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Technical Can you help me ID these vintage Jack Stands

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zack Methvin, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Zack Methvin
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    Picked these up yesterday. Can anyone help me ID them?
     

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  2. They look cool

    being stamped steel are you sure there automotive and not trailer jacks ?
     
  3. Hnstray
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    The tall one is Marvin (aka ‘Stretch’), the other three are his triplet siblings, Ned, Ted and Fred.......:D
     
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  4. BuckeyeBuicks
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    They may look neat but I am not sure how much I would trust them to hold up a car with me under it!
     
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  5. Mark Grabo
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    I have a set of these I picked up years ago . like Buckeye said I don't trust them to hold up the car I use then to support stuff (like cross members and axles)
     
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  6. rusty valley
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    in the early days of the automobile many folks did not drive in winter, and instead put the car "up on blocks" to save the tires. a set of 4 like this is probably what they were for
     
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  7. stuart in mn
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  8. kabinenroller
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    Yes,
    They are Walker units. Made right here in Racine, Wisconsin.
    Walker was sold to Teneco years ago and since has relocated the HQ to Texas I believe. They made some indestructible jacks, bay lifts, jack stands, etc, they also made mufflers.
     
  9. anthony myrick
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    Gotta be safer than the HF ones :)
     
  10. I have a pair of those that were my dad's. I still use them depending on the job but I never liked the small base. To easy to tip over if set to high.
     
  11. jimmy six
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    They are definatly Walkers. I have 4 also, 2 of them were also my dads. He worhed for Western Auto in the 30-40's and may have come from there. I bought 2 more 15 years ago. They were a medium blue metallic when new. Mine do not have the plates and I would sure like to get a few sets of the decals.
     
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  12. junkyardjeff
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    I have four and use them all the time in the garage on concrete.
     
  13. Dick Stevens
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    I bought a pair like that with the bottom plates from a auto dealer closure auction. They are not flimsy, they are well built and I trust them and have used them a lot!
     
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  14. bigdog
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    Got a set of four just like that I've had for probably 40 years. Got them used, not sure of the brand. Mine are green.
     
  15. choppedtudor
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    yep, got a pair of them myself...use them all the time.
     

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