Bumper Jack

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Petescamaro, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Petescamaro

    Petescamaro Member

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    Hi
    Is there any difference between a 1972 bumper jack and a 1974 bumper jack.
    I want to get one just to have it for the car.


    Thanks Pete
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    The jack itself is very similar, but the jack hook that hooks to the bumper should be significantly different. The 70-72 hook goes under the bumper and the 74-77 hook goes into a slot in the larger bumper so it wouldn't work on a 72.
     
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  3. Petescamaro

    Petescamaro Member

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    Thanks,

    Does anyone have a picture of the correct hook pls. There are so many pictures on the web saying 72 Camaro bumper jack, but there are like 5 different versions all claiming the same thing


    Thank you
     
  4. gensurg73LT

    gensurg73LT Member

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    My question too here is did GM use the same 'U70' marked bumper jacks through 1973? Since the bumpers didn't change until 74, would GM have marked each year from 70 to 73 differently? I ask because I too would like to restore the trunk equipment on my 72 SS 396. Also there was a post I read previously on difficulty fitting the full size tire in the trunk on the jack. I can't find the thread, but am having the same problem. Trunk set up for full size spare. Original size F70-14 tires on 14x7 wheels and with the fuel separator there doesn't to be enough room to bring the screw up center. After market speakers, but the tire seems to clear. Anybody with a solution?
    Thanks
     
  5. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    You make sure the wheel offset is toward the trunk floor.So the jack stand base fits inside the spare.
     
  6. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    There should be room for a full size spare. I have a F60-15 spare in my trunk and it fits nice with the jack under it. My car is a 70 so it doesn't have the fuel separator to deal with, but I believe that Chevy still shipped the Z28 in 1972 with a F60-15 in the trunk and it fit.

    The jacking decal shows a diagram of how everything goes in the trunk to fit.
     
  7. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Here is the thread....
    http://nastyz28.com/threads/am-or-am-fm.196975/page-4#post-2145827

    Thank you to M21RSZ28 wherever you are!
     
  8. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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    73 was the first year for the space saver spare tire . ordering the space saver moved the jack location from it usual position to underneath the package tray . i believe it stayed there ( under the package tray ) in 74 and up .[​IMG]
     
  9. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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  10. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Talking to a guy the other day that has a 70 Trans Am and they had space saver spares in 70 and thus rear stereo speakers. Never could figure out why Camaro's didn't get the SS spare until 73.
     

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