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Author Topic: What jacks did the rally cars use?  (Read 631 times)
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« on: 03 April, 2018, 11:29:17 AM »


The only reason I ask is that I was looking at the setup on a friend's road rally spec Golf Gti - and he likes the Bilstein "post and lever" jacks he buys when advertised as "VW" rather than "Porsche" or "Gp 4 Escort".

Spot the 200 difference between these two?   His target price is 20ish to restore.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Jack-VIGOT-Volkswagen-Split-Bug-vintage-Bilstein-1953-1954-1955-restored/132564282659?hash=item1edd726d23:g:QSMAAOSwmBhaEOAP

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-Jack-356-Type-C-Bilstein-1957-58-59-60-61-62-restored-with-repro-handle/132566242678?hash=item1edd905576:g:utYAAOSw2ytag9gu

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« Reply #1 on: 03 April, 2018, 11:32:27 AM »


Just to show they are still available in the UK, and new, and cheap.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-ESCORT-MK1-MK2-BILSTEIN-TYPE-JACK-HISTORIC-RALLY-GROUP-4/252993411983?hash=item3ae7951b8f:g:Tk4AAOSwSclXLJxe

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BILSTEIN-JACK-WORKS-ESCORT-RALLY-CAR-used/323183021511?hash=item4b3f358dc7:g:VTQAAOSwuGZawQ-v
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« Reply #2 on: 03 April, 2018, 06:46:36 PM »

The difference between the Porsche and VW jacks is that the Porsche one has a knob on top. "With knobs on" costs extra.
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