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Is this scissor jack correct?

PostPost by: Peter +2 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:24 pm

Having finally aquired the correct Metallifacture jack for my 68 Plus 2 I hope to try a recover some of the cost by selling the old one.

Trouble is I do not know whether it's an original late type jack?

When I got it i thought that someone had just knocked it together, so I suspect not?

Any views please?

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PostPost by: stuart » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:53 pm

later one has a welded pin in place of studding and nuts.
I would say its not original. just a modified scissor jack

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PostPost by: JonB » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:15 pm

Yep, it's a fake.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:27 pm

The blue one and the middle black one are originals. Yours looks pretty close!
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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:17 am

Thanks all for your helpful replies, especially with pictures.

As I suspected, it’s not an original one.

I will put it on eBay and see if it has any value.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:23 pm

Peter +2 wrote:Thanks all for your helpful replies, especially with pictures.

As I suspected, it’s not an original one.

I will put it on eBay and see if it has any value.

Cheers

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Copy the original one you have, let it rust a bit then put it on fleabay as found in a Barn :roll:
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PostPost by: JonB » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:07 pm

Are you after originality or functionality?

If the latter, I'd keep it as it is good for purpose, even if home made. There is very little difference between yours and an original 2B (late type) jack and you could easily weld a pin to it with the existing sleeve and make it look like a real one.

Edit: Oh, sorry, you have the Metallifacture jack as well. Sell away!
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:22 pm

You could keep the 2 so you could jack up one side in the 2 positions at the same time
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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:30 am

Sorry for the tardy reply, but probably makes sense to keep both as suggested. As that way I can squarely raise the car enough to get a trolly jack in place.

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:54 pm

This is the one that came with my +2 -
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I made up a couple of attachments that could be used with a trolley or scissor jack -
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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:06 am

Very inventive, I like it. I am sure you would have a few takers if you knocked up a few :D

I am pleased to say that I now have a metallifacture one just like yours shown in the top picture.

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:32 pm

They fit on axle stands as well!

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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:53 am

Doubly impressed :)
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