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Old 11-24-2009, 04:13 PM
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in Mexico it can be a bit tough to find good tools, at least the specialized ones. as a mechanic-bodyman I found myself needing very weird hammers the stores just don't carry. the old parts pile gave up old worn ball joints. cut away the cup part and you have a ball on a bolt. cut 2 of them to length , weld them up and a peice of old half inch tubing makes a handle. good hard steel too!. sorry no photos but something this simple shouldn't need one. give it a try if you find a "new" problem hard to solve with a commercial hammer.

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You could also use intake/exhaust valves the same way. Crowned or flat would work well, tuliped could be re-forged over bar stock to any radius you wish for wheel opening flanges.
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