Part of all this comes from the attitude of I built my fort car and got fired from my printer repair job @ Billy Bob's Printer repair service. (no offense intended to a great soft/hardware engineer who is also as good a mechanic as I know on here ) I think that it is a sign that I should open a hot rod shop. I personally think that being a mechanic/fabricator is a combination of natural talent/aptitude and learned skill. There are things that you just seem to know unless you just are not cut out for the job. That said I have Gerry Rigged things on my own cars because being a mechanic sometimes is like being a plumber, your stuff is sometimes neglected. I would not do some of the things I have done to get by on my own vehicles to a customer car. I have by the way linked two clamps together because it was what I had to do to get me someplace to buy a proper sized clamp. And knowing this for a truth, "anything temporary is permanent," so even after I get that clamp it may not get installed right away.