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Here's a few things I've crafted recently:





A wagon/cart I made for junk yards/swap meets/shop duty. Has a jeep unit bearing for a pivot a removable handle and a functioning tailgate. Proven to be extremely handy.
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All made from mostly salvaged materials and remnants
Got anymore pics of that cart and how you structured it? I dig that and the idea has been floating in my head for a while now; particularly with that hub bearing concept. I'd be grateful to see some pics of the bottom side of it.
 

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Since I built it my girlfriend even likes to tag along to the junkyard with me, provided she has coffee and iphone. Both have proven to be quite handy :grinpimp:.
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Thanks for the pics lobster. About what I had pictured it would be underneath.

nice gf too....still trying to drag mine to the junkyard, been too cold here for her to want to be out there everytime I've needed to go
 

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50 ton air/hydraulic press i made.
3' wide capacity. ive added the pressing shaft and machined a quick connect die system since the pic was taken.

stands about 6.5' tall x 4' wide

 

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Took my shitty craftsman creeper and made it slightly less shitty by adding some shitty roller blade wheel casters from harbor freight. Rolls much better over debris now and is rated for 1,200 pounds :homer:
 

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Check out this hacked up mess I found in a old toolbox I used as a kid...it's caps I made to pressurize a 2-stroke expansion chamber and pop out dents once heated! I'm thinking I was around 12 years old when I built these with a old drill press and some scraps , and from what I remember they worked great.
 

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Constantly changing grinding and wire wheels some days. Only have 1 grinder at work and sometimes being in a tight spot with the wheel jammed on. Took a wrench from ones we have multiples from all the tools we buy and ground it to fit the wire wheel size and welded it to the grinder wrench

 

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Check out this hacked up mess I found in a old toolbox I used as a kid...it's caps I made to pressurize a 2-stroke expansion chamber and pop out dents once heated! I'm thinking I was around 12 years old when I built these with a old drill press and some scraps , and from what I remember they worked great.
Those look pretty awesome... how did they clamp on? Looks like a box of jigs that we got from a machine shop auction years and years ago! I'm sure the stuff in there was useful at one time, but god only knows for what! Lol. :laughing:
 

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chili pepper build thread please :flipoff2:

Deep fried?
 

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Since I built it my girlfriend even likes to tag along to the junkyard with me, provided she has coffee and iphone. Both have proven to be quite handy :grinpimp:.
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I had one of the store bought version and found the damn thing would flip on unlevel ground with a load and turning. So I did an axle mod and moved the rear tires out 3-4" on each side. Now everyone borrows the wagon.
 

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I had one of the store bought version and found the damn thing would flip on unlevel ground with a load and turning. So I did an axle mod and moved the rear tires out 3-4" on each side. Now everyone borrows the wagon.
never been a problem, but its flat everywhere i use it. I did dump my girlfriend over backwards in it trying to pull it through a ravine however.

She was. . . not happy.
 

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Those look pretty awesome... how did they clamp on? Looks like a box of jigs that we got from a machine shop auction years and years ago! I'm sure the stuff in there was useful at one time, but god only knows for what! Lol. :laughing:
They had four pinch bolts ..each at 90° to each other that kinda clamped the caps on each end, also has some kind of rubber to act as a seal. You needed to be cautious when clamping on cheap pipes that lacked a welded on billet ring as you could collapse the chamber ends pretty easily. The caps didn't need to be too tight because 20-25 PSI of air and a little rosebud action and all but the worst dents came right out.
 

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Built a turntable to grind beadlock-rings and weld on rings to Tj rims:





I will us a F-convertor on the drill press to regulate speed!
 
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