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Posted July 29, 2017 - 10:06 PM

Recently came across a pair of factory 12" cast iron wheel weights with the "J" on the center of the weight. Haven't had the chance to go pick them up yet, but wanted to know a few things... how heavy are they? Anybody willing to guess at value for me? Are these fairly common or hard to come buy? I laid the money out soon as I saw them because this was the first set ive ever seen that had the "J" molded into the weight. I've seen what appears to be the same weights that didn't have the "J" on them that I'm assuming were used on many other tractors. Ty in advance to anyone willing to educate me a little on these weights.

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Posted July 30, 2017 - 06:03 AM

Never seen any.


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Posted July 30, 2017 - 06:30 AM

Never seen any.

I don't have a picture of them but here's a picture I was able to find on the net. Mine are exactly the same except do not have the wording Jacobson chief on them.

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Posted July 30, 2017 - 09:29 AM

The J weights are the early version for the chiefs.
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Posted July 30, 2017 - 12:21 PM

I went & picked them up this morning. They're 50lbs each. I'd still like to know if they're a difficult item to find if you're wanting a pair to use on a restoration project and what their value is. I'm curious if I paid too much or not. I took a chance on them because I've never run across not seen a pair of them before. These are the actual weights... I'm assuming yellow isnt the correct color either.

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Posted July 30, 2017 - 01:43 PM

Nice! Value would be set by someone really wanting them!


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Posted July 31, 2017 - 09:12 PM

Anyone interested in them? I figure including my gas, travel time, & what I paid for them I could let em go for $125. Nobody gave a value on them so I don't know weather to hang my head in shame or turn the volume down on my phone. I grabbed them because I figured somebody would really appreciate having the correct weights for their restored Jake. I didn't buy them because I want them. Anyway... lemme know if interested.

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Posted August 02, 2017 - 02:08 PM

Value in my area on those is 100-125. That being said they're one of my favorite weights for the smooth appearance they have in the wheel. So what you'd sell em for is a fair price. Until then they are nice and heavy so I'd put em to use.


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Posted August 02, 2017 - 04:48 PM

If'n you were closer, I might go for them. But shipping would kill the deal.


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Posted August 02, 2017 - 05:38 PM

I just bought a Mocraft with Jacobsen weights. 

These say Jacobsen Chief on them.

Do you know if they are easily stackable?    Rick

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Posted August 02, 2017 - 05:41 PM

If'n you were closer, I might go for them. But shipping would kill the deal.

Yep, I'm afraid so. If I thought it through like I should have I probably wouldn't have got them only for the fact that such a low # of Jake's in the area that I'm aware of, & probably fewer restored or workers anymore. So, not much demand for them. They'll be here when someone's wanting a set tho. Good thing is they don't take up much room, they're inside out of the weather in the meantime.

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Posted August 02, 2017 - 05:44 PM

I just bought a Mocraft with Jacobsen weights.
These say Jacobsen Chief on them.
Do you know if they are easily stackable? Rick

Being they're not flat & have somewhat of a dome to them, my guess would be you can't stack them, not without looking funny & running the risk of breaking the bolts holding them on if you were to scrub up against something accidentaly.
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Posted August 04, 2017 - 06:26 PM

I'd say $100 to $125 is market value.
I bought a pair out of Vermont.
Had them shipped USPS "if it fits it ships"
I think they measured about a 1/4" too large.
But they shipped anyway.
I think it was two boxes about $12.50 a box?

Joe
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Posted August 04, 2017 - 06:38 PM

I'd say $100 to $125 is market value.
I bought a pair out of Vermont.
Had them shipped USPS "if it fits it ships"
I think they measured about a 1/4" too large.
But they shipped anyway.
I think it was two boxes about $12.50 a box?

Joe

If someone wants to give the $125, I'd see if they'd ship in a flat rate box for them. That's pretty reasonable if they'd go thru like that.

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Posted August 24, 2017 - 01:52 PM

Did the Fords use the same weights? .... or should I say, were the Fords cast with "Ford" in them, or just use the "j" weights?


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