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Making/improvising Special Tools

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by timgr, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Feb 6, 2022
    Ol Fogie

    Ol Fogie 74 cj5 304, 1943 mb

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    That is basically what I did. I found that the metric tubing in the condenser was 10 mm. that is about 15 or 20 thousandths bigger than standard 3/8 tubing so the mm tubing only needed a little swaging to make a solder connection between the two. I found that brazing did not work too well because the mm tubing was a much thinner material, so I made long deep swedges of about 1 inch plus and soldered them. So far they have held up with the max pressure of 175 psi. I then used the new 3/8 tubing pigtails to adapt to my iron pipe manifolds via flair fittings.
     
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  2. Jul 29, 2022
    Buildflycrash

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    Made a tool.
    My sons Malibu needed an alternator. The belt tensioner needed a half inch drive ratchet but there was not enough room for a regular ratchet wrench. I chopped up a 1/2” tool I had but never used and made a very skinny driver.
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  3. Dec 16, 2022
    Jon B.

    Jon B. Retired three times; still working.

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    Sometimes you just need something simple…

    The shocks on my ‘53 Willys wagon are held on by a washer & cotter pin. But, the rubber bushing has to be squeezed in order to insert that cotter pin. So:

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    Install shock, add washer, then slip this in with the notches in line with the hole. Compress with a clamp or channel-lock, and insert pin. Voila!

    Jon
     
  4. Mar 13, 2023
    Jw60

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    Nutzert installation tool:
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    Serrated nut with threads drilled out, use a wrench to hold nut, stack of washers and bolt to tighten and compress the nutzert. Vola!
    After two or three done this way you will want to get the kit but sometimes you just don't have room.
     
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  5. Mar 21, 2023
    Buildflycrash

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    Came across this in my box today. Before I had a spindle nut socket I made one from a piece of muffler pipe.

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  6. Mar 21, 2023
    PeteL

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    And why not! :clap:
     
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  7. Oct 26, 2023
    Buildflycrash

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    PeteL

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  9. Oct 29, 2023
    wheelie

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    Man....a new trick.
     
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