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Offline Hipo giddyup

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Early Ford ratcheting jack handle 1964 1/2 ?
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:10:53 PM »
 Wondering if this ratcheting jack handle is from an early Mustang or maybe from another Ford? It is straight and not curved like others I have. Thanks for any responses.
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Nov 25th 65'

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Re: Early Ford ratcheting jack handle 1964 1/2 ?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 05:10:45 PM »
Yes, that's the first of 3 versions.
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Re: Early Ford ratcheting jack handle 1964 1/2 ?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 05:39:15 PM »
Thanks Charles. So the million dollar question is; would this be correct for a June 64' Dearborn built Mustang? Or perhaps for an earlier built car, March,April,etc.
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Nov 25th 65'

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Re: Early Ford ratcheting jack handle 1964 1/2 ?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 07:20:06 PM »
I don't know when they changed it, but I have an example of a car built in late May '64 with that style.
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Re: Early Ford ratcheting jack handle 1964 1/2 ?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 09:21:15 AM »
Hmmmm, I'll hang on to it then. I personally haven't seen another "straight" style as the bent style is much more common. Thank you!
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Nov 25th 65'

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Re: Early Ford ratcheting jack handle 1964 1/2 ?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 06:38:11 PM »
If memory serves correctly, I believe that the later two versions also have a rounded handle versus the first design which is a "C" channel design.

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Re: Early Ford ratcheting jack handle 1964 1/2 ?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 09:20:55 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I have noticed that as well but never knew when the changes took place. If I ever show the car, I wonder if either jack would be accepted for my June built 1964 1/2? I'm trying to see which one I should keep in the car. The other one that came with my 64 1/2 (although these  can easily be changed out by the PO) is described as you said, with the rounded edge handle.
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Nov 25th 65'