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I am tired of these Crapsman jacks that I have and want to buy a good jack. I am willing to spend a few hundred dollars to get one so let me know what you are using and where I can find one. It's uses are hobby inspired and and will be lifting cars like a convertible bug, 50 Chevy, 87 Corvette, 02 Dodge Ram. I would be willing to give up the ability to lift the truck because I would like something low profile to get under the Vette.
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just get somthing from OTC, take your pic at there sizes. there a good tool company, and they are a professional tool company.
 

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I walked in a napa store one day, and this guy that runs a junkyard was buying a 2 1/2 or 2 1/4 ton jack. When he left I asked the napa guy why he didn't buy a higher rated jack, he looked at me and says that guy knows what he's doing.

I bought one myself, then two years later bought another one just like the first one, I don't have a lift so I use about four floor jacks, but these napa jacks, they are really stout and user friendly, and they don't break.

I'll go out to the garage and get some numbers in case anbody is interested.

I was wrong there 2 ton, can't read all of the paper tag anymore, but there is a # 241406 if that means anything.

I'm thinking around $300, but if I can't remember the tonnage, then I'm probably off on the price.

I put a level across the lowest part, and its 4''.

I type with two fingers, otherwise I would redo this.

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All my jacks are Walker. Some are 40 years old and function flawlessly. I take that back, I did recently purchase on of those aluminum racing jacks for 400. It almost got clear up before it blew the seals out lifting the front of a 2100 lb rod. :mad:
 

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Walker :thumbup: Like 61 I have some old Walker jacks That I have used and abused over the years. One I had was bought new in 1968(not by me :) ) and it still works flawlessly today and another one I have is a 2 ton that is used outside and is left in the weather sometimes but it too works exceptionally well. Matt is right, just about anything made by OTC is top of the line but these Walkers are just about indestructible.
 

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Napa, if they don't have them they can get them.
Regardless of how attractive they are, don't buy one of the aluminum jacks unless it is made by Walker, OTC or (senior moment, it'll come to me). Took a while, but the other is Hein Warner. These are high quality steel jacks with a low profile and very good reach.
Can't say I've ever had a walker overhauled. Company had one but it got ran over by a d-8 :). That oughtto tell you something, it was still repairable.
 

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My dad has an orange one with a white "bowl" that's really heavy, I have no idea who made it but it's ancient and works like a champ. :)
 

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That might be what I have, I will go out and look in the garage, I have the papers on them, about a half hour, the bride has supper on.

Anyway, I don't know what you're going to get, but I'll find the papers, I know I have them.

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I don't think its the same jack as I have, although the part number is close, I punched in my part number and nothing comes up on the napa screen you have.

Heres mine # 91-642 Hydraulic service jack series " C "

Rated load capacity 4000 lbs

low pick up height 3 3/4 inches

high lifting point 20 inches

lift cap ( square ) 5 3/4 inches

handle height 50 inches

front wheel diameter 3 3/4 inches

caster wheel diameter 2 1/2 inches

weight 90 lbs

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Hey Rob I guess the only difference is the one I'm gonna get is from 2" to 19" of lifting height. Yours goes higher. I saw the display model in the store and they are bringing one in for me tomorrow.
 

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Sounds good mike, if you think about it, ask them about the part number I gave you, it came right off the napa brochure 91-642 series c, one of my jacks is blue and the other one is brownish, pin these home boys down on what you're getting and why there different numbers.

I can tell you if its the same jack, you will really like it. Then again the different number weighs the same, and might be a better jack then mine, newer technology. :)

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