Old Model T Jack Stands from Axle Housing -- Are they extinct?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 02:58 pm:

I was just daydreaming and reminiscing. I remember going to swap meets about 35-40 years ago and occasionally seeing old homemade jack stands made by cutting down a Model T rear axle housing. I just realized it has been many years since Ive seen one made from an early 1909-12 Model T rear end. Have they all disappeared?

Id really like to find a couple of these for a 1912 to try to piece together a rear-end. With complete 1912 rear-ends selling for $2500.00 and up, it hard to buy a complete one. Do any of these jack stands ever show up at swap meets anymore? If they did, what would be worth?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 03:10 pm:

I saw them used as soda fountain seat stands too. Saw a 12 rivet but they would not sell them. We used 'T' and 'A' stands for axles in the school Auto shop in the 60's. Haven't seen any lately.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 05:43 pm:

It's not that they disappeared exactly it's just that as parts they became more valuable to repair/re-use than ruin by turning them into stands.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew Benoit on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 07:50 pm:

I saw this on Monday in Gunning.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 09:05 pm:

We have a couple of Model A axle housings that were made into stands years ago. I used them to install a Ruckstell a couple of months back. Bit on the short side.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 09:57 pm:

Here's one.
I think it was for a 14 T.
Been here on the farm for years.

stand


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:24 pm:

Last year I bought a single one at a garage sale less than a mile from my house. They had no idea what it was. $7.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:32 am:

I saw a pair at Hershey yesterday as I was dodging raindrops & going from one place to another.

Keith


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