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Wm Steed

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Re: Bumper Hook
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 02:31:50 PM »
Go.. Bumper jacks were a very common item stating in the 1940's through the 1960's, with the advent of tubeless tires, flat tires became a thing of the past.
The bumper type jacks are very safe if used per the directions, which include blocking the wheels and being on flat ground.
Never had a problem with damage to a bumper if the jack is used per the instructions.. Of course it is best to slightly loosen the lug nuts before jacking the car up. Wm.
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Re: Bumper Hook
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 01:15:22 PM »
Fine that You got one!
I have one like this https://www.duden.de/_media_/full/W/Wagenheber-201020518505.jpg
for real use.
Once using it for a rear wheel change, the car fell off it because i didn´t put chocks to the front wheels.
The wheel was still on, and I could straighten the jack  to use it again...

With the car came this one (left of the Samsonites):
 

I never dared to use it because of the instruction label:
 


I didn´t want to put my bumpers to a risk...
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Re: Bumper Hook
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 05:16:02 PM »
I received the jack and it was in very good shape but needed a little tweaking.   I've been waiting for a nice sunny day and a frozen driveway to really check it out.  I did try it out in my cramped garage and lifted the car about six inches. I want to put a rubber surface on the hook first to keep from marring the bumper. It folds up nicely and is easy to stow in the trunk. I'll send pictures when I can it get it outside.

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Re: Bumper Hook
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 09:37:03 PM »
Let us know what you think when you get a chance to test it (hopefully you won't actually need to test it, if you know what I mean).

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Re: Bumper Hook
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 03:31:10 PM »
I have had no luck in finding the right hook for my jack but my search led me to this on ebay:
       
Vintage Working HAND CRANK TRIPOD 3-Legged BUMPER Car Truck JACK

I wanted something from the same era that would be functional and safe. From what I heard these three legged jacks are very stable.  We'll see
« Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 03:32:26 PM by Flathead »

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Re: Bumper Hook
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 02:52:28 PM »
I sent them a request,
Thank you

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Re: Bumper Hook
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 02:41:24 PM »
Try Wildcat auto  wrecking in Oregon.

They have a huge inventory of old Mopar's

https://www.wildcatmopars.com/


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Bumper Hook
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 01:22:05 PM »
Anyone out there know where I could find a hook for my bumper jack? I have a 51 Plymouth Cranbrook.
 Thanks
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 01:23:12 PM by Flathead »