1970 Camaro??? jack on Ebay dated Feb. 1970

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  1. DCL70

    DCL70 Veteran Member

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    The 1970-1973 Camaro??? jack currently on Ebay is 36 1/2" long. As far as I know the longest jack that will fit between the jack brackets in a 70-73 Camaro trunk would be about 35" or less.

    Based on my research the 1970 Camaro jacks (made by Universal Tool Co., stamped "UN" on the up-down handle) are about 32 1/4" to 32 1/2" long up until about May 1970 (rivet head date code). Late 1970-1973 Camaro jacks (Universal Tool Co.) dated June 1970 to 1973 are about 34 1/2" to 34 3/4" long.

    As far as I know the 1970 Chevrolet and 1970 Chevelles jacks are about 36 1/2" long.

    Does anyone have a hacksaw for the high bidder?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130521507024
     
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    $152.50 for a 1970-1973 Camaro jack hook, jack base, and a 1970 full size Chevrolet 36 1/2" long jack post.

    Such a deal!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Seeing things like that jack makes me think of all the parts I threw away when I was a teenager....if only Marty Mcfly would have paid me a visit.......
     
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    It's a shame that some restorers spend a lot of money on incorrect parts for their car. Do some research before you buy. Ask questions before you buy.
     
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    Dave,
    Should the 36 1/2" mast have a part number on it?
     
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    I have never seen a part number on any bumper jack.
    The jack masts made by the Universal Tool Co. (stamped "UN" on the up-down lever) usually have "PATENT 3163925" stamped near the top of the mast no matter what the length. The date code on the rivet on these jacks are from 1967 to about 1974. After that the date code was stamped near the bottom end of the mast with a 4-digit date code.

    Dave
     
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    Dave: Here is picture of one.

    Larry:bowtie:
     
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    Larry,

    I assume that your photo is of a 70 Camaro jack. What is the date code on the rivet and the length?

    The 1969 and older "UN" jack masts were gray zinc plated.

    Dave
     
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    Dave, Can you link us to the previous 70+ Jack thread ??

    Asking if you could please bring together all of the facts as you understand them (square L.A. shaft versus Nowwood different shape, colors, yellow zinc etc etc, length)

    Thanks much
     
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    Chuck,

    I believe that I have listed all the other threads about 70+ Camaro jacks and related parts. It would be nice if those with "late" 1970 (Van Nuys) Camaros (June, July, and August 1970) would add information about their original jacks (the "square" cross sectional type masts made by the Walker Manufacturing Co).

    Dave

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138103

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144940

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126958

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28342

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=210817
     
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