17 12:39 AM Re: are you using your factory mopar jack if you have flat [Re: moparpro]
skyhawk61 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/06
Posts: 333
Loc: hickory nc USA
I leave the original jack for the shows, but carry one of these in all my old Mopars. GM unit works like a floor jack, so bumpers don't get twisted and scratched. I removed the round "thingie" on the end, welded on a plate with "lips" to keep it from sliding off the car's frame. Good footprint, very stable, and, once upon a time, cheap as dirt at the junkyard.


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#2401783 - 11/11/17 07:36 AM Re: are you using your factory mopar jack if you have flat [Re: moparpro]
71GTX471 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/03
Posts: 1195
Loc: Harriman NY
Skyhawk that's pretty cool what model did they come in.

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#2401907 - 11/11/17 11:22 AM Re: are you using your factory mopar jack if you have flat [Re: 71GTX471]
skyhawk61 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/06
Posts: 333
Loc: hickory nc USA
71GTX471, they came in GM Caprice, Impala,Cutlass, Monte Carlo, Grand Prix models 1978-88, and some of the smaller Cadillacs. Sometimes found in Camaro and Firebird 82-02, but with a different frame plate (no round "thingie" on the end that goes under the frame.)

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#2403005 - 11/13/17 10:53 AM Re: are you using your factory mopar jack if you have flat [Re: moparpro]
a12rag Offline
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Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 1857
Loc: Calgary, Alberta Canada
In 99 I went to Chryslers in Carlisle in my 74 Duster360. Once there, I realized I had a rear spring shackle break (but it broke so it was keyed together "most"of the time) . . . rather than trust my body to the bumper jack, I bought a small floor jack that came with a plastic carrying case, along with new shackles and repaired the car in motel parking lot . . . still have the jack . . . sure the bumper jacks work, but the floor jack is just easier and can use it on any vehicle/trailer !! . . .

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