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03-05-2013 08:01 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Hmmm,sounds interesting ?????
That friend of mine who worked in the mortuary, I will never forget him showing me that table, this was one of the very oldest buildings in the town and the equipment they had was original. That table was enameled cast iron! Above the table was sky light up in a tunnel with bars going across the opening to hand the bottles of embalming fluid for a gravity feed in the years before pumps.

I imagine the next time I "see" one of those I will be laying on it.

Brian
03-05-2013 07:56 AM
MARTINSR That's a good one for painting a door, put some spacers on long bolts so you can paint behind the bracket.

Brian
03-05-2013 07:41 AM
DanielC This is a way to handle doors.


Get a piece of pipe that fits your engine stand. Weld a plate to it, with holes that fit a plate that bolts to the door.

This is the plate that bolts to the door, and the engine stand adapter. you flip the plate over for right, and left doors.
03-05-2013 06:19 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 2old2fast View Post
For working on transmission's [tear down] my friend & I picked up a stainless table from a mortuary , has sides on the top about 2" high & the table top slopes to the center & has drain hole w/ a catch pan underneath. Paid $ 20 for it cause it was "tarnished" . Also has heavy duty locking casters !

I can only guess what it was used for !

dave

Hmmm,sounds interesting ?????
02-22-2013 07:03 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 2old2fast View Post
For working on transmission's [tear down] my friend & I picked up a stainless table from a mortuary , has sides on the top about 2" high & the table top slopes to the center & has drain hole w/ a catch pan underneath. Paid $ 20 for it cause it was "tarnished" . Also has heavy duty locking casters !

I can only guess what it was used for !

dave
LOL I assume you are still using it as designed except there are now dead trannys on it.

John L
02-22-2013 05:57 PM
2old2fast For working on transmission's [tear down] my friend & I picked up a stainless table from a mortuary , has sides on the top about 2" high & the table top slopes to the center & has drain hole w/ a catch pan underneath. Paid $ 20 for it cause it was "tarnished" . Also has heavy duty locking casters !

I can only guess what it was used for !

dave
02-22-2013 04:57 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 41 kustom View Post
I made my own. Go to the hardware store, get some 3/4 metal conduit, borrow a bender for electrical conduit, and bend your own. Drill and bolt them together, get some eye hooks for chains (you can make the chains adjustable for different widths). Get some pipe insulation to wrap on the top and your done. Some of the prices given seem cheap to me. Another plus is you built them yourself, good fun.
You said the prices sounded cheap to you. HF has the 200 lb stand on sale for 18.95 and here is a link to the 500 lb model for 24.95. I just can't justify the aggravation and time to make one when they are this cheap.

500 Lb. Capacity Portable Workstand

John L
02-22-2013 04:43 PM
41 kustom
Stands

I made my own. Go to the hardware store, get some 3/4 metal conduit, borrow a bender for electrical conduit, and bend your own. Drill and bolt them together, get some eye hooks for chains (you can make the chains adjustable for different widths). Get some pipe insulation to wrap on the top and your done. Some of the prices given seem cheap to me. Another plus is you built them yourself, good fun.
02-22-2013 11:52 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I really push for the best equipment that I can possibly afford. When I remodeled my bath room I went into the hardware store and told him I want you to treat me like a pro when it comes to equipment and I let me make up my mind if I can't afford it. I bought nearly all the very best they had by way of tools and methods and it paid off big time! The way I looked at it was if I was paying someone to do it I would be paying a heck of a lot more so if I am still saving a ton of money I was going to do it with the least back breaking as I could. It worked like a dream.

Those folding racks by the way are available for a LOT less than $350 now! Even the Matco Tool truck had them for about $50 the other day. But a bunch of guys in the shop bought some from another vendor the other day for only $25 each!

And even the other ones have a lot of compitition so the price is way down. Here is one for $159 Amazon.com: PBE Rotating Paint Rack, Model# RM350: Home & Kitchen

Brian
Good equipment certainly makes the job more enjoyable. i have 4 of the scissor style shown below. HF actually sells a cheap version at their store for about 20 dollars on sale but it is made out of (I think) 5/8 inch pipe. They have a better quality one made out of 3/4 pipe that is about 10 dollars more. It is definitely worth the differance when you start to use one for sanding a panel.

02-22-2013 09:58 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
The problem with the store bought racks is this. One doesn't help you. When you are building a car, you have at least 2 doors, hood, and deck lid. At best you need 4 of them so 350 dollars becomes 1400. i can't justify that to build a car every 4-5 years. My ceiling is low enough I usually hang them.

I think the biggest regret for most of us who do this for a hobby is not being able to justify first class equipment.

More so now that I am an old guy and going to die soon.

John
I really push for the best equipment that I can possibly afford. When I remodeled my bath room I went into the hardware store and told him I want you to treat me like a pro when it comes to equipment and I let me make up my mind if I can't afford it. I bought nearly all the very best they had by way of tools and methods and it paid off big time! The way I looked at it was if I was paying someone to do it I would be paying a heck of a lot more so if I am still saving a ton of money I was going to do it with the least back breaking as I could. It worked like a dream.

Those folding racks by the way are available for a LOT less than $350 now! Even the Matco Tool truck had them for about $50 the other day. But a bunch of guys in the shop bought some from another vendor the other day for only $25 each!

And even the other ones have a lot of compitition so the price is way down. Here is one for $159
Amazon Amazon

Brian
02-22-2013 09:45 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 69 widetrack View Post
And I thought I was pushing the envelope when I re-purposed the hospital gurney's...now that's thinking outside the box...LOL.

Ray
That was a brilliant business move that's for sure.

Brian
02-22-2013 08:59 AM
John long The problem with the store bought racks is this. One doesn't help you. When you are building a car, you have at least 2 doors, hood, and deck lid. At best you need 4 of them so 350 dollars becomes 1400. i can't justify that to build a car every 4-5 years. My ceiling is low enough I usually hang them.

I think the biggest regret for most of us who do this for a hobby is not being able to justify first class equipment.

More so now that I am an old guy and going to die soon.

John
02-21-2013 11:40 PM
MARTINSR Lolololololol
02-21-2013 11:38 PM
69 widetrack
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I friend of mine worked at a funeral home for a while when we were just out of high school. I went over there once and he had his 29 Model A body on a "church truck" the cart they put the casket on when they roll you into church.

Brian
And I thought I was pushing the envelope when I re-purposed the hospital gurney's...now that's thinking outside the box...LOL.

Ray
02-21-2013 11:23 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 69 widetrack View Post
OH Boy Brian...I love this stuff...a little over 20 years ago I was living in Northern Alberta and was a rural paint rep, I looked after the body Shops in Northern Alberta right up to the North West Territories..(Yes, I have tee'd off at a golf tournament at midnight on June 21st. in High Level Alberta). I was driving by a Hospital one day and I saw the Hospital guy was throwing out hospital gurney's...I looked at them and asked how many they had and if I could buy them...The guy told me that they had just over 100 that they where getting rid of...I said, seeing your throwing them out, how about I give you $10 each...He jumped at it. When they where folded down, I could load about 10 in my 1/2 ton at a time...I went from shop to shop and sold these Hospital gurney's for $175 each as truck box bed movers...they had the nice big wheels on them so if you took the gurney outside with a box on it it wouldn't get stuck in the gravel...I sold out in less than a week, some shops bought 3 of them...They worked so well, they even had the piece where the head of the bed could be angled up or down, the height was adjustable and darn heavy duty...Made about $20K clear in less than 10 days. I still have several I kept for myself, talk about a portable parts bench.

Ray
I friend of mine worked at a funeral home for a while when we were just out of high school. I went over there once and he had his 29 Model A body on a "church truck" the cart they put the casket on when they roll you into church.

Brian
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