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« on: March 19, 2012, 03:17:22 PM »

Well, as everyone on here knows the original jacks for our Chargers are rare, and usually somewhat expensive.

I haven't ever come across a great deal on one, so I thought I would try a different approach.

I figure I am never going to use the original style jack, but I did want something that would look at home in the trunk of my Charger when I open it at a show, or even just to show my buddies etc.

I started with a common B-body style jack I had. I studied pictures of Charger jacks for quite a while. BananaDan even sent me a link over at DC.com where someone was sort of attempting the same thing.

This is that thread http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,88952.0.html

I especially benefitted from this series of pictures from Bill Allphin












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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 03:20:41 PM »

To adapt the jack I made a set of cardboard templates to approximate the shape of the original jack.


100_3458 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr

I looked in my truck parts boxes and found the brake pedal mentioned in the thread.


100_3373 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr

 It was similar, but different enough that I put it in my son's forge flattened it out, and made a new shape entirely. Then I cut it to length, dilled holes etc.


100_3450 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr


100_3451 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr

Using the cardboard templates I traced the pattern and cut it out of some steel and folded them to suit the purpose.


100_3449 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr


100_3448 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr

To make this piece fit required cutting up the jack itself a bit here and there.


100_3455 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr


100_3454 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr

Then it was time to join the new pieces to the jack.


100_3457 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr

Using washers as I plug welded the pieces together I tried to approximate the heads of the pins that go through the jack.


100_3459 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr

to be continued...
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1963 W100
1997 Ram 2500 SLT Cummins
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 03:22:03 PM »

Then it was finally time to attach the lifting saddle


100_3462 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr


100_3463 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr


100_3464 by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr

I still need to blast and paint the jack. It still goes up and down as good as ever, I think it will do what I had hoped it would, and so far I am happy with the results. Especially the fact that other than some time, and mig wire, I have $0 invested thus far.

What do you guys think?

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 03:26:07 PM »

Nice work Tolley!  I'm looking forward to seeing it painted.   
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 07:06:15 PM »

I'll take one! Lol

Looks good. Great idea
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 07:42:31 PM »

Now that is cool!  I bet you could probably get a fair amount of car money selling those as non functional replicas for a decent price on eBay too.  Of course that would mean disabling them somehow for liability reasons.

 

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 07:06:27 PM »

Tolley, you the Man! Can you send me your completed one so I can, uh, copy it? Make sure it is painted and ready to install
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 09:16:39 PM »

Hey Tolley,

what type of grey did you use for the jack.  isn't the post more of a silver?

what color black for the handle?

Scott
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 10:37:30 PM »

Scott, you are correct, the post is silver. I have not painted it yet. I am waiting to blast it.

I'll add some pics when it is done though.

Tolley

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 05:54:12 AM »

As the young 'uns say....you got mad skills. Impressive.
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 06:54:31 PM »

As the young 'uns say....you got mad skills yo. Impressive.

Almost.  You missed a yo in there.   
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012, 09:23:18 PM »

Tolley are you taking apart the base, or just leaving it intact?
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2012, 10:34:54 PM »

I assume you will not be using this to jack up yer car?

I'm not knocking yer work, it looks great for show purpose, but I won't even use my original on my car..it don't look safe to me

Bryan  (just sayin')
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2012, 11:16:44 PM »

First post, third sentence. 
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My interior resto thread: http://bit.ly/SxFN2b
Labeled dash harness: http://bit.ly/VExsHe
A01 wiring: http://bit.ly/Tnz0TV
Tic-Toc-Tach wiring: http://bit.ly/X23RwH
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2012, 11:19:10 PM »

First post, third sentence. 

OK..I sit corrected...see what these pain meds are doing to me?

Bryan 
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