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

  1. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    I broke my ash tray and I like the occasional cigar in the garage. I hope this counts as garage equipment...it does at my garage.
    Take one left over Nova SS hubcap (it is 1965 so traditional). it has curb rash so don't fret
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    Remove center and sand blast the underside clean, then turn the acorn bit lose on the spokes to create rests for the cigars.
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    The bottom is not completely flat, it could scratch the Mrs. patio table and it rocks around a bit so I liberally applied some 3M double side tape...
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    And added one of the thousand or so coasters I have taken from bars and pubs over the years. Which fit the center perfectly. (this one had a V on it , I may pen in an 8 still)
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    Not exactly "Tech Week" worthy but a cool man cave ciagar tray. Nothing better than crap you make yourself.
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    Smoke 'em if got 'em.
     
  2. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    from oregon

    :rolleyes:

    By the way, 65 Malibu SS uses the same basic cap except the accent color is red instead of black. But you knew that!
     
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  3. Neat stuff thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Ran out of room on my air tool hanger; realized the old wall phone didn't need access anymore, so I added a top level. Chinese mystery metal nipples welded well of course.
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  5. whtbaron
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 541

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    from manitoba

    Oh, I like that. I'm totally going to steal that one...do you think it would be easier to unhook them if each outlet was on a loop that let you swing it forward? Or would it be better to be really solid?
     
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  6. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,716

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    from CO & WA

    My version of a traditional bead roller using part of a banjo diff as the stand and mostly junk from my stash to make the rest of it.
    It is almost finished...

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  7. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 709

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    ^^^ I like that. More detailed pictures or plans would be great.
    Andy
     
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  8. Here's the tool I build to remove the knock-offs from the Roadster. knock off tool.jpg
     
  9. rwrj
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
    Posts: 424

    rwrj
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    from SW Ga

    This is pretty simple compared to most of the stuff on here. Early model A wrist pins are held in by a c clip in the middle of the rod that rides in a groove in the middle of the pin. Here one is:
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    They tap out easy, but getting them back in is a trick. The clip compresses enough that the end of the pin just butts up against it, can't tap or press it past without breaking something. I made this little tapered slug. The big end is just a thousandth or so under the pin size, small end has a nice, rounded chamfer. Just get it started and let the pin push it through. Worked fine.

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  10. If you have room for all your air tools hanging downward; there is a formed angle with slots that the male coupler slides into that actually work better. My kid has one about four feet long on the wall behind his brake. This giz started with the four hanging down years ago, then I added the four vertical positions, and finally the new section last week or so.
     
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  11. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    from CO & WA

    I might do a short thread on the bead roller in the new year, when it is done.
    No plans, just made from what I had...
    Before I started constructing my homemade bead roller, I scanned several sites and looked at numerous pictures on the internet which eventually had my head spinning.
    I figured a bead roller could be a handy piece of equipment to assist with the making of patch panels and floor repairs etc.

    I made a check list of the features I thought might be useful which included, that it be;

    Powered
    On a stand
    Relatively easy to move
    Have a throat of at least 24 inches
    Have a side offset adjustment
    A quick release which holds existing settings
    Run 1 inch shafts which step down to 7/8" for dies
    An adjustable guide
    Made mostly from stuff that I have in my stash
    Run standard 2 inch dies
    Run keyways on all shafts, even if not used
     
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  12. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    I made this ugly but pretty functional brake. It inspired me to clean up the bench, and then the rest of the shop. Winning... 48372243_10218718239329748_7025310098062835712_n.jpg 48386074_10218725426229416_4239213230313963520_n.jpg
     
  13. dodgedifferent2
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    Home built slip roll 20181227_124143.jpg

    Home built drill vise using the screw from hospital bed (acme thread). The extra bar goes against the column since the vise is never bolted down. The gear drive does not give like the weak pulleys did. 20181227_124221.jpg
    .
     
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  14. dodgedifferent2
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    Tube and rod ring roller. Plan to hook up to hydraulic motor along with the slip roll. 20181227_124200.jpg


    Old propane tank used to fill with compressed air to haul air to a small tire or unplug drains. 20181227_124251.jpg

    Manual tire changer mounted into floor anchor.
    Used to break the bead with jack all jack. Then mounted and a tool (not pictured) is used to spin tire off or on.
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    Here is the tool for tire changer 20181227_173524.jpg

    Mounting end 20181227_173512.jpg

    Removal side.
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    Home built break
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  15. dodgedifferent2
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    Air blast tank used to blow heavy truck tires on to rims. Fill tank with compressed air 120psi. Cram into bead of tire and crack the tap to give a blast of air to pop tire on to bead. 20181227_124355.jpg

    Home built propane torch cart to roll across gravel and move to where needed around farm.
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    Tool benches. Built at home instead of the flimsy tin tool boxes.
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    Old oil tank made into fireplace to heat shop up. Garbage and wood used to heat shop
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    Built rollin chairs. Seats came from a mustang II
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    State of the art wall mount tools.
    Has been there since 1983. Metric one side. Imperial the other 20181227_124628.jpg
     
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  16. dodgedifferent2
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    Screenshot_20181227-134007_Chrome.jpg Bead roller started out as a princess auto model.
     
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  17. dodgedifferent2
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    Spare d2 tool steel made into english wheel anvils. Heat treated to 58 Rockwell. These should never wear out. 20181214_144314.jpg
     
  18. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    from CO & WA

    I have a piece of 1 inch plate that I use for a work surface from time to time.
    Due to space limitations I don't have it set up all the time and so need to move it.
    I used to use two pairs of big vice grips and a rod between them as a lifting point, but one day with too much time on my hands I decided to go fancy.
    I copied this from a PlateLiftClamp (3).jpg PlateLiftClamp (2).jpg PlateLiftClamp (1).jpg PlateLiftClamp (2).jpg PlateLiftClamp (3).jpg YouTube site and it works a treat.
     
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  19. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,450

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    I like what you've been doing there, Dodge.
     
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  20. Nostrebor
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    Mr. Dodge must have bought a drum of blue paint at an auction!;)
     
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  21. dodgedifferent2
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    Blue. It defines what was homebuilt in the home shop
     
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  22. RMR&C
    Joined: Dec 26, 2009
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    from NW Montana

    I built some heavy duty wheel dollies to move large vehicles around the shop. Just some scrap steel and some casters rated at 500 lbs each. Good excuse to use the old stick welder!

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  23. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    I like the stick welder for stuff like this too . makes it more fun. no need to waste argon.
     
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  24. bigheadbaxter
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
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    My planishing hammer. 1”-14 all-
    thread and a variety of dies from an air hammer. And big ball bearings welded to the 1”-14 nuts work well

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  25. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
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    from Indiana

    This provides the fuel for the shop wood stove, so I think it is kinda on topic. I built the splitter almost 40 years ago. Yesterday I finished up putting a lift arm on the splitter. Those big diameter logs are at least three times heavier than they were 40 years ago. Now I can split the big stuff by myself. Just roll 'em up on the lift arm and pull the lever. It uses a 2" x 8" stroke cylinder plumbed with 1/4" lines. It is powered by the splitter pump using two open center control valves. Not an original idea, but I am a good copier.

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  26. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    This is another simple one. Screwdriver to remove and tighten GM light switch nut.
    The blade is a wall section from a piece of 1" square tube. The handle is a genuine Snap-on!

    My Grandson was the hand model :D

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  27. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
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    I am always amazed as I scan through this thread, lots of creative genius! A few days ago I got the latest copy of Hemmings "Classic Cars" and they featured several pages of neat garages. Polished floors, benches you could eat off of, auto related decorations, most looked like museum displays. I wondered if anybody actually worked on their car in these "decorator" garages. I like what I see in this thread, your shops are messy because you are actually doing something, at least that's the excuse when I show people my messy shop:)
     
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  28. '51 Norm
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
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    from colorado

    I cleaned up my shop because I had a visitor coming by. It'll be messy again tomorrow.
     
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  29. whtbaron
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
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    from manitoba

    Blue is good... just check my avator. I needed a big Easy Out to remove a piece of broken 1" tubing, but my biggest one was 5/8" . I grabbed a chunk of good quality 7/8" square steel, the 4 1/2" grinder and the die grinder with a 2" disc and this is what I came up with. I probably should have ground it further up the shank and made a shallower gripping area to catch more steel. I debated between a fluted style and the threaded version, so it got one flute up the middle of each side.

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  30. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 747

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    Partially home made tool, I took a hospital bed and modified it to be able to work under cars, I lift it with 2 floor jack or the 2 post lift.
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    I tried to make one with a hydraulic jack but I just bent the frame... I added the front and rear legs for safety.
     
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