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Offline mario

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can anyone identify this item
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:34:10 PM »
hi all:
i found this in a box of old cadillac parts. i, for the life of me, cannot identify this.
if anyone can help, i would appreciate it very much.
thank you.
mario caimotto

Offline mario

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Re: can anyone identify this item
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 07:37:59 PM »
Wow, 60 views and no one knows.
Ciao,
Mario caimotto

Offline "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

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Re: can anyone identify this item
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 08:21:12 PM »
Mario
Something in the back of my mind tells me I saw a device like this use on a rope line as a hanger.
Greg Surfas
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Offline Bobby B

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Re: can anyone identify this item
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 08:21:25 PM »
Wow, 60 views and no one knows.

It resembles a hanger from the old style conveyor system in a dry cleaners or from a commercial kitchen overhead pot rack. There's my Guesses ;D.....
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Offline "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

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Re: can anyone identify this item
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 08:35:05 PM »
That's it ( I believe) a hanger used on a "link type" conveyor belt.
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

Offline Jim Stamper

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Re: can anyone identify this item
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 09:48:09 PM »

     Is there any spring loading in the thing, either pushing or pulling ends?

     On the wild guess side, it looks like something to hold a spare tire and wheel in place in the wheel well.  Often it was a threaded rod attached to the side of the wheel well that came up through wheel center to get a wing nut to keep the spare from shifting . The tool in question looks like it might work for that, especially if it has some spring travel in the parts.

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Offline mario

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Re: can anyone identify this item
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 09:34:06 AM »
greg and bobby:
thank you for your replys. that is what i believe also. the little square 'block' with the 'vee' cut in it is a very hard plastic. the top is cast and the silver hook is threaded into that cast 'hook; and then pinned so it would not unscrew, which leads me to believe that it is made for use on a conveyor or hanging type system.

jim:
thank you but there is no spring to it, unless it is missing, but that is a valid use for this.

i thank all of you for your thoughts and ideas. if i ever find out for a fact, i will let you know.
ciao,
mario caimotto

 

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