Dramatic proof that Blackhawk jacks are your best buy.
Clevis pin number 2.
Missing clevis pin someone replaced with a carriage bolt.
I'll have to make a new one.
Release valve screw.
A little bent. Will need to be straightened.
Impact driver. Greatest tool ever!
Foaming degreaser. Like regular degreaser, but more fun!
I'll probably need to buy a new toothbrush after this.
The extension screw is totally seized up in the ram.
The bent relief valve screw.
I need to fabricate another one of these.
One new clevis pin.
The rivet heads snapped off.
Not much left on the name plate.
Ready for reassembly.
A little tight without any oil in there yet.
Couldn't rind a replacement piston seal, so I'm making one from an O ring.
The nameplate is beyond repair so I decided on a simple decal of the logo.
It needs a handle.
Let's make one.
Knurling the handle.
Rilling out to reduce the weight.
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Restoration of a 70 year old Blackhawk hydraulic bottle jack. This is their 5 ton model, in Blackhawk red, although there was almost no paint left on it. According to the Blackhawk tool catalogs I was able to find, this jack was manufactured right around 1949.
The restoration took about 20 hours not including video. Lots of very difficult to remove parts on this one. I made the handle because it needed one but I don't believe these jacks were ever sold with a handle.
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THE DECAL: Yes, you're correct, it's crooked. Hard to work around a camera sometimes. Literally "around" a camera. I didn't notice it until after the video was posted. SO, I've soaked it off and replaced it with a straighter decal :) Check out the instagram post for August 2 for a photo of the newer, straighter (used a t-square) decal. Thanks for watching!