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 I’ve seen one made from an early 1909-12 Model T rear end. Have they all disappeared?
I’d 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?
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.
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.
I saw this on Monday in Gunning.
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.
I think it was for a 14 T.
Been here on the farm for years.
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.
I saw a pair at Hershey yesterday as I was dodging raindrops & going from one place to another.