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  • Where and how was the original jack stowed?

    Any pictures?

    Thanks.

    Ed
    For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

  • #2
    That's one of the mysteries of the TR6 Ed. I've never seen or heard of an answer to that question. There's that little strap in the corner of the boot, but I've never been able to figure out what, it anything was held in place by it. When I bought my slightly used 73 from the dealer in 75, the jack and tool roll were just thrown into the spare tire rim.
    CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
    2nd owner, since 1975
    Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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    • #3
      I think I've determined that the leather strap in the left rear corner of the boot was for the tool roll, but couldn't find much about the jack.

      Ed.
      For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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      • #4
        RRR was an original purchaser.
        Walt
        CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
        poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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        • #5
          Elwood bought his new from the showroom as well. Maybe he remembers?
          73 TR6
          Libertyville, IL
          My TR6

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          • #6
            Bumping this up.

            I can't believe that something like this could stump this august group.

            Ed
            For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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            • SapphireBlue72
              SapphireBlue72 commented
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              Send Jim or Irv a PM for a response.
              I do agree with Neddie's appraisal, below.

          • #7
            I recon the the reason for all the confusion is that there wasn’t a factory specific detail meant to stow the jack. There were several different suppliers for the tool roll resulting in each providing a slightly different set of tools. I imagine it was the same story with the jack. Mine is kept tucked in next to the spare in the forward left corner. My spare is an original size 185R15 so the jack fits beside the tire.

            Interesting side note, the earlier TRs has a column jack that attached to the side of the frame through a hole in the floor, lifting both wheels on that side at the same time. Ever wonder what those rubber plugs in the floor just in front of the seats are? Those are the holes for the jack column. They never changed the floor stamp die to eliminate the hole after they started suppling scissor jacks for late TR4s.
            ‘70 TR-6

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            • #8
              Also, pose this question on the TR Register TR6 Forum.
              Stuart or Derek or Roger should have some ideas about this.
              Walt
              CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
              poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by SapphireBlue72 View Post
                RRR was an original purchaser.
                Well, I think the biggest reason for no answer is that RRR and most others suffer from CRS Syndrome. I do seem to remember, the jack fitting into the barrel of the spare tire rim. Unfortunately my original jack disappeared during the restoration and the replacement I bought on eBay is too long to drop below the bead seat of the rim, so I can't experiment with its placement other than letting it sort of balance on the bead seat with the lug wrench and some padding below it.
                R3
                Jim Herter Copperas Cove, TX
                Original Owner ֍ 1970 TR6 ֎ CC 50990 LO
                VDU 506H

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                • SapphireBlue72
                  SapphireBlue72 commented
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                  Had to look this up. Urban Dictionary (whatever that is) says it is " a disease where you can't remember $hit".
                  I find that this is applicable to anything over 40 years old, which the TR's are.
                  However, opinions are always free and readily available.
                  Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 04-14-2019, 01:45 PM.

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