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I was curious as about a few details of your press. Is that 8" channel? How many feet total did you use? where did you get the springs to return the jack?
 

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I was curious as about a few details of your press. Is that 8" channel? How many feet total did you use? where did you get the springs to return the jack?
Actually the side channels are 5" and the headers and table channels are 6". The press is 3'wide x 6' tall so I used 12' of each size channel. The return springs are car hood springs that I got from a junk yard for $5 each.
 

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That thing looks damn near identical to my harbor freight press
Well it's not my patented design by any means. Pretty much like any press you can buy. I just made it because I had the time, tools and free material. I do like the pretty blue paint better than the store bought presses though.:smokin:
 

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What did you use for the pins in the table channels? just regular cold rolled ?
 

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someone needs to get logjam_grant or whatever in here....with his hair dryer plasma cutter, paper clip and bubble gum CNC gas axe table, clothes iron tire notcher, steel wheel&ratchet strap tire chocks,....
 

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I made this tool a while back when I broke my 30 spline stub shaft. The shaft broke at an angle and ballooned the spindle. Since the spindle became oversized, the outer bearing wouldn't slip off. So it was kinda like the adjuster nut was still on the bearing, and the hub wouldn't come off. I thought of a lot of ways to remove it, but they all involved damaging other good parts. This idea came to mind and it worked like a champ.



As you can see, it is a center left over from modifying my Hummer rims. I welded in some 1/2-20 all thread between the lug holes. The rest you can see for yourself. The only thing missing from the pictures is a spacer that pushes on the end of the spindle



You just bolt it to the hub using 4 lug nuts. Put in a spacer, and the puller bar. Start screwing down the nuts and the hub came off very easily.

Here's what the axle looked like.

 

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those are some crazy tools some of you guys have there... keep em coming... i like em... makes me want to go out to the garge and fire up the welder just for the hell of it




wait... i always want to do that...
 

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Some seal installers , used to pull seals into Dana 30 & 44 axle tubes straight , without damage , leak free , the first try .









Note to self : take more pics , of other axle / diff / TC tools I've built
 

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i was dicking around with the cnc mill today and made this wrench. i am going to use it for the draw bar in the spindle on the mill. any old 13mm or 1/2" wrench would work but i needed to try out a cad program. it is made from 3/8" hrs (what i had laying around).

after the wrench came off the mill i bead blasted it, finished it with caswell's black oxide and then engraved it.



 

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i was dicking around with the cnc mill today and made this wrench. i am going to use it for the draw bar in the spindle on the mill. any old 13mm or 1/2" wrench would work but i needed to try out a cad program. it is made from 3/8" hrs (what i had laying around).

after the wrench came off the mill i bead blasted it, finished it with caswell's black oxide and then engraved it.



Sweet, but WTF??????????










shows pics of the making, not just the done shot, done not impressive:flipoff2:
making it & engraving it on same machine, IMPRESSIVE!
 

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Sweet, but WTF??????????










shows pics of the making, not just the done shot, done not impressive:flipoff2:
making it & engraving it on same machine, IMPRESSIVE!

i didn't have the camera with me when i made it.
 

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Heres my 1/5th size mini press.
I made it just for carrier bearings, but it works for other crap too.

And the vice to hold it!


 

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Shit, Sniper, I'd have sent you a handful of 13mm wrenches. There isn't a 13mm nut or bolt on any of my Toys.




..i'll trade you for some bling 12mm and 14mm wrenches! :laughing:
now i am thinking about getting a large piece of 4340 and making an entire, super custom wrench set:D
 
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