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Wanted: Jack for 1956 Clipper
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Does anybody have - or know the whereabouts of - an original jack for my 1956 Clipper Deluxe? I've been using a trolley jack. Not the sort of thing which is easily carried in the trunk. The original jack engages with the front or rear bumper to lift the car.

I don't have a Packard part number for it. May be the same as the jack for the 1955 cars?

Brian

Posted on: 4/4 17:39:14
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Re: Wanted: Jack for 1956 Clipper
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The 1955/1956 jack along with its cardboard storage carton has been pictured here previously, courtesy of the image in Reedy and Shaub's book on Packard jacks and tools and if you use the search tool you should find it or I can post it again for you.

And yes, it would be nice to have the correct original equipment. But you might want to give serious thought to carrying a more robust and secure jack for actual use. Though those factory jacks of that type were presumably up to the job, IMO they never inspired much confidence.

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Re: Wanted: Jack for 1956 Clipper
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Itís great to have the original jack for display but you definitely donít want to use it other than as an emergency! Theyíre not totally safe for one thing but they can also damage the bumper.

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Re: Wanted: Jack for 1956 Clipper
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Thanks Don

Yes, I was wondering the same thing. I have a small trolley jack in a box which is probably safer and less potentially damaging. It's actually quite light. A race car jack with alloy frame but rated 2.5 tons. Should be up to the job.

Would be nice to have an original in the car. Guess these are the equivalent of the "scissor" jacks which manufacturers loved to supply with their cars in the past. Downright dangerous. But not any more, because you rarely get a spare wheel now!

Brian

Posted on: 4/4 19:12:55
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Re: Wanted: Jack for 1956 Clipper
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Thanks Dave

Yes, I can see that they are less than satisfactory. There's one for sale on eBay just now with a non-original box for US$395. Looks pretty close to new, but I don't want it that badly!

Here's a link https://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-1956-Pac ... Part-465931-/173579936642

Cheers

Brian

Posted on: 4/4 19:22:50
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Re: Wanted: Jack for 1956 Clipper
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You might try David Moe of Seattle Packard, 425-293-7709. He had one for my 1954 Convertible. It was in original but functional condition and very reasonably priced.

Posted on: 4/4 20:34:39
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Re: Wanted: Jack for 1956 Clipper
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Brian,

There's also a guy on here, Ramblin' Randy, who is a jack collector (avatar: wowabunga, I think) and I bought a jack for my '39 from him. It was reasonable and 'as advertised' - might want to give him a quick PM. Chris.

Posted on: 4/4 22:52:41
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Re: Wanted: Jack for 1956 Clipper
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Thanks guys. Good leads.

I'll chase them up.

Cheers

Brian

Posted on: 4/5 14:06:23
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Re: Wanted: Jack for 1956 Clipper
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Guys

I have found one in a Packard shop in the US which sounds like what I want. Most likely won't actually use it, now that I've figured out how to change the rear wheels using my small trolley jack under the chassis. Guess I'll end up carrying both in the car, though.

Thanks for the advice and the leads.

Brian

Posted on: 4/11 3:58:36
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