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lemarin

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Correct built date for a jack
« on: August 26, 2017, 10:14:57 PM »
My jack is not the original one. I saw that few places, like heartbeat Camaro are selling jack, with many available built dates.

My 69 RS is 9B. What would be the correct built date for the jack ? Any specifications of the dimensions and model type of the jack I should buy ?

Any comments are appreciated, as you guys are the best source of information and knowledge around !
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 10:45:17 PM »
A bud has an unrestored 9D (of 1968) and his jack is '8J', although it's a LOS car and so has the square mast. From my research, they're usually the same month as the anticipated TT build date, or no more than the previous month if built early in the new month. Probably due to the high number of jacks required.
That said, not so many data points available from cars that are known to definitely have their original jack, and it's always possible to see glitches in the 'norm'.
(edit, changed 9B to 9D).
« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 12:40:39 AM by ZLP955 »
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 12:19:18 AM »
thanks for the useful information ZLP. My car is a Norwood, so what should be the mast instead of square ?
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 12:39:34 AM »
Try this: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=13242.0;all
Unfortunately a lot of the pictures are now MIA due to Photobucket's revised TOS, but there's enough still on other hosting sites to see the differences.
And, I apologize, noted in that thread that my bud's LOS car is actually 9D on the TT, not 9B. Have edited earlier reply above.
Teach me to trust the memory.....
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 11:14:47 AM »
Thanks ZLP, I already knew and check this thread. I'm just wondering if I order one from heartbeat Camaro with a date, 1 month or 2 before my built date, if it will be a Norwood or Los Angeles version ? Their picture are all the same for every months available....
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 01:25:41 AM »
I've only seen the NOR type reproduced, with the date on the rivet.
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 01:32:59 AM »
I've only seen the NOR type reproduced, with the date on the rivet.

I'm not taking about the repro sold by heartbeat, but the restored original ones.....at 600$ US each !
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 04:01:52 AM »
$600....
Wow. Personally I'd buy an undated reproduction jack kit from D&R ($124) and save the difference, most of the jack is hidden by the spare tire anyway.
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 05:40:51 PM »
X2
I don't think you are going to get $600 worth of satisfaction out of that jack. Especially when you consider it is really just a show piece for our cars. ( and is hidden)
When was the last time an original jack was used to jack up a first gen?

There is no way i would trust mine to do anything, but look original in my trunk under my spare.
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 06:58:19 PM »
anyway, not too sure about what I'll do.....don't like very much the repro kit. Not sure either, where the one I already had with the car comes from, it doesn't look like the Camaro jack.

Someone can explain how it works with the date coded on the shaft ? If I think about our cars, the first number is the month, second is a letter for the week. For the jack, there's a number as well, but there's much more choice of letter.....

Per example, there's some for sale with a date of 9J, or 9H.....what does that mean ? My car is a 9B from Norwood.
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 07:31:00 PM »
Jacks are dated on the rivet (and not all of them are dated), and the format is year month (i.e. 9A would be January, 1969). They built tons of jacks every day so you'll need a September date.

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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 07:37:14 PM »
thanks for the precious information Ed
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2017, 07:39:43 PM »
is your car a late 69 9B, or early?
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2017, 07:43:14 PM »
is your car a late 69 9B, or early?

It's an LM1, so probably within the first Camaro produced.....9B 1968, for a model year 69
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Re: Correct built date for a jack
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 07:49:01 PM »
In that case, you need an 8J jack.

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