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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:19 PM   #76
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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.

Seriously, if you can design one that can replace valve springs witht he motor still in the car, talk to me, i will negotiate a reasonable price.

they used to make them, but i can't find em anymore...
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 06:56 AM   #77
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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.

Thats funny, I started building this one the other night.

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Old April 2nd, 2009, 05:37 PM   #78
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Seriously, if you can design one that can replace valve springs witht he motor still in the car, talk to me, i will negotiate a reasonable price.

they used to make them, but i can't find em anymore...
They still make them, I have one of those too that I got at harbor freight for like $10. They're kind of a pain to use but they work.

Looks like this:
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 05:43 PM   #79
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They still make them, I have one of those too that I got at harbor freight for like $10. They're kind of a pain to use but they work.

Looks like this:
yea i've seen those, I was looking for something more like this:

http://www.aircooled.net/new-bin/vie...30200916330431

I just don't want to deal with renting it and having to ship it and what not...
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Old April 26th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #80
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Well I finally got a welder so naturally it was time to build a welding cart. I had the bottom of shopping cart left over from a go-kart project so I turned it up on end and turned it into a dolly style cart. Well enough typing here's the pics.





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Old July 11th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #81
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first cut off the outside plate







lay it over the early spring plate ... mark it & drill






if you're puting early springs and plates on IRS rear suspention.

you know if your back tires are taller than 32"
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Old July 12th, 2009, 04:10 AM   #82
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Hey Hal, that seems like a pretty good idea! I got my plates, just haven't cut them yet. I might try that when I'm ready to do mine. Although, I wanted to hang on to, or try selling the old IRS plates...

I've been too afraid to try pulling the old ones off. I don't wanna kill myself with all that spring tension. I don't have a body on my chassis & I'v yet to make one of those spring removal tools... Maybe some day I will though.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 11:54 AM   #83
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My doglegs for the crewcab will be homemade...





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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #84
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almost all your cars are homemade... hahaha
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Im no sheet metal man,, but I really like the method you used... Ill be trying the wood sandwitch real soon.. Thanks for the tip... ..(Im not to old to learn something new)
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I've built a body rotisserie for type 1s. It will also work for a pan with a different mount. I thought I had posted it.


I didn't actually build this one but it is similar to what I was planning on building. It's an old trans housing mounted on a stand = engine test stand


Here's an old compressor tank I've started turning into a pressure pot sandblaster but I haven't got too far with it.

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Here video that I work hard!

I burnt 2 dremels out and I called the service guys up and ask to order the switch assemblies. The tech guy asked why 2. I just laughed and told him that who ever designed the bushing housing out of plastic need to be kicked in the nuts. After he was done laughing we had a nice little talk. They NEVER had the switch assembly melt. I told him it didn't just happen once it happened 3 times. It turns out the guy is a dremel trainer & tech guy. He asked me to send them. I told him no. I know whats wrong with it and I just want to parts. If I ship them in its on my dime and they are going to tell me whats wrong with it and I'll still have to buy the parts. They said they want to examine them. WELL. I didn't tell them I was using them so hard that I had insulated gloves on and they still burnt my hands; then I pul them in the freezer to cool them off so I can use them faster.....

Here is a video of my grinder that I put through its test. It died right after I had the ball to turn it back on!



SO here is my tips:
You can buy parts from Dremel and they are cheap to buy.
Don't put powertools in the freezer to cool off faster.
And if you fry a power tool take video of it!!!
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Old October 31st, 2009, 12:04 PM   #88
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Don't know if this has been done yet. But I needed a wrench to fit behind the intake to remove and replace the rear mounting bolt for the carb. Went to Sears and Napa, no luck, so made my own.

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Old October 31st, 2009, 09:00 PM   #89
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Don't know if this has been done yet. But I needed a wrench to fit behind the intake to remove and replace the rear mounting bolt for the carb. Went to Sears and Napa, no luck, so made my own.
Snap on and Mac both make a wrench.
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my new wrench for the 10mm nut that lives in the oil pan
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Old March 29th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #91
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nice work on that one. i might make a stand for mine like that!!
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Old March 29th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #92
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There was a thread on the Hamb where a fellow used a Harbor Freight winch to power his beadroller. I emailed him and he sent me the following instructions:

"Here’s how I did it:

1. Purchased a 2000# winch from HF for $49 which included the forward/reverse switch.

2. Disassembled winch to see what parts could be used or discarded.

3. I could use the gear that slides in and out to engage or disengage the winch but would need a shaft to replace the spindle.

4. I had my friend take a piece of ˝” steel rod and turn down one end to .255 dia., 1” long. The gear is only 7/8” long. The gear would then slide on to this end that was turned down. I heated the 1/8th excess piece sticking out to cherry red and then hammered it down flat onto the gear. When this cooled down it acted as a hot rivet to hold the gear in place tightly and squarely so I could then weld it to the ˝” steel rod.

5. I inserted a ˝” flat washer into the opposite end of the black mounting bracket. It was the exact size for a tight fit. This gave me a true alignment for the shaft coming out of the gear motor.

6. I purchased a square Uhmw-pe bearing from Grainger. Item #1F560 I inserted the gear/shaft in place into the motor with the other end sticking thru the black mounting bracket’s hole with the alignment washer in place to align the shaft. I slid the mhmw bearing onto the shaft on the outside and clamped it in place and drilled down into the black mounting bracket all 4 mounting holes needed to bolt the bearing in place. The bearing was removed and then bolted in place on the inside the black mounting bracket.

7. I then cut off the excess part of the ˝” shaft.

8. I re-assembled the parts which included the small drive gear (2 pieces) purchased from Tractor supply Item #11-81003, 12 tooth sprocket and Item #11-70706 hub and a 1/8” Uhmw spacer so everything fit snugly.

9. The upper gear is Tractor Supply Item # 11-81207, 48 tooth sprocket and Item #11-70662, 1” hub.

10. The chain is Tractor Supply #11-50044 roller chain.

11. The idler sprocket which comes with the bearing as one unit is Tractor Supply Item 11-82009 idler sprocket.

12. My mounting brackets and bolts were all found items around the shop (scrap). I welded all parts in place.

13. I then made a little sheet metal battery box (scrap) to fit on the bottom leg of the bead roller and used a battery from an old junk riding lawnmower.

14. The power switch was cut down on the bottom at an angle to sort of match the angle of my foot on an accelerator in a car.

15. I made the platform and pedals from scrap and the 2 hinges were bought for 93 cents a piece.

16. I welded a large nut on the bottom of each pedal to come in contact with the buttons on the power switch. "

Now he used a 12VDC winch, but I know they sell a 12VAC winch for roughly the same price, so a guy could use the part #'s to build one that way.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 04:10 PM   #93
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Not to much of a homemade anything but a tip nun the less. Went to "Five Guys" and asked for 3 empty oil containers. They were more than happy to save them for me. Now I have something bigger to store and take my used oil to AutoZone (they recycle it).
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Old November 9th, 2010, 08:43 AM   #94
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Had to cut a 6 inch tube. Yea it's a stupid idea but I couldn't wait.

I slowly turned the pipe



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Old November 9th, 2010, 08:51 AM   #95
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Paul, go here
http://www.harborfreight.com/2-hp-14...saw-91938.html

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Old November 9th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #96
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I do need one, been using jogyver's and it helps a lot.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 02:22 PM   #97
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Hubby needs to make one of those. Looks similar to an aircraft version.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 09:02 PM   #98
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Here is my answer to cutting large anything, it's a 7.5 HP abrasive saw which takes a 16 inch diameter wheel, cost me nothing, and one of these days I'll hafta hook it up so I can use it rather than my bandsaw, which cutting round seamed tube or pipe ruins the blade from cutting thru the weld.

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 05:28 AM   #99
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Here is my answer to cutting large anything, it's a 7.5 HP abrasive saw which takes a 16 inch diameter wheel, cost me nothing, and one of these days I'll hafta hook it up so I can use it rather than my bandsaw, which cutting round seamed tube or pipe ruins the blade from cutting thru the weld.

This was before I brought it home




Good score! Check the bearings on the wheel end. If they go out you'll get some funky deflection when you put any pressure on it.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 05:30 AM   #100
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I've seen foot and knee switches put in so you don't have to reach back and over the equipment for on/ off.
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