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Old 12-24-2011, 08:53 AM   #41
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You guys aren't trying too hard to find one of these rigs. I said you could have mine, and I mean cheap. Not one pm. Here are some pics befor I rattle can painted it.
I can't tell whose this is and what is the lift capacity?

would be happy to rescue a lift in need

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Old 12-24-2011, 09:03 AM   #42
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You guys aren't trying too hard to find one of these rigs. I said you could have mine, and I mean cheap. Not one pm. Here are some pics befor I rattle can painted it.

I was paying attention, you're too far away.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:57 AM   #43
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I can't tell whose this is and what is the lift capacity?

would be happy to rescue a lift in need

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Its mine. Have no idea what the capacity is. Lifts up one side of a toyota tacoma with no trouble. The 2 speed pump makes that kind of nice. Goes up fast until you contact the jacking point on the vehicle, goes slow thereafter. Pretty much normal.

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Old 12-24-2011, 01:04 PM   #44
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Here is mine, came out of Bob Singer Ford in Columbus, OH when they shut down in the mid-70s. It is a Weaver WA-72 2 ton. Rebuilt it when I got it 2 years ago with parts from a forum member here and Ohio Hydraulic out of Columbus.

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Old 12-24-2011, 01:10 PM   #45
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I wanted a walker until I was given a Blackhawk SJ-18.



I do like the walker lines too
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:00 PM   #46
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I wonder what the marketing spin was by including "BOY" in the model?

I bought a new Hein Werner in the '70's and is an "OH BOY" model.
I'm with you on that. I still own my mid 70's OH BOY model. It's a ton and quarter though. I've put it through it's paces over the years.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:47 PM   #47
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My first vintage jack. Brass plate has printed on it: Walker Hydraulic Roll-A-Car 770 series B. Base color on main body looks like it used to be dark blue. Handle apears to have always been red. The ram needs to be re-sealed. I plan to strip it down to bare metal and refinish it to as new condition. Where can I find information and rebuild parts for this jack?

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Old 12-24-2011, 06:49 PM   #48
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Was this the one FS on KSL in Sugarhouse, for $60?

It looks better in your pics.

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Old 12-24-2011, 10:08 PM   #49
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Anyone here rebuild their hyd. floor jack in their garage? Ive got a old walker 4 ton that wont pump up. Id like to rebuild it. Is it just O rings? and polishing the cylinders?
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:27 PM   #50
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Anyone here rebuild their hyd. floor jack in their garage? Ive got a old walker 4 ton that wont pump up. Id like to rebuild it. Is it just O rings? and polishing the cylinders?
I have the same thing with the same problem.
According to Hiball, who has a kit, you can do it yourself.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:42 PM   #51
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Was this the one FS on KSL in Sugarhouse, for $60?

It looks better in your pics.
Yes it was! I got it for $45.00 though. I took it to work and used a steam cleaner to get most of the crud off of it. Leaks like a sieve and will require a full reconditioning. Definately a 10 on the cool old stuff chart.
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:30 AM   #52
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Gotta find what that $15.00 jack I bought years ago really is. It don't pump up too good and I kept it under the bench.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:38 PM   #53
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My first vintage jack. Brass plate has printed on it: Walker Hydraulic Roll-A-Car 770 series B. Base color on main body looks like it used to be dark blue. Handle apears to have always been red. The ram needs to be re-sealed. I plan to strip it down to bare metal and refinish it to as new condition. Where can I find information and rebuild parts for this jack?



That's a real jewel of a jack......Not many of those around.......I rebuilt one about 20 yrs ago for a customer at cost with the deal he'd sell it to me if he ever sold it......the shop closed it's doors and someone else ended up with it....

Maybe if you're lucky someone will have info on it but that thing is very old......very rare find....
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:50 PM   #54
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Anyone here rebuild their hyd. floor jack in their garage? Ive got a old walker 4 ton that wont pump up. Id like to rebuild it. Is it just O rings? and polishing the cylinders?
Very few orings.....mostly leather piston cups, v-packings, square packing rings....

A trouble spot would be removing the tank nut to expose the inner reservoir to cleanse the crud out of the tank.....it takes a special threaded tool to remove the tank nut with a big wrench.......the rest can be taken apart with normal spanner wrenches and hand tools.....

Lathe for polishing and whip-sander for housing bores is helpfull also

A solvent tank (mineral spirits or kero) will help with housekeeping before reassembly......

Be carefull with removing and replacing the ball valves as this is a very sensitive spot......if there is trouble the jack won't work....

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Old 12-26-2011, 04:49 PM   #55
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Can anyone direct me to where I can find information or pictures of what the correct color scheme on the old Walker Roll-A-Car 770 floor jack that I just bought should be?
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:06 PM   #56
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Hi guys,

Anyone recognize this jack and have an idea as to to its lifting capacity, height of lift, weight and dimensions - I may have to get it in the car myself. Looking at the photo there is a rather large cylinder and reservoir.

I'm contemplating driving out to check on a CL ad that basically has no info. and trying to decide if it is worth the effort. I did get a response - it wasn't sketchy - just uninformed.

Any idea as to what a fair offer would be assuming it works?

Thanks much.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:20 PM   #57
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Hi guys,

Anyone recognize this jack and have an idea as to to its lifting capacity, height of lift, weight and dimensions - I may have to get it in the car myself.

I'm contemplating driving out to check on a CL ad that basically has no info. and trying to decide if it is worth the effort. I did get a response - it wasn't sketchy - just uninformed.

Any idea as to what a fair offer would be assuming it works?

Thanks much.
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Hard to tell from the Small Picture, Looks like a Walker 780 Series which is a 10 Ton. Probably weighs around 300lbs+, Probably closer to 400. Break.com comes to mind watching you put it in your Car by yourself.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:43 AM   #58
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I had a old walker jack. Seeing a few of these restored ones makes me wish i had it back!
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:40 AM   #59
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Here are my two old Jacks. The blackhawk works and it is my main Jack. The walker doesn't lift and will be getting a rebuild sometime in the near future.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:46 AM   #60
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Here are my two old Jacks. The blackhawk works and it is my main Jack. The walker doesn't lift and will be getting a rebuild sometime in the near future.
Its very cool to see these two vintage jacks side by side. Is the Walker a 3 Ton or 4 Ton unit? I believe a Walker 4 Ton unit and the Blackhawk S-4 have similar specs on paper. After you get your Walker up to snuff, it would be interesting to see an actual operational comparison between these vintage beauties.
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