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Old 03-17-2006, 04:02 AM
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I have a hook but need a jack, wrench and base. I'd like to buy one from you or trade some parts? Original jack only. I have a 59 but I think the 58 to 60's were all the same. I'll take the the jack in parts, a complete one if that's what you have and as long as it can be restored to look nice the condition isn't too critical. Thanks,
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:30 PM
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I do not have a spare one. They are the same from 1958 to 1960. They are not the most common part because for some reason before many people junk a car they remove the jack as a souvenir. Once they keep it, they cannot remember what car it came from, so at that point it gets put in the garbage.

The lug wrench is the same on most Fords form the fifties to the seventies, so that should be easy to find even in NOS.

Contact the T-bird suppliers on our links page. Some of them will have a used jack.

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Old 03-17-2006, 04:54 PM
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>I do not have a spare one. They are the same from 1958 to
>1960. They are not the most common part because for some
>reason before many people junk a car they remove the jack as
>a souvenir. Once they keep it, they cannot remember what car
>it came from, so at that point it gets put in the garbage.
>
>The lug wrench is the same on most Fords form the fifties to
>the seventies, so that should be easy to find even in NOS.
>
>Contact the T-bird suppliers on our links page. Some of them
>will have a used jack.
>
>Alexander
>1959 Hardtop
>1960 Golde Top

I've called them all and then some without success. I'm Ebay'd and Google'd out from looking. I have just aquired a second 2853 Carter AFB carb for a 430. It's been rebuilt. I'd trade even up for a jack or even a reground 430 camshaft. That's how badly I want a good jack for my 59.

I hope you got my membership renewal. Thanks, Dave
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:38 PM
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I got your dues renewal. Thanks for supporting this site.

Both my Squarebirds came without jacks. When I did get a jack for my 1959 in the early eighties, my father decided to jack up both ends of his 1973 Ford LTD using the LTD's and my T-Bird jack. To the credit to the sturdiness of the jacks, they did lift the car in the air as a sort of low cost lift. Unfortunately the car was on soft ground, so this configuration was unstable, causing the car to fall and mangle my T-Bird jack. Luckily no one was hurt.

I got another T-Bird jack, but that one did not work. I traveled around with bottle jack in my car. A few years later I found a good jack from a guy who horded a bunch of Squarebird parts.

I got my jack for my Golde Top from Bob's Bird House a few years ago. Did you try him?

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Old 03-18-2006, 12:44 AM
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>I got your dues renewal. Thanks for supporting this site.
>
>Both my Squarebirds came without jacks. When I did get a
>jack for my 1959 in the early eighties, my father decided to
>jack up both ends of his 1973 Ford LTD using the LTD's and
>my T-Bird jack. To the credit to the sturdiness of the
>jacks, they did lift the car in the air as a sort of low
>cost lift. Unfortunately the car was on soft ground, so this
>configuration was unstable, causing the car to fall and
>mangle my T-Bird jack. Luckily no one was hurt.
>
>I got another T-Bird jack, but that one did not work. I
>traveled around with bottle jack in my car. A few years
>later I found a good jack from a guy who horded a bunch of
>Squarebird parts.
>
>I got my jack for my Golde Top from Bob's Bird House a few
>years ago. Did you try him?
>
>Alexander
>1959 Hardtop
>1960 Golde Top

Here is one that got away! I fell asleep and was outbid. It went for 195.00 on an auction website.
http://www.rhyner.com/59jbird/photos/BUMPERJACK.JPG


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Old 03-18-2006, 09:40 PM
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Wow, almost $200 for a jack! Too bad there are so many lying around in garages, but no one know for what car they are used.
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:44 PM
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>Wow, almost $200 for a jack! Too bad there are so many lying
>around in garages, but no one know for what car they are
>used.
>Alexander
>1959 Hardtop
>1960 Golde Top

I have begun to aquire a load of hard to find parts for squarebirds. For example, A/C temp switches, fiberglass A/C housings, evaporators, A/C hoses, R12 expansion valves, A/C sight glass etc. I'm in the trading mood for a jack. I have a like new 430 reground cam for a 59. I have a couple 58 compressors. Bartering material that might loosen someones jack from their trunk.
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:46 PM
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ps: I have a spare Carter AFB rebuilt for a 59 430 motor too. 2853
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:20 PM
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Check with Nick's Thunderbird. I bought one from him a few years ago for around $100. When I called him he said it would take some time to put one together. A year later I got a call. The jack he sent me looked like it just came off the assembly line. It was well worth the money I paid for it.
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:57 PM
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>Check with Nick's Thunderbird. I bought one from him a few
>years ago for around $100. When I called him he said it
>would take some time to put one together. A year later I
>got a call. The jack he sent me looked like it just came off
>the assembly line. It was well worth the money I paid for
>it.

Thanks for the tip. I'll try them. I have 2 extra hooks if anyone needs one. I just got a base and all the mounting hardware but still need a jack post with the jack.
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