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

  1. crazy_tonguezz
    Joined: May 16, 2013
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    from glendale

    Another homebuilt cause im a cheap ass lol
    I use this when i need to keep a lift gate open.and remove the strut to access for drilling, Sectioning and welding.
    I basicly took an old striker and welded two studs on it. one straight out and one angled , so that i had options depending on how the latch was placed on a gate.
    Thel lower part is an old latch with a stud also welded onto it.
    The stud is so i can slide it into my adjustable rod.. Which happens to be an OLD camera stand, i just removed the legs and other fittings. i picked up the camera stand for 2 dollars at a yard sale .
     

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  2. rcnut223
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    from wisconsin

    Brake is all home made except the Knobs ,they are off a chief ez-liner
     
  3. Incra. Made in the USA. I have a few. Nice layout tools.
     
  4. ago
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    from pgh. pa.

    Crazy,
    Nice job on the tram.


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  5. crazy_tonguezz
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    Thank you ago.

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  6. olcarguy
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    Crazy..Is that 3/4" alum. sq. tube used for the trammel?

    Nice job too.
     
  7. crazy_tonguezz
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    from glendale

    Yes that is 3/4" aluminum square tube . The slides i can't remember, but the steel yard will know what you need. Also keep the slide no longer than 2". It will bind on the 3/4" stock. I actually filed the inside of the slide just so it sides smoothly.
    Amazon has the delta 79-056 right hand tape for 17 bucks.
    If you don't have access to an aluminum welder to make the slides. You can stop at a body shop and have them panel bonded. Trust me they won't come apart. Just drill all your holes first.

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  8. olcarguy
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    Thanks for the quick reply Crazy. I am lucky to have a wife that lets me buy tools that I can justify, therefore I have a Lincoln square wave tig machine. The little darling bought it for Christmas 2 yrs ago.
     
  9. ago
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    from pgh. pa.

    Old car guy, I really get a lot of use out of my TIG machine.


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  10. crazy_tonguezz
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    from glendale

    olcarguy i want to come hang out with you at your garage. ill make you a tram and you can just let me have fun with your tig.
    if you have a guy with a mill or if you have a mill . cutting the view holes for the slide with be a piece of cake, but a drill press is just as easy.
     
  11. olcarguy
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    I don't have a mill yet, it's on my wish list. I do have a 1950ish drill press that does a good job and a 1954 southbend lathe. the 4jaw chuck will turn the slides out real nice. Thanks for the pm.
    You can come and hang out and use the tig any time just pay for gas and beer. lol
     
  12. jamiee
    Joined: Oct 4, 2006
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    my louver press I built, sheet metal dollies on the corners
     

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  13. oldgoaly
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    Real Nice! Jamiee
     
  14. I built a louver press as well but only smaller and it was a square frame. The distance from the louver to the back is only 360mm. It had the same sort of handle as Jamiee has but I changed it to a hydraulic ram using a porta power to press the louver. I am now going to change it to a air over hydraulic ram using air with a foot control.

    I think I posted it up on here some time ago.

    Mtw fdu.
     
  15. Thanks for info Richard!

    Picked one of these up last night... it's Pinewood Derby season :D
     
  16. It's taken me a couple of weeks to work my way through this thread, but it was well worth the effort. Unfortunatly I have so many ideas for new tools that it will take me years to build them!

    Keep the ideas coming. Subscribed.
     
  17. No shit, I am too busy building tools to finish building my cars and bikes.
     
  18. willo_96
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    The finished item ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1390267913.038751.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1390267940.889015.jpg
     
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    from ma

  20. hattrick150
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    We needed something to haul around our heavy pressure washer so we come up with a gasser style wagon

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  21. ronzmtrwrx
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    If you work alone, you know how difficult it can be laying on your back, trying to keep exhaust tubing aligned and clocked just right while you tack it together. I made this simple but crude clamp out of an old pair of vice grips and a short section of 3" exhaust tubing. Bored a hole through the tubing and then split it into two pieces. Hose clamped both halves over another piece of 3" tube and welded it to the clamp. The holes serve as windows so you have four spots easy to access to tack up. Not pretty but works like a champ and didn't cost much.
     

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  22. Great idea, I could do with one of those.
     
  23. rodl
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    x2 Good thinking 99!
     
  24. crazy_tonguezz
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    from glendale

    sometimes the most crude is the most affective tool. i give your tool 2 thumbs up!
     
  25. olcarguy
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    Another good use for old vice grips. Add this one to my to do list.
     
  26. Lukydevl
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    from Arizona

    x 2....
     
  27. maniac
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    Man, I coulda used that a few times........NICE!!
     
  28. gatz
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    yep......nice idea for the task
     
  29. willo_96
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    You don't realise how many home made tools you have, that last one reminded me of another one. Different variant on the "pipe grips" these will grab and align 1" to 5" pipe/tube, very handy. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1391041159.826703.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1391041171.735644.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1391041184.155722.jpg
     
  30. Racebum
    Joined: Apr 2, 2013
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    from Illinois

    I mated my slide hammer to a vise grip. The photos should speak for themselves.
     

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