Show us your home made tools

Discussion in 'Shop, Garage and Tools' started by fishy68, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. chuckwagon2004

    chuckwagon2004 71 dartswinger

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    Would love to see some pics of these other metal working tools :D
    :read2: This thread is a WINNER LOL wished I was at home I could scrounge up a couple of homemade junk
     
  2. evil 340

    evil 340 Well-Known Member

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    i miss this thread.. a lot of good info on here so i figured i d bring it back to life. anybody else got homemade stuff they d like to share??
     
  3. mopar head

    mopar head Well-Known Member

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    Initially built to install/remove, a large welding machine on my rig/truck. It has proven to be very usefull for solo engine pulls/installs, and such:thumblef:
     

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    evil 340 Well-Known Member

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    awesome.
     
  5. HemiMark

    HemiMark Well-Known Member

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    thats the ticket! :notworth:
     
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    mopardrt Well-Known Member

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x22yNaLdiGA"]YouTube - Scrubs - Knife Wrench![/ame]
     
  7. evil 340

    evil 340 Well-Known Member

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    i was gonna post this a long time ago and forgot.
    homemade contour guage for doin bodywork and making hood scoops and stuff. works good.
     

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    duster340 street racer

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    some very good stuff on this topic!
    will try to take a few pics someday to add to this thread, have a fairly big socket/wrenchthingy at work that is used almost everyday that i made from scrap basicly just until i would get a real tool but after using it for a long time i have kind of stoped careing about getting the right tool
     
  9. HemiDenny

    HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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    Don't throw those old bodies away!

    Some handy mock-ups (cut from doner Dusters).

    These are excellent when building headers, mounts, custom K-members
    and front subframes, pedals and clutch linkage, hanging and working on
    fenders; you name it.

    They are on dolly wheels and can even be stood on end when not in use.


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  10. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze Well-Known Member

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    Here's one, will post others as soon as I locate em and take pic's.

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  11. Old Man Mopar

    Old Man Mopar Righteous Dude

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    Nice HD tubing bender
     
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    dilley340 Well-Known Member

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    Thirty bucks, Harbor Freight and a few beers, netted me a set of homemade front end casters.

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    Notice that the slip tube is rather long just in case I needed to raise the car up. I didn't need to, but it didn't hurt anything either.

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  13. fishy68

    fishy68 Tyr Fryr's Inc. FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks for the additions guys.
     
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    evil 340 Well-Known Member

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    purplehaze- i wanna know more about that tubing bender. can you build exhaust with that? what s the largest diameter you can bend with that? any pics of the bends? looks cool.
     
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    http://gottrikes.com/Tube_Bender.htm

    I'd like to see the plans for one of those. Something that I'd like to build for sure.
     
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    That is one of the neatest homemade tools. Very well done Jomoper!
     
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    duster340 street racer

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    i doubt it would be very usefull for exhaust work, that type of bender works great for thickwall tubing compared to its diameter and using big radiuses compared to tubing diameter,there is a limit to what the tubing will be able to withstand without a wiperdie and a mandrel controling the tubeflow onto the radius :thumblef:

    here is a handy chart http://www.omni-x.cz/en/c/mandrel-a...mandrel-and-wiper-die-selection-chart-for.htm
     
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    Those ones you pay for. I found plans for the pro tools bender on thier sight. Free.

    It's 1.6 mb adobe acrobat so if anyone would like the file just p.m me with your email. Or just download it at protools.

    http://www.pro-tools.com/pdf/hmp-200-new.pdf
     
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    clhyer Well-Known Member

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    Jomoper - why was the hole in the cap drilled off center?
    Thanks,
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  20. cudamike13

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    Here is the bushing removal/install tool a friend made for me.
    I showed him a picture of the tool in the 1967 Plymouth service manual.
    It cost me a bottle of Scotch wiskey!
     

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    TurdFerguson Banned

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    So it would fit onto the control arm, otherwise it would hit that lip and not sit flush.

    Thats what I gather from the pic where the pipe is right against the control arm lip.
     
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    I made one of these today and man does it work well.

    I used a long bolt instead of all thread.
     
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    spline cutter to shorten axle shafts.

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  24. 64X2

    64X2 Mohel at your service.

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    Don't have pictures, but I convertered a 1 gallon insect sprayer in to a power bleeder for brakes. You fill it with brake fluid, make a adapter that fits the master cylinder, pump the handle to about 10 psi. I mount a pressure gauge on mine and found that 10 psi seems to work the best. The fluid in the tank is drawn into the master cylinder then through the lines and viola pressure bleeding the brakes. I use this system when I replaced all the lines, wheel cyl and master cyl on my Valiant. I also have used it on other cars and it always works flawlessly....
     
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    Here's some tools I've made over the years
     

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