: Bumper jack wrench sleeve
Jan 21st, 04, 04:58 PM
Did a search and could not find a thing. How was the bumper jack lug wrench stored in the trunk with the mast? I bought a repro rubber sleeve from Classic Muscle. It is about 18" long. Thought I was getting the same as shown in Rick's catalogue, which is 2 short sleeves, same as shown in the assembly manual. Anybody know what is right? If they are short does anyone have a measurement? Thanks.
Jan 22nd, 04, 01:05 AM
All the Camaro's my wife and I have owned, not at one time, seven total, we both remember the jack storage.
The first item into place was the wrench with the head pointing to the pass side, followed by the jack stand lying on top of wrench. The spare tire goes on next, outside showing, J-bolt goes through the middle, jack base slides over the J-bolt, wingnut is last.
I don't remember there being any rubber sleeves on any items. If things rattled, tighten on the wingnut more.
Maybe others can devote their thoughts.....
Jan 22nd, 04, 01:53 AM
I'm not aware of any rubber sleeves on the jack handle either. They are not shown in the 68 AIM.
Not to be picky, but, just about everything you said is backwards smile.gif . The lug wrench and jack mast go on opposite ends of the tire, the head of the wrench points to the drivers side, and the outside of the wheel faces down. I think the practice of having the outside of the wheel facing up developed because it "looks" better when you open the trunk. I bought a reproduction bolt and wing nut a few years ago, and it was extra long to accommodate using it with the wheel facing up. I had to cut it down.
Jan 22nd, 04, 02:08 AM
Would it show on a trunk sticker? Kevin
Jan 22nd, 04, 05:43 AM
Kyvox, I am mistaken, but, not wrong, tools still go in the trunk.....Ha! Thanks for refreshing my memory.
Krat, yes, diagram is on the sticker.
Jan 22nd, 04, 07:07 AM
As for the rubber sleeve, my 68 Camaro is missing one, but my 67 Firebird has the original one piece sleeve. Hope this helps.
Jan 22nd, 04, 03:22 PM
That Sleeve was only used on the Chevelle (except Station Wagon and El Camino) for the model years 1968 and 1969. Part Number 9781956. Another example of incorrect information coming from the vendors.
Jan 22nd, 04, 04:14 PM
The 69 assembly manual shows 2-#4778650 straps. I think Rick's has it right in their catalogue.
Jan 22nd, 04, 05:24 PM
My LA 69 has a single rubber sleve probably about 18 inches long. I'll have to pull my spare and measure it. As far as I know it's original......
Daytona Yellow 69 Z/28
Jan 22nd, 04, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by Gary L:
The 69 assembly manual shows 2-#4778650 straps. I think Rick's has it right in their catalogue. My 69 Z has one of the straps still with the jack. The other is MIA.
Jan 23rd, 04, 01:57 AM
Does anybody have the factory supplied "screwdriver" for removing rally wheel trim rings? It is shown in the jacking instructions on cars equipped with these wheels.
Jan 23rd, 04, 04:16 AM
Oh no, something else I have to look for on ebay that I didn't know I needed :eek: ......
Jan 23rd, 04, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by z28doug:
Oh no, something else I have to look for on ebay that I didn't know I needed :eek: ...... Oh great! Me too! I only wondered about the straps.
Daytona: How long is that strap?
Jan 24th, 04, 03:30 AM
Originally posted by email@example.com:
That Sleeve was only used on the Chevelle (except Station Wagon and El Camino) for the model years 1968 and 1969. Part Number 9781956. Another example of incorrect information coming from the vendors. Ed That single sleeve is also on the one owner 69 Nova I just bought.
Jan 24th, 04, 04:22 AM
I know it's not correct, but I used 2 pieces of an old bicycle tube cut into large
rubber bands, (20in old schwinn stingray slik size) worked perfectly...Mike smile.gif
Jan 24th, 04, 06:57 AM
That could very well be. My P&A was issued in Sept. 1968, so I'm sure there are gaps and missing applications for the 1969 model year...
Jan 24th, 04, 12:48 PM
bertfam, don't want to start an argument, but my numbers matching #'s 70 Chevelle, that I bought from the original owner, has the long, one piece sleeve. GM did not always document exactly what thet did. tongue.gif
Jan 24th, 04, 01:00 PM
Like I said, my P&A only goes to Sept. 1968, so what happened after that is unknown to me. Perhaps someone with a later issue P&A can comment...
We already know the 68 and 69 Chevelle came with it, so it would seem like they were included in the later years as well. No argument here...
Jan 24th, 04, 02:23 PM
Check out UPC 10 page A2 of the 69 Camaro assembly manual. 2 straps. I guess some guy on the line got tired of slicing them into straps and jusy used the whole thing!