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Discussion in 'Tools and Garage' started by BrooklynBay, September 18, 2007.

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    1. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      The plasma gets to around 30,000 degrees F but it is so focused you cant feel it and it doesnt warp or discolor it.

      That wrench you are talking about was from a rapid prototyper - 3d printer. Cool stuff!
       
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      Nice, now I know who to call when I have to change the pump. :)

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      Got tired of using those buckets to stand to lean over fender. Had various size tubing laying around so I thought I'd put them to good use, plus a little safer.
       
    5. MONMIX

      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Like pretty much every one I have the assorted cut and bent wrenches.

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    6. MONMIX

      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Extra deep sockets.
      8mm for Acura drip rail moldings
      10mm for Lexus drip rail moldings
      and 11mm for Ford (?) rear bumper cover.

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    7. MONMIX

      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I also have several wooden dowels for cutting body lines.
       

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      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I have these hard chisels with the points ground down flat to aid in my metal work.
       

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    9. MONMIX

      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      a modified socket for the drain plug on radiators.
       

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    10. MONMIX

      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      This is super handy for belt molding removal. Especially Toyota and Honda.
       

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      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      The orange one on the left is for Lexus windshield squinter removal.

      The one on the right 90's Audi wagons had this hokey puck looking thing that went under the rear cover and held the center of it up.
      It was spring wound. You would twist it all the way down and stick the zip tie into a slot on the spring loaded hokey puck looking thing. Snap it onto the rear bumper and drape the string behind the bumper beam. Then slide the cover in place and attach appropriately. Then grab the string and yank. The zip tie would come out and the spring loaded hokey puck thing would spin up into place.
       

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    12. MONMIX

      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Mercedes Benz mirrors actually unscrew from the out side.
      You need to remove the glass and then pop off the housing to get to the screws.

      This tool here gets to the clip behind the mirror glass to release it.
      Very handy indeed.
       

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      BigRondo USMC 1371 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Monmix, you are very creative. Nice work!! :biggthump
       
    14. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      The motor in my shop vac burned out. I was going to throw it out, then I had an idea. The base is still good, and it has wheels. Now my old shop vac is the shop trash can.
       

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      I recently made a impact tool for my stock Ford Jack. Using a socket and a piece of coal finish round solid bar. Just found a solid rod and cut and shaped the end to fit in the Jack and welded it into a socket. Now I just get the impact out and Jack up my truck. Works pretty good.
       
    16. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Could you post a picture of it?
       
    17. Brian1

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      Made a new version of my previous Plane of Bend Bracket for bending and notching tube. It lets you use a digital level or degree finder to measure the rotation between bends and notches.
       

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      Here's my 2$ Kydex press made with scrap wood, a clearance 2x4 and a scissor jack from a junked car.
      It just needs some foam and it'll be done.

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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      I had to do a search to learn what Kydex is :D

      Nice job on the press:chug:
       
    20. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Made a parts tumbler out of a $3 Home Depot Bucket and a $25 Harbor Freight drill. The big wheel is from an A/C unit I scrapped. I take my small plasma cut parts right off my CNC table and throw them in there and then turn it on for an hour or 2. The parts come out slag free and with a nice sand blasted like finish.
       

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