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Grill Welt Tool Loan Program

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by mickeykelley, Apr 7, 2024.

  1. Apr 7, 2024
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

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    Over on the 2a site, there was a grill welt tool loaner program that went dead a couple years ago with the disappearance of the tool. Any chance there is a tool loaner here? Hate to reinvent the work.
     
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  2. Apr 8, 2024
    Jeepenstein

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    curious what that looks like..
     
  3. Apr 8, 2024
    boopiejones

    boopiejones I can’t drive 55

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  4. Apr 8, 2024
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I made my own- drilled a couple of holes right next to each other in a chunk of 1/4" scrap, cut it half with a hacksaw & tack welded the result to a pair of vice grips.
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2024
    danielbuck

    danielbuck Uncle Buck

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    I ended up using small screws and nuts to hold mine in. Doesn't look factory, but it works. I really didn't have any luck with the welting tool pliers. Maybe the ones I have aren't sized correctly?
     
  6. Apr 8, 2024
    SoCalNickG

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    I have that tool and I have loaned it to members in the past. I will loan it out again for the price of the postage. I will warn you that the tool doesn't do a great job of really getting the rivets tight. I ended up using the tool the start the rivets and then finished up with regular vise grip to flatten the rivet more than the specialty tool can.
     
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    Jeepenstein

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    Mmm.. interesting widget..
     
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    Oldpappy

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    Pop-Rivets will work and nobody will notice the difference unless you are building a show Jeep.
     
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  9. Apr 8, 2024
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

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    I saw a YouTube video of a guy who made a tool using a vice grip. I may give that a shot with a cheap HF one.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2024
    supertrooper

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    I used pop rivits. If i painted them black you wouldn't even notice them
     
  11. Apr 9, 2024
    homersdog

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    x3 on the pop rivets. I bought the welting kit from Herm, it came with pop rivets. They work fine.
     
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