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Username Post: Proper jacking points        (Topic#340024)
ssmike 
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10-22-16 11:04 AM - Post#2657781    

I've owned many cars in my life but this is my first Corvair.
I "pre-inherited" my dads 1964 Monza Spyder that he bought from the Chevy dealer he worked at back in 1966, it was a new car trade.
The car is a true survivor that is all original including Paint (black W/red interior).
The problem is the car has not run in at least 35 years. I know what to do as far as going thru all the systems and what not, what I'm not sure of is the proper jacking points to jack from. I just want do make sure I don't cause any damage and it looks like it needs to be pretty high to pull the gas tank. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Mike.



 




ssmike 
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Loc: sarasota florida
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10-24-16 12:39 PM - Post#2658068    
    In response to ssmike

Come on guys, I can't believe I can't get a little feedback on how to properly jack up a Corvair. How about this, can I jack the rear by placing the jack directly under the middle of the leaf spring?



 
raycow 
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10-25-16 12:51 AM - Post#2658161    
    In response to ssmike

I have a friend with (I think) a 63 who might be able to help you. Unfortunately, he has a very full schedule and isn't on here much. I will email him and ask him to look.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
2blu52 
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10-25-16 09:34 AM - Post#2658205    
    In response to ssmike

Two ways to go about this, first google the jack points or the owners manual. Second is to purchase an owners manual from a supplier. AS I recall my 60 and 62 Corvair's had jack point information around the spare tire somewhere.

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


Edited by 2blu52 on 10-25-16 09:35 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Rosie the Woody 
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Loc: San Francisco
Reg: 03-04-16
10-25-16 10:35 AM - Post#2658220    
    In response to raycow

Hi Mike - I have a '63 and have mostly only jacked it up in the center from the gear box or had it up on a lift. I would think you could jack it up from the gearbox and use cinder blocks/wood placed on both sides of the frame to pull it up as high as you need. Good luck!



 
persh 
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10-26-16 02:38 AM - Post#2658348    
    In response to ssmike

This should give you an idea. The original Corvair jack is a scissor-type....

'60-'66 Idea Page or Corvair Stuff


 




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