Cool find today 1922-ish Walker floor jack - Ford Bronco Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
uncle.stosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kingston, PA.
Posts: 562
Bronco Info: 93 F150 Super Cab, 5.0L, AOD, 6" Lift, 35" KM2's
Cool find today 1922-ish Walker floor jack

Was helping a friend demolish a building today, and saw this sitting over in the corner.

It's a Circa 1922 Walker Model 740 Roll-A-Car 2 1/2 ton mechanical floor jack in really nice useable condition.





I shop in the salvage yard.
uncle.stosh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 08:00 PM
Registered User
 
justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Big Stone Gap, VA
Posts: 7,955
Bronco Info: 96 XLT/5.0/E4OD
That is pretty damn cool. Are you going to keep it? I know I would.

Quote:
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
-Winston Churchill
justin is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
uncle.stosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kingston, PA.
Posts: 562
Bronco Info: 93 F150 Super Cab, 5.0L, AOD, 6" Lift, 35" KM2's
I'm not sure. I have way too much stuff the way it is, and it is pretty big.

I was hoping that maybe one of the local antique or historic car museums would be interested in it.

I shop in the salvage yard.
uncle.stosh is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 08:53 PM
Lick my balls
 
waltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: far from reality
Posts: 13,135
Bronco Info: 1989 bronco, 3" suspension lift, rebuilt 302 with cam, 33' big-os
My dad has one that is a bit larger and from around that era. It looks quite different from what you have, but still looks like a floor jack and it's mechanical. It still works quite well.

there is no such thing as stupid questions, just stupid people.
Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying
No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it

waltman is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 09:00 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,505
Bronco Info: 96 XLT 302/E4OD & 90 EB 302/AOD
Ebay it. lol

Other than that, I hate collecting old crap.
Need4racin is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 09:15 PM
Diesel Gynachologist
 
Dustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Peoria Arizona
Posts: 12,500
Bronco Info: 2001 F350
keep that thing...just cause well its cool and history.

Ford Senior Master Technician

http://www.superford.org/registry/ve...x.php?vID=1309
Quote:
"The existence of flamethrowers is proof that someone, somewhere, said to himself, "I want to set those people over there on fire, but I don't feel like walking over there to do it."
Dustin is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 11:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UT/TX
Posts: 1,738
Bronco Info: Stock, low mileage, 5.0, 1989 with manual trans
Clean and paint it in original colors and then a musuem will want it........however by then you'll want to keep it.

I'm looking at the same dilemena with a 40's era gas pump. I want to restore and keep it but facing a serious space shortage right now.

Lest we forget:

SSgt Ray Rangel, USAF
SrA Elizabeth Loncki, USAF
PFC Adam Harris, USA
dan76 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 12:00 AM
Lick my balls
 
waltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: far from reality
Posts: 13,135
Bronco Info: 1989 bronco, 3" suspension lift, rebuilt 302 with cam, 33' big-os
Keep it!! I guarantee none of your hydraulic jacks will be around in 80 years.

there is no such thing as stupid questions, just stupid people.
Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying
No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it

waltman is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 12:20 AM
Registered User
 
MikE2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,959
I'd restore it. That would be the cats ass.

I've got an engine hoist my grandpa built in welding class in high school in 1937 and I still am using it. Of course the hudraulics have been replaced since then but everything else is original
MikE2 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 07:31 AM
Registered User
 
jval1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 10
Bronco Info: 1982 Bronco
1937 engine hoist

mike2 id like to see a pic of the old school engine hoist that your grandpa built thats pretty cool that its still in use

No Replacement For Displacement!
jval1982 is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 11:19 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 1,571
Bronco Info: '96, 5.8, 4.56, 4", 35's, Thorleys, Warn 8274, 5100's, 160 3G, Sag, 10.25, E-fan, Projectors, 8-Lug
Hold Tight....

Quote:
Originally Posted by uncle.stosh View Post
I'm not sure. I have way too much stuff the way it is, and it is pretty big.

I was hoping that maybe one of the local antique or historic car museums would be interested in it.
I think if you're serious about donating it then you should take a little time and research it first. How many times have you seen "pawn stars" ( for those who don't know, it's a pawn shop tv show) and someone kills the value of an item because they try to paint, polish, or buff it out to make it look better. Then they find out it was worth 10 times as much if they had just left it alone to begin with, without all the effort....
Maybe call a few museums or a couple pawn shops to find out the skinny on that thing. Either way, I think it's "Bad Ass." If I had it, I would Chrome the whole damn thing, do the entire garage floor in Black & White squares, and stick it in the corner as a conversation piece... -Kevin-

DON'T GIVE UP PUSH THE PEDAL ON THE RIGHT JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER DNBELOWBRONCO www.supermotors.net/17883

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" -Dr. Seuss-
DNBELOWBRONCO is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 08:51 AM
Thanks 351w500
 
LarryP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northcentral,CA.Twain Harte, up here in the mountains
Posts: 5,452
Bronco Info: 88 Centerion 460 Dana 60/10.25 78 Bronk Cromo shafts,Detoit 4.56's lift 7" Deavers 38's 9"rear disk
Look at the date of this thread lol The OP is not even on FSB anymore.


I take Prayer Requests. God Bless
LarryP is offline  
Reply

  Ford Bronco Forum > Bronco Discussions > Fabrication, Tools, Equipment

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Bronco Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. DO NOT USE Gmail.com accounts. If you only have a Gmail.com email please contact the administrator here

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome