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

  1. DamnYankeesKustoms
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
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    I tried uploading this earlier but it would not upload for some reason anyway,

    This is a wood stove my dad and I made out of some semi truck brake drums,some rebar, some stainless steel sheet,and some other scrapes, it works awsome for my little shop.
     

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  2. DamnYankeesKustoms
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    Here is a work bench(mind the mess) I made out of a headache rack from a flat bed semi trailer, shortened one side about a foot or so and the back about a foot and a half, best thing is I got for free
     

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  3. DamnYankeesKustoms
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    The work bench also has a trailer hitch style vise attachment so I can slide it out about two feet when I need to,and my bench grinder will slide rite inside the square tube the vise is mounted to, just another way to save some space
     
  4. DamnYankeesKustoms
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    my 42'' sheet metal brake I'm building..
     

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  5. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Here is the engine / tranny lifter bar. Easy to balance by changing pick up points. Again thick wall 2" RHS and 7/16" plate. Swivel bracket allows access to hard areas by moving engine crane. Centre bolt is HT and can be easily upgraded to heavier one if you want to use this with body lifter bracket.
     

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  6. 22george
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    from ohio

    home made sand bag using a truck inner tube , wood and leather slappers and stakes to put in a vise
     

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  7. terryr
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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    Here's a ball joint press. It can press them in or out, and also useful for other things with a variety of spacers.

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    The jack was throw out by a neighbor because it was totally rusted and empty. I put it in the electrolytic bath and it came out 100% clean. Some oil and it was good to go. Painted it red because jacks are supposed to be red I guess. I estimate 8 to 12 tons capacity.

    On this job I beat out the old ball joint with a hammer. The new one went in so easy I began to flare out the blue spacer. Much better than beating it in or using a ball joint C clamp.
     
  8. bjinatj
    Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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    Nice... I saw this over at metalmeet. Keep us up to date when you start that 36 chevy 2 door.




     
  9. bobj49f2
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
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    Here's a quick and easy tire bead breaker I made out of some 2X8s and cheap port-a-power unit. I made the wooden frame just slightly wider that the rim. Worked on some very crusty old tires.
     

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  10. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
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    Heres' my ford 3rd member installation tool. I wish i had a 3rd member to sit in it but i don't. How it works is that the post drops into a floor jack, the universal joints go around the upper part of the post while the 2 'legs' that stick out support the belly of the 3rd member. I just raise the 3rd member up on the floor jack until it is aligned with the rear housong and slide it onto the studs and unbolt the universal joints from the pinion and the rear is in place ready to tighten.
     

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  11. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
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    Awesome idea! Now the breaker I have can be turned into something else!:D
     
  12. mixedupamx
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
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    heres my new shop press. I built it several weeks ago when we were snowed in by 18 inches of the blowing white stuff. used a cheep 1 ton harbour "freight" cherry picker for the basis. I flipped the legs upside down giving me 2 mount holes on each leg, built the upper crossmember and lower press bed from some 4x6 I beam that I was able to requisition:rolleyes: from a local scrap pile. the rest was scrap angle iron I had cluttering up the garage. this was built to utilize my 10 ton porto power that had been doing nothing but collecting dust. it was mounted with a couple of old used muffler clamps, a piece of pipe welded to the upper I beam locates the ram and a couple conduit clamps mount the pump on top of the upper beam. I drilled a series of holes evenly spaced down the legs to give height adjustability and used 2 $3.00 H.F. round pry bars for the support pins. I tried to use the original bolts and pins everywhere to hold it all togther. the only extra fastners were the 4 bolts holding the upper beam to the legs. even with all that I can still pull off all the press gear and use the picker as a picker so its a double duty tool. I even made a small tray at the back to store the picker beam and ram plus the porto power box so its all self contained. the only cash I have into it are the rattle cans of orange paint, the conduit clamps and 2 pry bars. I already had the c.p. and all else. cant believe how much I use it already rather than beating everything to death with a BFH!
     

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  13. plym49
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    Friggin' ingenious.
     
  14. 1929CDAN
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
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    Here is a couple grinder stands I made using new disc I bought at a farm supply store. They are less than $10.00 dollars new. One of the stands is made using a closed drive tube and the other is a old drive shaft. When you use one of the tools you can put your foot on the disc to hold it in place, so they don`t need to be bolted down. They are easy to move and none of the dust or grinding gets under then.
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  15. encswsm
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
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    Nice tools.. I have a 10" piece of railroas track I use for an anvil..
     
  16. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Fixed it for you, now we don't have to turn our heads sideways :)
     

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  17. mixedupamx
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
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    thanks blue one, Im almost computer iliterate. I saw it as a personal victory just to figure out how to post the pic
     
  18. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
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    The 20 ton shop press in the back of the picture was made with scrap metal ( I have re-built it since bending the top frame in the picture )

    A few sch 80 PVC parts and a bolt made a pretty good hole dimpler

    The car rotisserie was made from some scrap I-beams, off of a job at Carlsbad caverns
     

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  19. encswsm
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  20. terryr
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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    from earth

  21. 123
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
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    123
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  22. 3kross
    Joined: Oct 10, 2008
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    Almost got my home made hossfeld bender done got a stand made and bolted to the floor and got it into a working machine and did a few practice bends to see how it works. Still got a little bit of welding to do on the swing arm the only way i could bend the 1/2 steel was to put it in the band saw and cut half way through then i could bend it on the work bench. Bent some 1/2 rebar and 3/16 steel strap and some 1/4 rod.
     

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  23. Motorbreath
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
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  24. bjinatj
    Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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  25. 123
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
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    LOL, yeah. Well at least he will have some spare speaker wire for the shop when he needs it. I wonder how many times he has been electrocuted by his own tools?
     
  26. Kbeitz
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
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    Is that a Woodstock or workshop lathe ???
     
  27. Kbeitz
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  28. Kbeitz
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  29. Kbeitz
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    You need a double through double pole toggle switch... And a on-off switch...
     
  30. Spazevedo14
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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