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Old 08-25-2005, 12:06 PM
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I bought my '72 El Camino years ago...who thinks of a bumper jack at that point? All this time, I've been driving around with a spare (of sorts), but no jack.

Anyway, I found a Chevelle jack in the boneyard. It has seen better days and I was going to restore it...somehow. There's a whole herd of nooks and crannies, plus the jack mechanism doesn't come off.

Anyone restored (or failed to) a jack? I'd like to know how it was done and what you painted with afterward.

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Old 08-25-2005, 12:38 PM
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Something like that soak it diesel or kerosene..until it works free..then scrap or wire brush it and a spray can paint job and should be fine..

As long as it is straight and not bent it should work out..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Old 08-25-2005, 03:42 PM
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electrolosys or whatever that electic rust removal process is. if you do it backwards it adds some rust, which creates a nice "barn fresh" patina.
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