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10/3/11 7:17pm - Original Message: 'Where does the jack go?'
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Glendale, CA - USA

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1978 Red w/oyster

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In my 1978 Corvette?  Either there is not one in the car, or it is so well hidden I can't find it.  Thing is, I can't find a place it would go, either.  No obvious brackets, no hidden compartments.  (Unless they are REALLY hidden!)

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10/3/11 7:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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The rear compartment behind the passenger seat. Pull out the black cardboard liner and there it be, or should be if it's still with the car.
Some of them C1 and C2 guys will pay $500.00 just to get the correct jack for their cars. You got the whole car so if the jack is there it's a bonus.



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10/3/11 10:26pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Yup...passenger side rear compartment...pull the cardboard(or plastic on some) bin out, and the jack should be under there, tied down with a spring with hooks on the ends. The jack handle should also be there.
Word of caution here...the factory jacks were flimsy when new...they're really questionable now that most are 30 years old or older...be very careful if you have to use it. If it folds over while you have the car up, it could ruin yer day at best, and hert ya really bad worst case.



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10/4/11 7:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Glendale, CA - USA

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Great, a secret compartment under the hidden compartment.  AND...

...no jack.


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10/5/11 3:13am - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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I had my car for almost a year before I found my jack....and almost bought one of those 400$ ones..duh!!!..its all that I needed except for that late 69 alternator....fun stuff!! Rich

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10/5/11 8:20pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I thought that I was missing my jack all this time.  It was under the plastic rear compartment.  Mine looks to be relatively sturdy for a scissor jack.  Never liked them anyway.  Did the make better ones later?

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10/7/11 3:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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I just brought a new jack from corvettew central,then I saw this post....guess what I had a jack all this time.I thought that the compartment was where the jack went....oppsEmbarrassed not under it.
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10/7/11 4:26pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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See my post about a jack in Anything GoesLOL........(it's titled do you know jack?)

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10/12/11 12:27am - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
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Wow.  Have you all found the spare tire yet?  There really is one you know.  Wink

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10/12/11 4:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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The jack is handy if you have a flat with no service near by.
I have never used the jack, but I'll keep it.
The spare tire is original, so I hope I never need to use it.
That's why I have AAA.


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10/13/11 2:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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Spare Tire what is that? Beer
Who needs one aren't the tires runflats?   Wacko   
Where is it located anyway under the hood?  Sick

In CA we have good roads and no one ever needs a spare anyway!  Clown

I have AAA therefore have no need to know.  It keeps my head free of unnecessary information.  OK Ebo say something I know you want too.Thumbs Up


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10/13/11 3:53pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

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A lil advise to those who have finally found the jack that has been stashed away for 30 years. Be sure to take it out and lube it once and a while. When I needed mine (long story) I took it out and it was so rusted up I couldn't break the threads loose. Brian ( redwing) was with me, so we took his out of his 73. With both of us holding and twisting it finally broke loose. Just a lil PM once and a while helps.

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10/13/11 5:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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I'll have to remember that, Terry! Good Info!
 
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10/13/11 5:42pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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tb2k82ce said: Spare Tire what is that? Beer
Who needs one aren't the tires runflats?   Wacko   
Where is it located anyway under the hood?  Sick

In CA we have good roads and no one ever needs a spare anyway!  Clown

I have AAA therefore have no need to know.  It keeps my head free of unnecessary information.  OK Ebo say something I know you want too.Thumbs Up
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Next time I get out to our Chula Vista plant I'm guna "Jack" you up! (sorry had to get the topic in there) LOL
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I will add this though...our cars have very little extra room, I have a few tools wrapped in some shop towels down in that area. Also a spare Alt belt, it's a great place for some emergency stuff.



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10/13/11 8:55pm - Reply: 'Re: Where does the jack go?'
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That compartment...........the secret one..........is where ebo packs heat!

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