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MARTINSR 08-22-2012 10:47 PM

A couple of cool vintage tools.
 
One of my co-workers has been in this business for years having grown up in it with his dad and uncle both having shops. His dad gave him some tools recently and they are pretty cool, and brand new. (NOS)

Brian

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/100_7570.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/100_7569.jpg

tech69 08-22-2012 11:53 PM

a mini friction jack with extensions? OMG, that's so awesome! I would pay a lot of money for that. That looks very useful. Think he wants to sell the jack?

milo 08-23-2012 04:02 AM

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your making me feel old...
there was a add on for that by Stek tools I think that really gets used a lot to this day.. vintage:sweat:
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/atta...p;d=1345716137

deadbodyman 08-23-2012 06:45 AM

We used to call it a monkey on a stick,dont ask why, but its pretty darn handy.
They are most handy for opening up fender to hood gaps.especially when using repop fenders and light collision tweeking....

timothale 08-23-2012 06:52 AM

VW bug
 
I have A VW Bug jack, they work similar and you can use pipe for the shaft, but you have to make the various attachments.

timothale 08-23-2012 07:01 AM

lead paddles
 
I took a street rod class at UVU, one of the retired instructors is in his 80's , comes in to demonstrate lead work, His paddles were well worn (burned on the edges) . I had some 2 inch hard maple left over from a custom stairway my son had built for a customer, The instructor traced how he wanted the new paddles, then I cut them on the band saw then finished them on a 6 x 48 inch belt sander, He used bees was to lube his.

MARTINSR 08-23-2012 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by milo (Post 1585285)
your making me feel old...
there was a add on for that by Stek tools I think that really gets used a lot to this day.. vintage:sweat:
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/atta...p;d=1345716137

That piece you're holding comes with the new friction jack, I have a couple of them.

Brian

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/mp/MP/1...45_300X300.jpg

MARTINSR 08-23-2012 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tech69 (Post 1585268)
a mini friction jack with extensions? OMG, that's so awesome! I would pay a lot of money for that. That looks very useful. Think he wants to sell the jack?

They are still available! HOLY CRAP, check it out Henry!

11 Piece Body Mate Friction Jack Set Push & Pull | eBay

Brian

MARTINSR 08-23-2012 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadbodyman (Post 1585308)
We used to call it a monkey on a stick,dont ask why, but its pretty darn handy.
They are most handy for opening up fender to hood gaps.especially when using repop fenders and light collision tweeking....

Oh my God yes, if you are doing just about any kind of work you can use them. I used mine when remodeling my bathroom! They are VERY handy.

I use it all the time for aligning suspension, moving sub frames or control arms to get proper caster or camber, they are VERY valuable tools.

Brian

YAMATHUMP 08-23-2012 03:36 PM

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I worked for a few years at a shop with one of these. VERY handy, sure has been a long time! LOL Laquer primer was still the hot ticket!!

tech69 08-24-2012 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadbodyman (Post 1585308)
We used to call it a monkey on a stick,dont ask why, but its pretty darn handy.
They are most handy for opening up fender to hood gaps.especially when using repop fenders and light collision tweeking....

yep, I often find myself bolting up header panels on first gen Camaros to stretch it out in the front to even the gap with the rear.

It's a must to line up certain suv fenders where they have the wheelhouse welded in already. Escalades/ durango/ etc..:nono:

tech69 08-24-2012 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadbodyman (Post 1585308)
We used to call it a monkey on a stick,dont ask why, but its pretty darn handy.
They are most handy for opening up fender to hood gaps.especially when using repop fenders and light collision tweeking....

I actually said that before and a guy got offended. "Ok, it's a friction jack."

tech69 08-24-2012 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MARTINSR (Post 1585344)
They are still available! HOLY CRAP, check it out Henry!

11 Piece Body Mate Friction Jack Set Push & Pull | eBay

Brian

So many times where I need something small like that to spread stuff out. Love the foot pads it comes with. Man, the guru at our shop would love that.

So much you can do with a porto power, friction jack, and come-along...a nice strong pole out front doesn't hurt either. :)

deadbodyman 08-24-2012 06:14 AM

Porta powers are so dang heavy though and such a PITA to set up for a quick little tweeking job plus they leak oil on everything ,I only use them on the heavier stuff...The ( "friction jack" LOL) really is perfect for the smaller stuff.
walk into the shop with one of these and let the guru use it one time and he'll love it.....

MARTINSR 08-24-2012 07:53 AM

I went to work at a shop with one of those Yoda bodymen and he showed me so much! I was mis-using tools or just not using them at all and this guy educated me. I have worked with a couple of guys like that, problem is they both had other issues that made it hard to work for them. One of them had BIG issues, very odd stuff. But damn he was BRILLIANT.

Brian


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