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Jul 20, 2018 2:35 pm
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Subject: Handle for SkyHi Jack
Can anyone help with a handle for a SkyHi jack?
 

Oct 22, 2018 2:53 pm
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Subject: Re: Handle for SkyHi Jack

Before i have these made...Does anyone know where to acquire new brake & clutch pedal pads for a 38 ?

thanks
 

Oct 24, 2018 5:49 pm
bill Online
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Subject: Re: Handle for SkyHi Jack
These are actually quite easy to make up if you have access to a small lathe. You just need to machine up the little end which inserts (by weld or braze) in the end of a piece of decent thick walled tube. Copy an original if you can get access to one. Doesn't take too long. Then leave it outside for a couple of months in the winter and it will soon look like an original one !
 

Oct 24, 2018 6:00 pm
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Subject: Re: Handle for SkyHi Jack
I agree they are relatively easy to manufacture, the original handles I have are solid and the length varies depending on where they were fixed originally. I came back from an auto jumble about 15 years ago proudly bearing a SkyHi jack and handle only to find the handle was too short to slot into the clips along the bonnet hinge! The joy of our cars.
Stephen Matthews
 

Oct 25, 2018 7:13 pm
Colin M34 Offline
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Subject: Re: Handle for SkyHi Jack
Hi Stephen,

Perhaps the handle was for a HC 2 Litre where the bonnet is shorter and so the clips are closer together.

Were the handles originally nickel plated?

Colin
 

Oct 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Colin M34 Offline
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Subject: Re: Handle for SkyHi Jack
Hi Stephen,

Perhaps the handle was for a HC 2 Litre where the bonnet is shorter and so the clips are closer together.

Were the handles originally nickel plated?

Colin
 

Oct 26, 2018 1:30 pm
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Subject: Re: Handle for SkyHi Jack
Bruce,

Do you mean the pedal, which I think is cast bronze, or the rubbers for them? A pedal or maybe a pair were advertiserd on ebay a few months ago, at a daftly expensive start price, so I doubt they sold. Someone did make the rubbers many years ago (1980s), not aware of a supplier today.

Colin,
I think the SkyHi jack is a postwar Lagonda item. Perhaps they did make them for 2 Litres!

Laurence
 

Oct 26, 2018 4:21 pm
M70 Offline
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Subject: Re: Handle for SkyHi Jack
Quote by Colin M34:
Hi Stephen,

Perhaps the handle was for a HC 2 Litre where the bonnet is shorter and so the clips are closer together.

Were the handles originally nickel plated?

Colin

Colin, I hadn't thought about a 2-Litre. Certainly both mine are nickel plated although well worn now, but I like the patina.
Stephen
Stephen Matthews
 

Oct 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Colin M34 Offline
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Subject: Re: Handle for SkyHi Jack

By the way, "Stadium" relates to Wembley Stadium, co-located with the British Empire Exhibition which ran from April 1924 to 1925. The exhibition included several "palaces" of Engineering, Industry and Arts. These were major structures which then became industrial units.

Take a look at http://www.classic-british-car-jacks.uk

Cheers Colin
 

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