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Old 01-08-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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Changing flat tire on Caravel

Hey Caravel cousins, I've had my 66 for a few months now -she's being stored awaiting some restoration in the spring - she towed here just fine - PO repacked bearings and provided new tires - HOWEVER, one is flat now.
Possibly need to replace the rim -but in the interim, need to get that tire off and checked. I'm a total newbie - and I need to know where to place the jack. I've read a number of posts on the "jacking" forum - but I'm not sure of the clear answer here. I do not want to hurt the axle. PLEASE HELP!
thanks, paula in dallas
P.S. Just discovered another "relative" just a few blocks from me. A 65 Caravel in my neighborhood - amazing!
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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Jack on the flange the extends out by the shock. Its a vertical looking one.
( I have a set of nice, newly painted, 5 hole, rims off my Caravel left over from the axel swap and I went to heavy duty 6 hole wheels.Yours if you want them.) North Dallas RV said to jack it at the rear frame/bumper point. Not an issue on the short and light Caravel. I still use the flange point.
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:23 PM   #3
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Jack right where the axle meets the frame - on the frame member that protrudes below the axle. Right behind the rim and brake drum.
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:35 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone for the help!
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