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Old 09-17-2015, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default Jack for 1974 Scout II 4x4 L6 with 31X10.5-15 tires

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1974 International Harvester Scout II
l6 258, 4 speed manual
original drive train parts, original frame and body
31x10.5x15 tires

hey guys,

I'm kevin, and I bought my first IH car yesterday. Everything checks out mechanically (not so great cosmetically, but its not a dollhouse), but one thing is missing. A usable jack. I have the original bottle jack that came with the vehicle, but its far too short to lift the Scout high enough to remove a wheel.

What do you guys usually get for this kind of situation? I was considering just buying a silverado 1500 jack from the salvage yard just to get it done, but I don't have any experience with the challenges related to dealing with a Scout problem that requires a jack. Any pointers?

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Old 09-17-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jack for 1974 Scout II 4x4 L6 with 31X10.5-15 tires

Most people get a high lift jack, but then you have to find a place to store it. Never tried with a bottle jack, but seems it would work for changing a tire if it was under the bottom u-bolt plate of the tire your changing, maybe with a block of wood under it.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: Jack for 1974 Scout II 4x4 L6 with 31X10.5-15 tires

Yeah, I would have to fab something on the exterior to make that work, and for now I just want something I can just throw into the cab somewhere to change tires...I'm not going to do any technical driving with this (at least not for now, until everything is in order) so I was hoping for something that would fit inside the thing.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: Jack for 1974 Scout II 4x4 L6 with 31X10.5-15 tires

I would buy a small floor jack that comes in a plastic case. Easy to store yet very useful when needed. Most auto parts stores sell them including places like sears, kmart, etc.
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:19 PM   #5
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I would buy a small floor jack that comes in a plastic case. Easy to store yet very useful when needed. Most auto parts stores sell them including places like sears, kmart, etc.
I just ended up buying a 2.25 ton jack as you suggested. No reason to suffer.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:36 PM   #6
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Have you guys had trouble using these kinds of jacks on unfriendly roads? *largely shale, or very uneven?
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