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Old 01-17-2015, 04:02 PM
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Creepers, this one is the BOMB!

I bought this great creeper years ago being it's "old school" and I love that stuff. My brother had one just like it as did my uncle from back in the fifties or something, exact same design. So I dug it for that, and it is bullet proof.



But back a few years ago I got this Lisle one for work and it is SOOOO MUCH BETTER it's not funny!

And get the real thing, there are copies that break, I have seen it. So buy the quality tool, it's worth the money.



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Old 01-17-2015, 05:23 PM
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Had a couple of the wooden ones....The angled casters wouldnt hold up to my 220 lbs, lasted quite a few years though
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I have a metal framed one that is creeper and rolling seat when folded, bad part was the thin wood used under the padding, I'll add angle alum cross brace to add some strength,, not the creepers fault, I tend to fall into it,, and I'm sure it wasn't made for 200 lb+ to plop into/on it.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:57 PM
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One thing cool about the Lisle is that it is so low. And I have seen a car drive over one without breaking it, they are serious high quality.

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Old 01-17-2015, 08:10 PM
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I have one identical to the wooden one Brian posted but rarely ever use it.

I would rather lay on a couple thicknesses of cardboard as to use a creeper. For one thing, this 70 year old guy can't get off it. Much easier for me to put my knee on the cardboard and get up like the old man I am.

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Old 01-17-2015, 08:14 PM
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LOL, I felt that a little getting up and down all day today.

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Had a couple of the wooden ones....The angled casters wouldnt hold up to my 220 lbs, lasted quite a few years though
I got my pony tail caught in the wheel one time when I was all alone in the shop in almost never got out from under that car ,my hair was wound around the wheel good..When I finally did get out I had to carry the creeper with me and cut the hair off that was stuck in there...
Since then,I've cut my hair short and its been about 10 yrs and I still wont use any kind of creeper. I still use the old pad that was on it to lay on when have too, or card board...Plus the wheels always find the blobs of bondo on the floor and get hung up on them . I don't like creepers very much...bad memories...
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I have one identical to the wooden one Brian posted but rarely ever use it.

I would rather lay on a couple thicknesses of cardboard as to use a creeper. For one thing, this 70 year old guy can't get off it. Much easier for me to put my knee on the cardboard and get up like the old man I am.

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Yes indeed the getting up and down is the hard part and that floor is so much further away now..

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At a young age I did quite a bit of side work for a for a "gypsy" (how everyone refered to charter bus companys that ran junk buses) bus company. All work was performed outside in a gravel parking lot. Creepers don't roll very well on gravel. There was a full time mechanic that introduced me to the wonders of cardboard. He was Korean, spoke little english, and was a good mechanic. I learned a great deal about coaches from Kim.

From that point one, I called cardboard "KOREAN CREEPERS"
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I have a what I think is called a stone creeper. instead of casters the underside has a Teflon type sheet that slides relatively easy on stones and dirt. not quite as thin as cardboard does have a cushion for your head.
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I have a what I think is called a stone creeper. instead of casters the underside has a Teflon type sheet that slides relatively easy on stones and dirt. not quite as thin as cardboard does have a cushion for your head.
Can you post a picture of it? Sounds cool.

I actually have a place I store any large boxes I have broken down for future creeper or small part paint duty.

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Alkey, please post a picture of that creeper. I'm always open to new ideas.


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I have some anti fatigue mats that I use for that purpose..mine are the ones with the interlocking feature if I need a larger one. Got mine from one of the local hdw stores quite a long time ago.. they make good knee pads as well..

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I have some anti fatigue mats that I use for that purpose..mine are the ones with the interlocking feature if I need a larger one. Got mine from one of the local hdw stores quite a long time ago.. they make good knee pads as well..

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is it rubber or that foam like stuff, I have 18x18" pads that lock together that are for gym workouts that are like a closed foam.. I just fear they suck up any oil or fluid I might get on it while under car, and then cover you in it the next time you use it.
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