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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by willowbilly3, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. willowbilly3
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    I found them on a 40s Ford rear end with big coil springs down over them. The are flat and obviously not intended to bolt to a round axle. The ball part can swivel in the birdcage but are also indexed so they can't rotate.
     

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  2. Those are the tops to some needle jacks for lifting houses....
     
  3. willowbilly3
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    Cool, thanks. Not sure to keep them or throw 'em in the iron barrel.
     
  4. jesse1980
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    Throw them in the iron barrel. They are defiantly jack parts.
     

  5. Hackerbilt
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    Hmmmm...those are something I wouldn't even consider throwing out!
    I can see a lot of potential there...but for what (at the moment) I have no idea. LoL
     
  6. I never throw old weird shit away.Someday it will have use.
     
  7. Some car jacks had those, too.
     
  8. one37tudor
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    Those were also used as the "feet" for trench or tunneling jacks.
     
  9. Homemade44
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    Duff Norton make all kinds of jacks.
     
  10. willowbilly3
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    I probably won't throw them away. They'll go in the future yard art materials pile.
     
  11. tommy
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    concrete form jack tops. The 2 little holes are for nails that hold the plywood and 4X4s in place until the concrete is poured and sets up and the the form is striped away leaving the wall or floor. Universal braces taken from job to job. They may be using a new system now but this was the way it was done in the 60s-70s
     
  12. Fugly Too
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    Put them a car parts board with either Hemi, Yenko, Shelby attached to it and watch the idiots converge.:eek:


    hhmmmm........attached to coil springs on a 40 Ford.......

    I sure wish they could talk!
     
  13. garvinzoom
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    Home made helper springs to keep car level while hauling shine? Maybe...
     
  14. lippy
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    What size are those. I haven't seen a set of articulating fundabblers in years. Lippy
     
  15. Some dad from back in the day is probably still pissed at his kid for constantly losing his tools.
     
  16. willowbilly3
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    Rare prototype EElco Kinmont hemi-32 Ford birdcage engine mounts, should be worth a small fortune.
     

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