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Finally snagged a proper tool box (chest, really).

This is the bottom chest:
How do you like this box so far? I out grew my box years ago and have been looking the last couple of weeks and this one is on my list.
 

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^^Yeah, I need to clean out my garage hardcore... there are parts and tools in there that are twice my age that don't work anymore that make no sense to keep. Needs to be re-organized really badly too. I need a new air compressor too, I was looking at some from Lowes that looked pretty good.

This Automotive/Woodworking model looked good at the store. It's about the same size as the one you own there.

I could probably make a fortune on the hundreds of pounds worth of steel bolts in there... half of them are so big I can't even imagine that they'd be used for anything less than a Heavy Duty CAT tow motor, or an 18-wheeler.


That seems just about the same as the Husky, iron sleeve and all....more running HP though. All the reviews I have read on the Husky were great...and for under $500...if the reviews are right, it can't be beat. A 60 gallon like that will work great for just about anything sans long periods of DA pads.
 

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First I will refer back one week to what Z09B4U asked of me. https://www.impalassforum.com/threads/battery-cable-diy.1317763/#post-12115358 To answer his question of my being Canadian, Nope but I worked with Canadian soldiers at the artillery school when I was an instructor in vehicle maint. And beer was my favorite fruit juice. Cheers Z0
I was finally able to install another end on a cable I'm going to use for a ground. It's #2 gauge welding cable and should work well for me. I used the Harbor Freight hydraulic wire crimper. I've been very pleased with the results. I wish I had found out about the solder slugs before I did the entire set up. Now for the results.
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After I do the crimp I use marine heat shrink to seal it up.
I'm using this type lug because I will go with a top post battery and use military style connectors. IMG_0312.JPG IMG_0313.JPG IMG_0316.JPG IMG_0314.JPG

I've thought for quite awhile we should have a section on tools here. Both store bought and some that we make. Does anyone else feel the same? I've made some posts in the past and one in particular seemed to generate a little interest.
For some unknown reason, to me, some of the pics double posted and I can't remove them.

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helpthe95 asked questions about what was needed to rebuild the diff. Here are some of the tools. I made the one obviously. A seal and race driver helps a bunch and I put in a picture of the axle bearing puller. Other tools you will need will be a press to install bearings and calipers to measure shims. Also add the tool to measure pinion depth, which I told you about in another of your posts.

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That crimper is a right smart tool. I debated whether to post here, or to the thread you linked on DIY. But this shows your pic of results = slick as snot!

Years back I found an old spare lug and used the "fill it with solder" method for a shortened cable on my boat that had the "wingnut removable style" battery posts. It worked fine even without any neat heat shrink. If I had ever needed to do more than one such terminal end operation so far in life then I'd sure pop for one of those.

Funny, I've about combed all the big home center stores dry on my home projects, so for everyone asking what I want for Christmas it's just
Gift Card To NT Or HF!
 

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Bob's Christmas list
Funny, I've about combed all the big home center stores dry on my home projects, so for everyone asking what I want for Christmas it's just
Gift Card To NT Or HF!

Where should we send them? I doubt "To whom it may concern" will work.

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Hey FUB. Thanks for that. You certainly do a a bang up job on your projects. I'm sort of lucky. The underside of my car still has the paint on it. I just have to get under it with soap and water, hopefully. Thanks again. I hope we can keep this going.

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Here is an old favorite of mine: Spark plug wire puller pliers. Great for getting around exhaust manifolds and other obstructions. Also great for the newer "deep well" spark plug motors. You always want to grip the boot so you pull on the connector and not just pull on the wire which can damage it. I am sure it has saved me from being burned as well. I have no idea where to get one.
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Modded vice grips for beading tubing
Gerry, those modded vice grips did that? I'm not sure if I would need something like that but I would like a little more on how it's done. It really peaks my interest. Thanks Bud

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Yes they did , I have a friend who has the beautiful bench mounted roller for this , but I ran into an instance where I had to bead a tube ( adding a Preheater ) that could not readily come out of the car.
This vice grip deal works well enough that I often will use it even if I could take the part to his shop.²
 

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Well not that is just neato. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and you just wrote a book for me.
Thanks for all that.

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Seal driver for Strange housing inner seals.
Being thin seals , they are a little tricky (Strange themselves buggered both in new a diff we just got.)
This fixture keeps alignment and sets depth.
 

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