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  1. BeepBeepRR

    BeepBeepRR Well-Known Member

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    Built a home made run stand/engine cradle. You can take the engine portion loose from the cart its riding on. Basically only have about 100 bucks in it and that was gauges and wiring and one piece of square stock steel. Snapper riding mower tank is a bit too small and runs out quickly.

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    • BeepBeepRR

      BeepBeepRR Well-Known Member

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      Here it is in action

       
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      • Dfr360cuda

        Dfr360cuda MAGA Again

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        Get a 90 degree welding magnet.
        Put it in a zip lock
        Lay it next to whatever you're drilling.
        Gathers all the shavings.

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        • ritroutt

          ritroutt Hemiman 68 barracuda

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        • Dusterdenovo

          Dusterdenovo Contentedly Old School

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          After having to pull my Fuel Sender for the 3rd time, I made a lock ring wrench. Makes that POS job a lot quicker and easier.

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          • Tooljunkie

            Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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            Made a plasma torch track. For making long straight cuts. Runs with my cordless drill.
            Made about 60 feet of cuts,worked great.
            Its mounted to the back edge of a workbench so its out of the way. Leftover steel from a project and a long piece of threaded rod 1/2”. 0C6CDB0B-CCF8-4617-B822-23120400AC36.jpeg
             
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            • Jim Lusk

              Jim Lusk Well-Known Member

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              Needed a transmission jack the other day, but couldn't really justify the purchase price of a new one plus I didn't feel like going anywhere (I had a transmission to get installed)...I wanted the overall height lower, but I was in a little bit of a hurry. I might cut it back apart and raise the casters... 20190731_150509.jpg
               
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              • Mysons68dart

                Mysons68dart Well-Known Member

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                Theres some great ideas here guys thanks for the thread fishy im also gona use your pumpkin jack idea !. Im sure this has been done before but didnt see all the posts, i made a 7260 yoke tool then decided to go with a 7290 so walla a dual tool, lol also made the pumpkin holder. 20190630_142047.jpg
                 
              • Rick@Laysons

                Rick@Laysons FABO Vendor FABO Vendor

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                I made a jig/fixture to lower or lift a rear end housing(with or without leaf springs) from a car that's up on a hoist. The jig slips into the end tube of a cherry picker and is secured in place with a bolt.

                This makes the procedure a "one-man operation"....and one hell of a lot safer than doing it the old-fashioned way.

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                • Tooljunkie

                  Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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                  I sure like that. The one i want to build will poke diff in from the side.
                   
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                  • MoparMike1974

                    MoparMike1974 Well-Known Member

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                    Here are a few tools I have made up for 727 and 904 trans rebuilding. Second pic is a fluid transfer tank I made this week. I ordered a cheap harbor freight AC vac pump to hook up to it. It also has an air fitting to pressurize it.

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                    • BLKNBLU340DSTR

                      BLKNBLU340DSTR 1971 Duster 340 FABO Gold Member

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                      Your cherry picker and 2 tie downs used as a 4 wheel dolly and a lift to install your fully assembled K-frame by yourself in less than 5 minutes

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                      • Uncle Bob

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                        That's a good idea, thanks.

                        I used my cherry picker with some straps to pull my truck bed to replace the brake lines. It took two people to manage it off and on because the thing didn't want to hang level. I just realized I've got a load leveler but didn't try that. Duh. Might have been a one man job if I'd used that.

                        I will take some photos later today with some of the tools I've cobbed together out of junk.
                         
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