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Old 10-26-2004, 07:40 AM
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I'm screwing with the local economy here! I quit drinking in July. I get phone calls from all the liquor stores, asking me if I'm buying on-line, wondering if I'm dead, if I moved, etc.

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Old 10-27-2004, 10:26 AM
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Here is the table I am using to work on my transmissions. I cut the top off an old weight lifting power rack and used the bottom for another piece of exercise equipment. The top became the base for this table. It also has a couple of 4 foot pieces of 2*12s as the actual table top. It sits at just the right height to work on it. I need to screw the top down, but it is solid enough as it sits. The bucket is there for draining purposes. kitty litter is there to clean up a mess I made cleaning the tranny.


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Old 10-28-2004, 09:36 AM
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Suggestion: Have a piece of 16 ga formed into a pan. Have them "brake" and X in the bottom, and weld in a 1/2" pipe nipple. You can put a valve on the nipple and now you have a drainable bench. No fluid on the floor! I have something similar that I built for doing snowmobile shocks. No mess to clean up all the time.
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Two idle engine stands + a little scrap steel = car rotator
I've looked at your pictures a few times. I want to build one for trucks/cars bodies for stripping them to bare metal, and for body work, especially on the bottom. Is there anyway I could build one to make it rotate 360 degrees? I am very interested in your car rotator, great idea!
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I built a jig for the "Z" Chassis out of salvage yard tubing. Jig was leveled with 6 leveling screws and then lag bolted to the floor to keep it that way.
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built strut jigs out of 3/4" melamine. This set-up is 0 camber and has adjustment screws on the back side to dial in caster. Then the unit is screwed to the front (3/4" plywood) wheel pads to lock in the correct wheelbase and track width.
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Jig as it is today. I've been adding stuff as I go to hold parts in place.
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I know this is an old thread but I just love stuff like this!!! Please post some more!!! Also one thing you all have forgot a engine stand is good for is to put your transmission on. That way you can turn it over to work on or paint.
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Re: whatdja make?

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I have built a hydraulic shear that will handle 3/8" by 48" steel, plus it has a punch press included that can handle 1" holes in 1/2" plate. I also built two metal brakes, first one was 48" capacity on 1/4" steel, newest model is capable of 3/8" by 96"
Swell: PLEASE figure out the picture post thing. I'd love to build my own equipment as well. I would be very interested to see how you you did it...
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All right how many have a electric motor with a wire brush on it?? You know you should have a cover on it. Well take an old valve cover and notch it so you can bend it over too look like an L shape. Then weld angel iron brackets to hold it over your your wire brush. Also for a drip pan under your engine stand use a large sheet pan (Like the wife uses to bake cookies[please don't use hers]) does a great job...
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:05 PM
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engine start up stand

I start my engines on a stand to break in cam and check for leaks. It has gas tank, electric fuel pump, rad mount, oil and temp gages, push button start, and battery compartment. It's on wheels. So I can move it out the door for light up and wheel it back in the shop.
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That is a cool stand. Can you please send me measurements for it I would like to build one one day.

swellwelder I would like the plans to....Thanks
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Old 02-06-2005, 12:08 PM
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This isn't garage related but it makse my life easier during hunting season. I weigh deer with this. Made it out of scrape steel and a boat winch, no more grunting trying to hoist a 150lb deer up.
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:20 PM
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Ok, here's the welding bench at its finest,,,,,,storing crap on it...


and my movable vise stand, its even adjustable height..

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