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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. RMR&C
    Joined: Dec 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    RMR&C
    Member
    from NW Montana

    Yes, just a round piece of stainless 18 gauge with a hole in the center. I'm using an old grinding disc for a backer,
     
  2. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 742

    chiro
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    This is a rivet nut.
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    It is essentially a pop rivet that is threaded inside 1/4-20. It is used to place a nut into thin material that you can't get at from behind, among other uses. Very handy item. This particular rivet nut requires a 3/8" hole to mount it. However, rivet nut setting tools are VERY expensive. So I modified an extra pop rivet tool I had laying around to put a long 1/4-20 bolt through the business end and made a cheap and effective rivet nut setting tool. Below see tool and how I used it to repair the A-pillar on my "A" where the visor mounts. The original flange nuts (or whatever you call them) that were spot welded inside the A-pillar were no longer there. Now, we have a new attachment point for the visor. I also used rivet nuts for the sub frame rails to attach floor boards to where the original D-nuts were rotted, frozen or missing.

    Enjoy,
    Andy
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  3. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,604

    WZ JUNK
    Member
    from Neosho, MO

    Made my own shrinking disc. Worked okay but I bought a real one and it worked a little better. I hit the local flea markets and bought a bunch of pot lids. Them I drilled one that seemed about right. It worked well enough that I ordered one and finished the job. lidoptions10.jpg winnerpotlid10.jpg
     
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  4. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 1,908

    David Gersic
    Member
    from DeKalb, IL

    A friend moved out of town and gifted me a couple of microphone stands.

    I work mostly alone, so I’m often looking for ways to extend what I can see or do. Being able to see something that is otherwise out of sight is helpful. I found a cheap cel phone holder on the sale rack at Menards, and adapted it to the mic stand.

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    This opens up two options. First, record video and look at later. Recently used that to diagnose a non starting problem on my DD. I put a spark tester in line with plug #1, but couldn’t see it while turning the key to crank the engine. The video showed what I needed to see - only randomly firing spark. New coil, truck starts fine again.

    The other is remote view, using the phone with Face Time to my iPad. Useful for things like one man brake bleeding. I have a check valve bleeder, but it helps to be able to see the fluid coming out, which is hard to do while in the car pumping the brake pedal.

    Here’s another attachment. I need more welding practice, and had some scrap and an idea. I don’t have somebody I can hand a flashlight to and say “hold this, point it there”. So:

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    A piece of 1/8” x 1/2” left over from something else as the base. A chunk of thicker steel bar I found in the street one day was cut, drilled, and ground slightly thinner to fit the mic stand, then welded to the base. I threaded a couple pieces of 1/4” rod, then drilled the base and welded them in. Some “beer seal” foam, a couple pieces of Velcro, and acorn nuts complete it.

    Still need more welding practice, but I’m getting better.



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  5. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,212

    bobbytnm
    Member

    ^^^great ideas!!

    Did you fabricate that base for your porta-band? I've been tossing around putting one of those together as right now I have mine bolted to the side of a table....lol
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  6. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 1,908

    David Gersic
    Member
    from DeKalb, IL

    Yes, I built that last year. First project after getting the welder. Works really well. Got a cheap PortaBand from Craigslist, rebuilt it, got a new band, then used it to cut the tubing for the stand.



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  7. I'll be watching for some microphone stands now
    Thanks
     
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  8. I really hate to shoot all this nonsense down, but has anyone here ever heard of a circuit breaker. If you plug that into 120V it'll pop the breaker in a split second. Melted plug and burned hand, my ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. wrench3047
    Joined: Nov 23, 2010
    Posts: 10

    wrench3047
    Member

    Sounds like some was wired wrong
     
  10. Alaniso
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 1

    Alaniso

    [QUOTE = "RED-EYE-KUSTOMS, post: 9535465, member: 167356"] ¡Odio las herramientas de préstamo! Tuve el selector de cerezas de mi padre en el garaje durante varios meses y decidí armar el mío. Solo necesito agregar un corsé en la parte posterior y luego puedo ver si realmente levantará y mantendrá algo.

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    La parte que más tiempo consumía estaba esperando que OSHA me diera las capacidades de peso .......

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    amigo necesito las medidas y los materiales para hacer los mismo. gracias hermano
     
  11. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,156

    dirty old man
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    WTF????????????????
     
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  12. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 320

    Jiminy
    Member

    Google translate came up with this:

    I hate the loan tools! I had my father's cherry picker in the garage for several months and decided to put mine together. I just need to add a corset on the back and then I can see if it will really lift and hold something.

    The part that consumes the most time was waiting for OSHA to give me the weight capacities .......

    friend I need the measures and the materials to do the same. thanks brother
     
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  13. My friend, probably 99% of HAMB users speak and read only English. Please translate.
     
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  14. Jethro
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,401

    Jethro
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    I like the back brace on that cherry picker.....and the "your mom" burn
     
  15. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,405

    clem
    Member

    At least that’s in English.
    Rest seems self explanatory.
     
  16. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,657

    The 39 guy
    Member

    Here you go DOM all in one neat little package. No I do not speak the language, I just inserted Jiminy's translation.

    [QUOTE = "RED-EYE-KUSTOMS, post: 9535465, member: 167356"] ¡
    I hate the loan tools! I had my father's cherry picker in the garage for several months and decided to put mine together. I just need to add a corset on the back and then I can see if it will really lift and hold something.
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    The part that consumes the most time was waiting for OSHA to give me the weight capacities .......


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    friend I need the measures and the materials to do the same. thanks brother
     
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  17. Morrisman
    Joined: Dec 9, 2003
    Posts: 1,600

    Morrisman
    Member
    from England

    Built myself a small sheet metal bender, out of odds and ends laying around the shop. Bends 16 gauge steel okay, radius is a bit big but that is caused by the raw and round edge on the angle bar top clamp, needs cleaning up to give a sharper corner I think.

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  18. '51 Norm
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 655

    '51 Norm
    Member
    from colorado

    Is that held up with a vise on either end? That sure beats trying to hold the bender to the benchtop with a pair of "C" clamps like I have been!
     
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  19. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,730

    fiftyv8
    Member
    from CO & WA

    Great folder Morrisman, well looks like you are back and project ready.
     
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  20. Joe H
    Joined: Feb 10, 2008
    Posts: 755

    Joe H
    Member

    Morris man, a neat trick is to place old valve springs around the threaded rods at each end. When you back off the hold down nuts, the valve springs lift the top plate so you can get the metal back out with killing your back trying to lift it one handed.
     
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  21. Morrisman
    Joined: Dec 9, 2003
    Posts: 1,600

    Morrisman
    Member
    from England

    Yes, I toyed with ideas how to fasten to the bench, make a stand etc, then this idea popped into my head. It is welded to a length of spare 1 x 2 tube. :cool:

    There are indeed some small springs in there, but a bit short, so packed up with washers. It does make it easier to use.
     
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  22. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,991

    bct
    Member

    Jack shafted my bandsaw for some smooth metal cutting action
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    Blade speed is at about 260 feet per minute. The smallest blade I could get for a 93.5 saw is 1/2" so the radius is fairly large but it cuts fast
     
  23. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 826

    1pickup
    Member

    Got tired of chasing my transmission case around the bench top while trying to rebuild it, & scratching the fresh paint. Some scrap wood & a few sheet rock screws got me this for $0:
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    When I'm done, I can burn the wood & reuse the screws.
     
  24. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 795

    RidgeRunner
    Member
    from Western MA

    Neat!

    Uprights look OK to burn but base looks like it might be pressure treated. If so be careful, it will give off nastys. I didn't use to care but keeping my health seems to take on more importance as my spot moves on down the yardstick of life.

    Drill a hole and hang it from the rafters or on the wall? Been my experience that whenever I do that it's cheap insurance against having to do the same work again...

    Ed
     
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  25. So very true!
     
  26. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,657

    The 39 guy
    Member

    Nice stand 1pickup! I did a similar stand a few years ago but made mine out of scrap steel I had laying around the shop. The last time I used it I did not use the handle piece. I have also used it on my 49 Mercury OD trans with good success.
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  27. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,653

    G V Gordon
    Member
    from Enid OK

    Was asked to share this over here. Needed something to help support a 90 degree butt joint. Came up with this. 20180918_073212.jpeg 20180918_073242.jpeg 20180918_073253.jpeg 20180918_073318.jpeg 20180918_073436.jpeg

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  28. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,237

    atch
    Member

    That vise, while it has many years of good life left in it, has been rode hard and put away wet MANY times in its past.

    Oh, yeah, good job on temporary support of the 90* butt weld.
     
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  29. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 9,441

    saltflats
    Member
    from Missouri

    Mike I was thinking the same thing.
    That kind of vise treatment would never stand in the Bugatti plant. :D
     
  30. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,237

    atch
    Member

    Yep; Ettore set a high standard which is still being adhered to. Maybe in my next life I'll be able to afford one. Certainly ain't gonna happen in this one.

    So; back to home made tools, of which Bugatti probably has many. Their "home made" tools probably involve hundreds of hours of precision machining though.
     

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