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Hot Rods No-Brainer Shin Saver

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nmpontiac, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Working on the 30 Plymouth resto, I walk around the front of this chassis probably 50 times a day - so I sawed a couple 5" pieces of "pool noodle" off and shoved them on the spindles. Only had to hit the spindle once to figure this out......................... DSCN1512.JPG
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  2. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,710

    from Clovis Ca

  3. Doubt very much it will float.
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  4. Leakie
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 249


    Probably not, but it will be easier to spot at the bottom of the pool.

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  5. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,146

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    that would also work good for, fender supports, running board brackets, bumper braces and all the other shin banging, pants ripping pieces that hang off old cars.
    good idea
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  6. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 2,157


    You are a quick learner. I must've banged my shins on my '37 Chevy bumper irons 39 times before I took them off. But, I don't have a pool:(
  7. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,798

    Atwater Mike

    I only had to run into the rear frame horn of my '28 Chevy rail once.
    It earned a thick wrap of blue medical towels and some duct tape. (Quack quack!)
  8. 33sporttruck
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
    Posts: 532


    Great Idea !!! I bought foam pipe insulator at Lowe's a few months ago and stuck a piece on each of the running board brackets on my 36 Chevy. At my age I don't heal as quick as I once did....................... Jeff
  9. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 5,933

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Put that same foam on the edge of the ceiling light hoods so if i have the car up on the lift some opening the car door catches the foam..
  10. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,505


    after cutting and scraping my shins I started putting the foam pipe insulation on bumper irons a few years back.--Saves some cuts and bruises.
  11. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    rollcage padding or pipe insulation works real good have it on my jack handles too . but it doesn't work on trailer hitches ( so I remove it as in Illinois there is a little known law that can get you a $75 fine for not removing it if its not being used )
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  12. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,318


    Great idea..gonna get some for my floor jack handles when they are back in season, in the mean time I'll just have to watch where I'm walkin. Hope that the bright colors help me see them.
  13. Katuna
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,809

    from Clovis,Ca.

    Yup, running board brackets. I have to credit my wife on that one. She grabbed one out of the back yard, brought it in the garage and chopped it in four pieces. No more f-bombs for the little neighbor kids ☹️.

    Running board brackets- the Original Immovable Object.
  14. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,437

    Jalopy Joker

    I just wrap bubble wrap around my legs
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  15. 283john
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
    Posts: 764


    That's using your noodle!
  16. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 5,933

    seb fontana
    from ct

    I tried that weed wacking in shorts...o_O
  17. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    sometimes I worry about you
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  18. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,459


    Great inexpensive idea....
  19. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,107

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Good idea, only takes wrapping 2 shins and the whole shop is safe. VS 2 spindles, 2 running board mounts 4 bumper brackets...
    I like the economical approaches
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  20. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    anybody up for a mass purchase oh hockey shin guards???? as for the bubble wrap thing I should do that to my wife her middle name is clumsy..
  21. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,301

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    This tip is not about your shins but will help you maintain your pleasant demeanor!
    A long ago pal that restored various types of cars told me to cut off a one or two inch piece of
    rubber hose and slide it over the end of my ratchet wrenches; leaving a tiny bit of hose extending
    beyond the end of the ratchet handle... Bingo! No more chipping new (or old!) paint while tightening up
    stuff. It does work and has saved my sweet demeanor many a time!
    Happy New Year!
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  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,639


    I mounted a pair of my dad's old cb antennas on the back of my sailboat trailer and slip pool noodles over them to make the back corners of the trailer easier to spot when going down the road or backing into tight spots.

    I sure like the idea of using them as shin savers on projecting objects on the project rod though. Beats the hell out of explaining the new injury to my wife after she does the "what the hell did you do now?" thing.
  23. I got enough things that LOVE shins around the shop. Maybe soccer or hockey shin guards are the answer.
  24. Tech week winner right there jack!!!

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  25. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 676

    from boron,ca

    i got a 2 car garage with a lathe, mill, 3 welders, 2 band saws, 2 vw engines on stands, a fiberglass matt rack, 4ft by 10ft rotating frame jig, a fed, 4ft brake, 4ft roll, rolling tool box, valve grinder, 2 tubing benders, cheery picker, 10-10 coats tire machine, floor mounted drill press, 3ft by 7ft bench and another vw engine on the floor.. my shins look like 30 miles of bad road. it's nice to see other people have the same problem. my wives favorite saying is "your going to kill yourself". i have to show her this thread and that i am not the only one with this problem. my problem with putting stuff on things is, i wouldn't be able to even get in the garage. if i could get in, it would feel like a padded cell in an institution.

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