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TECH-- Ten more homemade hot rod shop tools.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, May 27, 2007.

  1. axeman39
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 423

    from Saco Maine

    Ok heres my home made electric metal brake this was built by my brother so he could build a bush plane, when he was done with the plane he gave me the brake!
    It has a foot pedal to operate it and it will bend just about anything. the last picture is a milk crate full of different dies for it
  2. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    I like that press, and the rest.

    What was , can be something new again. Totally Cool Tools. Made in the USA
  3. Dahlhjelm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 102


    My motor runs at 2800rpm and its no problems to either polish or sanding. I used a grinder but it lasted for few secs. The disc got blown up so i did it manualy instead. There is no problem doing it with your hand aslong as you have it in the right direction and using gloves.
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 4,407

    Alliance Vendor
    from AUSTIN,TX

    just made one of these. it's rad.

  5. MercMan1951
    Joined: Feb 24, 2003
    Posts: 2,654


    Old thread, but a great one...
    I made something tonight I thought some might have a use for-

    I have several old tire irons laying around I use surprisingly often. Tonight I needed a thin wedge I could hammer on to get an exhaust manifold off, and came up with this idea which can serve many uses...including bodywork in hard to reach places. You can beat on the one end to from creases, use the dolly end to get behind panels and hammer away, or you can use it like I needed as a wedge. The dolly was a el-cheapo I never used.

    I cleaned everything up, welded the tire iron to the bottom of the dolly, then welded a washer to the dolly and the tire iron for even more strength.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  6. Mathius
    Joined: Jun 7, 2011
    Posts: 34


    Wouldn't stay rigid enough, particularly once you start to get heat into the tube. You'd still have alignment issues, defeating the purpose.

  7. Inland empire hot rods
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 870

    Inland empire hot rods
    from so cal

  8. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,012

    Slick Willy

    Five year old tech thread!:rolleyes: But still a good one!:D Thanks Kiwi Kev!
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,761


    Some great ideas that don't cost an arm and a leg to make.

    My late son built me a pair of the flanging pliers in the machinist class he was enrolled in at Perry Tech across the street from where I work about 22 years ago and they are probably my most prized tool. I can't remember what magazine the how to was in now.

    I'll have to build one of those tube holders out of the pliers and angle as I am always needing that.

    Good stuff.
  10. henry's57bbwagon
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
    Posts: 677


    Here are some tools I made up
    pinion depth checker

    press, made some different attachments for bending steel, bearing install +++

    for machining on the end of a shaft etc

  11. ScottyVenture
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 103


    Tagged for when I get my rod.
  12. 270dodge
    Joined: Feb 11, 2012
    Posts: 742

    from Ohio

    For those who have a lift and a engine hoist, here is a transmission jack that I made years ago. I used EMT for the parallel bar with steel plugs in the ends. It works great.

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