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Technical Tool question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by WTF really, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
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    WTF really

    Does anyone know what this is used for? Wooden handel the only marking I seen is stamped RIMAC Made In The USA 20200630_085512.jpg 20200630_085527.jpg 20200630_085534.jpg
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    We usually like to see a close up, in focus, photo of the business end of a tool, not the handle end :)
  3. kb cookout
    Joined: Dec 17, 2004
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    kb cookout

    Looks like a seat head rest removing tool

    later kb
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  4. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    I doubt you'll find it in the '63 manual. It's obviously older than that, with the wood handle. Check the '53 manual.
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  5. Is it S shaped? Need to also see a side shot.
  6. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
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  7. WTF really
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    WTF really

  8. WTF really
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    WTF really

    I believe it would be to weak for that.
  9. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    rusty valley

    its for pushing ink pens further down into the defroster slot on the dash until you cant see them. outa sight-outa mind
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  10. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,108


    Bent screw driver?
    Hog ring remover (everybody knows that!)
    No clue
  11. Flipping French fries one at a time!

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  12. Fancy dip stick handle?
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  13. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
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    Nose picker, for the ones that are really deep.

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  14. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    from Idaho

    On a lighter side, I submit it was a valve related tool at one time.
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  15. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Rimac made an assortment of automotive tools and that may be a handle for one or may be a special purpose tool to do one specific task. There is a 1974 catalog on Ebay but I think that probably predates that catalog by a number of years.
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  16. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
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    Although the hook at the end is missing it appears to be a tool for removing hemroids!
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
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  17. ol-nobull
    Joined: Oct 16, 2013
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    Hi. as it is a flat bar instead of square stock and if that bend is factory done it could be used somewhat as a body spoon used to push down in the area between outer quarter panel and inner wheel well to push out dents. Same for deck lids. Definitely looks like some kind of LEVER. Although most I have seen or made were wider and usually made from a spring leaf. That's my best guess. Jimmie
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  18. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
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    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    The handle is an ordinary handle used for files and what ever else that can be fit into it. Don't know what the shaft is used for.
  19. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    this sounds most likely. Here's another one, to compare

  20. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
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    Vintage Harbor Fright pry bar?
  21. The Shift Wizard
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    The Shift Wizard

  22. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18

    My dad's tool box, in our wrecking yard, was a joke, even though he was the business owner, his roll away and his top box were pure junk, with pure junk tools that he had bought at swap meets, since he really didn't have to work on customers cars, he would from time to time have to twist a wrench to get a part off of a wrecked car in the yard.

    No one ever asked to borrow anything from his tool box for a good reason !

    More often than not, when he would put tools back in a drawer that was already a mish mash of stuff that didn't fit, he made a tool very similar to the one pictured here, he would use it to stir the tools around with the drawer closed, to get the offending socket or what ever to lay flat so that he could get the drawer back open.

    It worked.

    It was a great source of laughter and entertainment for the rest of the employees to watch the " Magic (OKIE ENGINEERED) , drawer unclogging tool " at work. My Grandfather is the one in checkered pants and my dad is standing next to him with the discolored spot on his sleeve.

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  23. pops the rivets off denim shorts......
  24. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
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    Narrow "dolly" end edger or
    flat-bar w/end as lever-fulcrum.
    Supporting from backside
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
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  25. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    from Missouri

    Used to release the clip on a tool box drawer slides?
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