OK, I need to know how to make those. Hopefully it's low-tech enough that I can do it. (meaning no mill used to make 'em)made thease crimp/swage blocks for my press.
Very cool tool, it just never would have crossed my mind to make my own! Now I'm going to make a small set for my arbor press. Thank you!yes just clamp together and drill. i had thin sheetmetal pieces in the ends between halfs. it will leave centering cap and drill stays in middle.
Very slick arrangement.So, I trimmed off an old stock xj draglink joint, shaved and welded it to some 1 3/4" tubing. Took another section of tubing, and welded a washer and matching castlenut to the end of it. To get a little more usable angle, I trimmed a groove into the inner edge of the joint with a carbide bit.
I now can clamp this gauge into position on the rig, and take measurements off of it. The joint holds steady where you set it, and now gets from 0* to 25* of range.
Very nice improvised socket!When I was working on my pinion brakes and needed a pinion flange to get the mounting of the rotor sorted out. Only problem was I don't have a 2-1/4" socket handy, the thirds are loose so no way to get them to hold still, and the nuts are stupid tight.
Basically the recipe here is.
A piece of 2-1/4" exhaust tube, 6 pieces of 1/4" flat stock 1-1/4" long, welder, and some scrap boxtube.
The pictures tell the rest, the second piece is to lock the pinion still so that I could pull the nut, and it bolts to the flange itself.
Arcing out 90' of Weld??? WTF for?