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Postby timmytim on Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:23 pm

I would like to see pictures of any Home Made Tool you have made. Just want some ideas for some small projects to do.. :D

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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby timmytim on Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:24 pm

Here is a couple I found on the net. I made a home made vac brake bleeder using a shop vac and a radiator overflow jug. It worked good but I dont have pics.... :D
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby sargentrs on Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:48 am

I made this soda blaster to clean my carb.  Works good.  http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-t ... a_blaster/
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby averagef250 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:12 pm

I've made quite a few tools, I'll have to dig around the shop. Recently I had the pure joy of helping a friend do some "upgrades" to his '06 Duramax. If someone asks you to help them with one of these things and you have the option to ram an ice pick through one of your testicles instead, go with the latter! The 12mm 12 pt turbo to up-pipe bolts on the Duramaxes are tightened to 1.365 billion lb/ft at the factory and cannot be accessed directly without removing the cab. We called in "Mr. ratchets" The friend of ours who single handedly supports snap-on through buying every model and every size of ratchet snap-on has ever made in dozen quantities. Mr. Ratchet works on Duramaxes for a living too, he hates them. Mr Ratchet, even with all his ratchets, even super ratchets with 2' handles and 1200 clicks per/rev or some such fanciness couldn't break them loose.

So, I built a cool cheater bar that has come in handy a few times now- It's just a piece of 3/4" steel bar a few feet long with one end mitered at a 45 and piece of 3/4" ID tube welded on at a 45. It let us hold the ratchet on the up-pipe bolts from on top the engine and get the cheater bar handle out through the wheel well to get enough leverage and throw to break them loose.
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby PhantomoftheBumpside on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:51 pm

Here is a sample of the ones that I have made over the years...

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The biggest one of this group is my "Flange Tool"
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Comes in handy for bending anything that needs to be bent.  I cut it from a piece of 1" plate and notched and dual shield welded it to a hefty hunk of 1 1/4" round stock.  It has been used to straighten everything from bent flanges on rail road cars, to bent flanges on trailer chassis I-Beams, heavy truck bumpers and the bent up leveling foot on a HEMTT recovery vehicle.   On the HEMTT we had to bounce the truck on it about 2 dozen times to get the foot straight enough to lock in place in it's travel position.  Considering the truck weighs something like 20 tons, I feel pretty good about the design of my flange tool and my welding, and it definitely beats ruining a pipe wrench.

The next one is my Heavy Duty "Lady Foot"
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She works with larger stuff where I would be worry about breaking smaller bars.  I made it years ago from 2 pieces of 1/2" plate, welded together, then welded to round stock and ground to shape, after which I case hardened it (flaming oil is fun).  It also comes in handy removing larger seals when my Snap On puller doesn't work out.  Since it is basically a little anvil on a handle, it also gets used on just about any beating job where I can get away with not using a chisel, drift or punch, so it saves wear on other tools as well as my hands.

The smallest one of this group is my "Brake Rod Straightener"
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This one was made from a salvaged air brake rod, some nuts and a clevis to effectively straighten bent air brake rods without slipping off and breaking stuff... like me.
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby smokey3215 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:01 pm

i just found a cool site for everyone who likes to make tools its homemadetools.net
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby timmytim on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:01 pm

smokey3215 wrote:i just found a cool site for everyone who likes to make tools its homemadetools.net



hEY smokey that is a real cool site :thup:
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby ultraranger on Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:19 pm

I made this transmission holding fixture, last weekend, to use while tearing down/rebuilding the 4R70W transmission that will be going in my '69 F100 Ranger.

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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby timmytim on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:06 pm

ultraranger wrote:I made this transmission holding fixture, last weekend, to use while tearing down/rebuilding the 4R70W transmission that will be going in my '69 F100 Ranger.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=66992#p614152

That's the big trans like a c6 but with a overdrive? Those trans can get heavy...
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby ultraranger on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:09 am

timmytim wrote:
ultraranger wrote:I made this transmission holding fixture, last weekend, to use while tearing down/rebuilding the 4R70W transmission that will be going in my '69 F100 Ranger.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=66992#p614152

That's the big trans like a c6 but with a overdrive? Those trans can get heavy...


No. The E4OD/4R100 overdrive transmissions were developed from the older C-6's.

The 4R70W evolved from the AODE. The AODE evolved from the AOD and the AOD was developed from the C-4/FMX transmissions.
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby timmytim on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:30 pm

No. The E4OD/4R100 overdrive transmissions were developed from the older C-6's.

The 4R70W evolved from the AODE. The AODE evolved from the AOD and the AOD was devolped from the C-4/FMX transmissions.[/quote]
Hey thanks for the info....This is off subject but its electronic so you having to carry the computer from donor car over to ure pickup? I have a straight 6 that one day plan to add the aod. it should be easy swap cause ford small blocks have same bolt pattern as 240 straight six. i just got to find the flywheel and converter that will work with set up.
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby ultraranger on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:54 pm

timmytim wrote:No. The E4OD/4R100 overdrive transmissions were developed from the older C-6's.

The 4R70W evolved from the AODE. The AODE evolved from the AOD and the AOD was devolped from the C-4/FMX transmissions.

Hey thanks for the info....This is off subject but its electronic so you having to carry the computer from donor car over to ure pickup? I have a straight 6 that one day plan to add the aod. it should be easy swap cause ford small blocks have same bolt pattern as 240 straight six. i just got to find the flywheel and converter that will work with set up.[/quote]

No sir. I have an H.O. 5.0L fuel injected engine, I pulled from a totalled out '90 Mustang GT, that will eventually replace my carbed inline 240-6.

I have an A9P EEC-IV engine processor (from a '92 5.0L Mustang) that's designed for an engine that had an automatic (AOD) behind it, (the A9L EEC-IV engine processor was designed for 5.0L engines with a standard transmission).

The EEC-IV, itself, has no control over the transmission. The PCM (powertrain Control Module) for transmission control wasn't integrated into the ECM (Engine Control Module) [in the Mustangs], unitl 1994 when the 5.0L engines in the '94/'95 Mustangs were being coupled to the AODE's.

To control the shifting of the 4R70W, I have a stand-alone, programmable, Optishift shift unit from Baumann Electronic Controls. I can tailor the shift points (up or down) as well as manipulate the transmission's line pressures with the stand-alone unit. I can also set the controller to operate under the stock, factory shift settings.

The company name recently changed to, "U.S. Shift.com" & the controller name was changed to, "Quick 1," but this is the same exact shift controller I have. It just has a a different face plate on it.

1. http://www.usshift.com/index.shtml

2. http://www.becontrols.com/techguide.htm
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby Nitekruizer on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:03 pm

Well, it may not be exactly in the same category as these other tools, but it is a tool and it is home made.   :lol:

I actually made it quite a few years ago.  It has come in handy many times and it still works.

The story behind it starts one evening when a bunch of friends and me were all sitting around having a few beers.  Someone made the suggestion that it might be kind of cool if each one of us would build some kind of small project just for the hell of it.  The only stipulation was that we all had to agree to build the same thing, but we could build it anyway we wanted. When we were done we would all bring them so we could see what everyone made.  So, everyone thought it was a cool idea, but what could we build?   :dk:  Somebody suggested a clock and there were a few other suggestions too, including a test light.  Finally, we all agreed to build  test lights.  8)  I decided to make this dual-voltage test light out of an old cigarette lighter.    

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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby timmytim on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:09 pm

that's real cool Nitekruizer         :thup:
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Re: Home Made Tools

Postby Nitekruizer on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:13 pm

Thanks!
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