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Jack Restoration ( neat flea-market find this week )
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2010/10/10 7:41
From Polecat Hollar, MD
Posts: 15
Found a unique jack at a flea market this past weekend. It's a Packard jack, and at first look I was convinced it was originally painted with black paint. When I ran my thumb across the black paint on the jack, magically the Packard blue began to reveal itself. The more I rubbed ( felt like I was rubbing down a magic genie lamp ) the more the jack turned from black to blue.

My question is what is what should I do with the jack ? Is it preferred to leave it original since there's no rust to distract. Or should I media blast the whole setup and paint original colors ?

I've been collecting old jacks for about 10 years now. Am also working up a photo ID Guide for old jacks of all makes. If anyone has any unknown jacks lay'n around the barn I'm happy to "try" to ID the jack in exchange for permission to use the photos. Just send me a IM. And yes, I have a copy of the wonderful Packard Tool Guide... one of the authors lives on the other side of town and we talk jacks when the occasion arises.

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Re: Jack Restoration ( neat flea-market find this week )
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Looks to be a Walker #213028 jack for a '32-'36 Eight and yes, it should be Walker Blue. If you intend to sell it I'd leave it "as is" and leave the choice of whether to preserve or repaint up to the new owner.

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Re: Jack Restoration ( neat flea-market find this week )
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Took your advice Owen and kept it original. Just posted the jack for sale in the flea market section of this nice website.

Posted on: 11/17 17:17:45
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Re: Jack Restoration ( neat flea-market find this week )
Home away from home
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2009/9/14 15:46
From Salt Lake City, UT
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U have the JACK - now start building the car.

BUILD FROM THE GROUND UP

Posted on: 11/18 6:48:17
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Re: Jack Restoration ( neat flea-market find this week )
Not too shy to talk
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2010/10/10 7:41
From Polecat Hollar, MD
Posts: 15
Barry.... I collect old jacks. Pictured is just one day's hunt, as I have more at home trust me. For now I'm going to chill with my 1965 Rambler Wagon and 1986 Honda Spree Scooter LOL.

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