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Stowing the P6 Jack correctly?

Discussion in 'Tool Corner' started by PNP, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. PNP

    PNP Member

    Hi All, about to finish an 18 month engine rebuild and engine bay refresh.
    Was putting the boot back together last week and could not work out if there is a correct way to stow the jack.

    Is it handle in or handle out, Base to the rear or base to the front.

    Last thing I want to do is dent the quarter from the inside.
  2. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Dont think you will ding the panel if you get it wrong.
    The boot side has a large pad glued to the panel and the whole bundle including the tool kit is held fast with a large rubber O-ring.
    Its a bastard for a guy with large hands to get that O-ring over the lower clasp.
  3. PNP

    PNP Member


    In Aust it use to be common to store extra spare parts and tools inside the rear quarters when travelling in remote areas. If they weren't secured properly they would bounce around and dent the panel from the inside.

    Did not try and stow it as a bundle with the tools. that will hold it more securely.

    Thanks again
  4. DavidWalker

    DavidWalker New Member

    You shouldn't be able to easily dent the outer panel from inside a P6 boot. There is the inner panel on the base unit to dent first and that would then have to dent the bolt-on outer panel which is spaced off it slightly. The P6 is probably one of the most damage-proof cars available from this sort of damage thanks to this double skinning.
  5. PNP

    PNP Member

    Very good point. I did not stop to think about that. Still.... don't want the jack bouncing around if I can stow it correctly.
  6. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    I've lost count of the number of "rear suspension knocks" I've cured by stowing things in the boot correctly.
    DavidWalker and Cafcpete like this.
  7. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Active Member

    No idea of the proper method (I can't recall ever seeing a factory picture of the stowage arrangement) the jack seems to fit best with the foot to the rear and the winder facing the quarter panel, lying diagonally with the head of the jack up on the wheel well.

  8. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Active Member

    Funnily enough, I just saw one of those cutaway illustrations of an early (1964) P6, and it shows the jack stowed with the winder facing the quarter panel but the foot of the jack pointing forward and on the wheel well.

  9. Demetris

    Demetris Well-Known Member

    As long as it doesn't rattle about, it is correct enough.

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