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Old 09-21-2006, 05:57 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Where did you get the track and handle from? I've been searching for that everywhere????

Are those Arbor Press parts?
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:26 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Yota carrier bearing spanner

My son fabricated this carrier bearing spanner when installing a lock-rite, it worked well!
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:56 PM   #53 (permalink)
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this should be a sticky. Keep em comin!
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:56 AM   #54 (permalink)
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My son fabricated this carrier bearing spanner when installing a lock-rite, it worked well!
I was in a bigger hurry. So I just welded two 1/4" threaded bolts to the side of the jaws on a large pair of channel locks. Works perfectly on toyota diffs.





The rest of these are a tool I made for use at work. Matco, Snap-On, Mac, everyone has recently begun selling a tool to pull down the front corntol arms on macpherson strut vehicles so that you don't need to use a big prybar or a ratchet strap and two guys to do it. They want $150-$200 for them, so I figured I'd build a copy and see how it worked.

This thing is great. Hook the little claw over the top of the A-arm, press down on the far end of the handle with your knee (sit on it, really) and it leaves both hands free to seperate/reinstall the balljoint stud into the control arm. I just need to make the claw about 2-3 inches longer.












And yes, I did weld a MATCO logo into the handle.
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:14 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I built this shop press that uses a 20 ton bottle jack.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:55 AM   #56 (permalink)
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This thread needed a bump.
I have to remember to get some pics of my other stuff.



Transmission jack adapter from some scrap for positioning my drivetrain.


Need a better pic, built this engine hoist back in HS shop when steel was cheaper. The main beams are all 1/4 wall, 5" steel ball bearing casters on all 4 corners. The jack is starting to go south and leaking like a seive now after 14 years of use.
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:26 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Hydraulic press with press plates and brake attachment

Heres a link to my build thread

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Old 01-27-2007, 11:34 AM   #58 (permalink)
 
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What, are you gonna pull up every thread related to presses or home built tools and link your post??? Dumb ass!!!!
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:43 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Not my idea, but everyone at work (heavy equipment mechanic) has a cheater handle for wrenches, a 3x36x5/16" flat stock, with 2 pieces of angle iron welded to it, facing different directions, spaced 8" or so apart. Hook it over a wrench to loosen, or flip it around to tighten.
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:41 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Here is a couple of tool that Ihave made of many.






the first two are my way to move a vehicle around on cement it also worked great to sliding my dually rear end out to change it and the second shows how they stack. I picked up the wheels for .25 cents apiece looks like they were cut off of a floor jacks. the last picture is of a homemade press brake small but has come in handy many times.

My tractor bucket extension and in the back ground my homemade gantry bothe have been in valuable and the 12 ton press all made from left over material.

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Homemade notcher base for my drillpress. No clamping or whatnot, easy to pop the table, slide it in, ready to go.







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Old 02-17-2007, 07:44 PM   #64 (permalink)
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my first dimple die. this is a 1" and i will be making more sizes soon. it is just made from mild steel and finished with black oxide. i will make the rest of them from a harder material, just not sure exactly what yet.





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Very nice dimple die!
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:31 PM   #66 (permalink)
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my first dimple die. this is a 1" and i will be making more sizes soon. it is just made from mild steel and finished with black oxide. i will make the rest of them from a harder material, just not sure exactly what yet.

Nice. What is the tolerances between the dies? Just the thickness of the thickest material you want to dimple?
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:05 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Nice. What is the tolerances between the dies? Just the thickness of the thickest material you want to dimple?
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More info, please! Looks like a decent project to try on my new Logan.
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Nice. What is the tolerances between the dies? Just the thickness of the thickest material you want to dimple?

the angle portion on the dies are cut at a 45* and .250 deep on both halves. the mandrel portion is .990 on the male and 1.005 on the female. i probably could have made this a tighter fit but figured some play would be good.
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Hey Sniper, wanna make me a couple for UmMMM, testing, ya know, to make sure ya have it all figured out right. I be po, and cant be fordin dimple dies an chit.

Looks real good.
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Hey Sniper, wanna make me a couple for UmMMM, testing, ya know, to make sure ya have it all figured out right. I be po, and cant be fordin dimple dies an chit.

Looks real good.
seeing as i am just teaching myself how to run the lathe and probably have 6 hours into making that die, probably not
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:25 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:39 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I had to make this today so I could remove the wiper arms off of the arm that goes to the wiper motor on my truck, so that I could remove the old motor for replacement. Basically, it's used just like a pickle fork.


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Old 06-28-2007, 08:17 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I had to make this today so I could remove the wiper arms off of the arm that goes to the wiper motor on my truck, so that I could remove the old motor for replacement. Basically, it's used just like a pickle fork.

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