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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #51
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Thats funny, I use the dogs old piece of carpet that he used to lay on in the garage.....
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #52
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Not for VW, but we've bent and cut some wrenches for military hummers. The bottom two lines to the fuel injector are hard to get to, so we bent some 5/8" wrenches, and made some 12pt bent flare nut wrenches as well. Still a PITA, but it does help a lot. One of them we got creative and coiled into a cork screw. Served no useful purpose but aesthetically it was cool
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:39 PM   #53
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i use this pad that says golds gym on it so im guessin its got something to do with yoga type shit but it reminds me of when i was a rock climber. a bouldering crash pad is what it reminds me of. works well and it has 4 folds in it and is super comfy if you fold it up and sit on it...
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Old September 6th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #54
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Made this today to remove the drain/fill plugs from trannies:

Not really that big of a deal, but it was just cool that the head of a metric bolt actually fit perfectly.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #55
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I made this a couple/few years ago. It's an input shaft seal installer. (No it's not a copper dildo) It helps push the seal on nice and straight and I put a cap on the end to help "tap" it on.

It's made from 3/4 Copper pipe and 1"-3/4" reducing bushing and a 1" coupling. I used it twice so far and haven't needed it since.

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Old September 6th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #56
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Hmmmm, copper dildo. You might be onto something...
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Old September 6th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #57
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I hope I'm not onto something, especially a copper dildo...or any dildo for that matter. Of course I think I would know.
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Yea coppers cost it to high.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #59
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Yea, unless you work for an Air Conditioning company or are a plumber.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #60
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Well, letsee...when I had my first bug (back in '90) I needed a wrench bent at 90* to get to some bolts for the heat exchangers (IIRC). I looked all over, and nobody had one. I didn't have a torch or anything to bend it, so I was stumped.
The guy at Sears told me to buy a wrench, cut it on half, put the closed end on the nut, and use another closed end wrench to leverage it. He told me when I was done, to come back and they'd swap it for a new (uncut) wrench. Gotta love Craftsman. :)

Then on my second bug, I invented my second tool. As it turns out, it ended up serving 2 purposes. I put 2 lugnuts on my wide 5 drums, and slid a piece of 1x1 angle iron in such a way that when the drum turned, it pushed the angle iron against the ground. Worked good on the first one, the second one worked two, but that was when I found it's second function: Metal Bender!

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Edit: I was a little off in my memory. But I found my old webpage and saw what I *did* use.

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If you look closely, you'll see Dan's Bug Garden as my background...used with permission, of course...(like 6 or 7 years ago...wow)
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Old September 17th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #61
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Hay j j I used the same idea to make a power steering pully puller for our HUMMV's over here in Iraq. We had one guy that was very good at taking and put them back together ( all in about an 45 mins. ) untill he ran into one that the pully was froze on the shaft, I had made him up a puller and he had the pully off in no time. Now he uses it all the time and it only takes him about 25 min. to do the job.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #62
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Here is An english wheel I whipped up last weekend , used an old lumber rack for the frame, and a couple of idler pulleys from timing belt jobs , took the grinder to the lower one and put a curve to it , used a brake pedal to apply the pressure the ratio is 16 to 1 , so 100 pounds on the pedal is 1600 on the wheels , which seems to be way more than is required to work , I had never used one before so I was guessing on the setup , then I mounted it to one of the wall beams , so it swings out to use then swings back in flush to the wall, This is something I should have made before my car was done





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Old November 6th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #63
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I've promised 4 customers to flip their bus spindles I finally took me some time on starting on them. But didn't want to bother my buddy who have a metalworkshop with the dissamembling.

So I decided to make my own hydraulic press for the purpose.. Took what I had laying around the garage.

And this is what I made and worked perfectly!

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Old November 6th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #64
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... it swings out to use then swings back in flush to the wall...
So how do you keep it from swingin around when you're trying to use it?
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Old November 7th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #65
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I am putting a bar that mounts to the wall and connects to the english wheel to keep it steady when in use
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Old November 7th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #66
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I was putting new pans on a chassis that hardly had any useable metal to measure off of and I had to get the rear pan angle mounts right in all 3 directions or stuff wouldn't bolt up right. I went to a good chassis/ pans and made a bracket that came off of the front two bolts on each side of the rear torsion housing then ran a few pieces of angle iron on top of the good pans, over the tunnel and drilled a few holes down where I could bolt the angle iron to the pan crossmembers. I transfered the whole jig to the other chassis, bolted up the new pans and welded them in. Only off by 1/16 up front and that was fixed simply by pushing the pan in and tacking it in place. I'll be using that one again!
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Old February 4th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #67
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This seemed like the most appropriate place to put this. It's a snow plow I built for my atv. I didn't want to spend $500+ so I picked up some scrap and about $45 worth of bolts, springs and steel and came up with this.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 11:53 AM   #68
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I was at HF looking at one of those things you use in a body shops that weld stubs on metal to pull bents. But I thought would give making one a try.


First i took an old slam hammer i had laying around. Them i got an old cordless drill and cut the end off and welded it to the old hammer




Sorry no pick of the construction but you get the idea.

Next I didn't have any of those things they weld on. But i do have a lot of old screws.



So I used them.



just welded the heads on and used the puller



It worked petty good. The biggest problem was getting the hammer tight enough on the screw. But all in all I think it was a success.

Hard to tell but:

Before


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I think it would work real good on dents that weren't in reinforced areas.

Anyway there you go
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Old March 26th, 2009, 05:16 PM   #69
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Old March 26th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #70
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I could have used that brake to bend the tray for my bottle on my welder cart.





It tucks up nice against the wall...much better than before.

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I'm interested in a "How to" on this, if you have one!

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Old March 27th, 2009, 07:09 AM   #72
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I'm interested in a "How to" on this, if you have one!

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Good idea. However, it'd be better to post it in the "How To" section instead of here wouldn't it? Because then someone going to suggest moving it, the mods are gonna move it, then someones gonna bitch that it was deleted when in reality it was just put where it belongs....

See what I mean?
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Old March 27th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #73
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http://www.pro-touring.com/forum/sho...ferrerid=17550
This is were I got the idea really good picks this thing comes in really handy

Oh and I promise not to bitch
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Old March 28th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #74
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Valve spring compressor. This isn't mine but I made the same thing. I used a 10" c-clamp and like a 1" piece of pipe and drilled out the sides with a uni-bit.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 08:26 PM   #75
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Kind of slow getting this pic up. I built this welder cart several years ago using a cheap hand truck. Real convenient for moving it around, and the small ammo box on the bottom works good for storing consumables.

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