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Yes, a mason jar and air line fittings with silicone caulk to seal the fittings to the lid.

Richard
that's what i like...common items repurposed for specific jobs.
a lot of us have specialty tools all around us,but just don't realize it.
 


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Case spreader:



8.8" axle bearing puller:
 

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Good stuff.
I can see how and why for the bearing puller, but why a case spreader?

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Makes it easier to install and remove the carrier when you've got proper side bearing preload on it. A plastic dead blow hammer gets em in and a pry bar gets em out, but the spreader does make the job easier.
 

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i like the case spreader....i should have built one of those a long time ago.
 

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Hmm.... I might use the idea of Electrolysis Rust Removal for my whole truck.



.....I wonder where I could get a pool big enough for my f150? :icon_confused:
 

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Hmm.... I might use the idea of Electrolysis Rust Removal for my whole truck.



.....I wonder where I could get a pool big enough for my f150? :icon_confused:
beverly hills.
 

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true but that is a little far just for rust removal especially for me since i'm in Iowa. :dunno:

Oh well I'll just drive it into the closest pond and surround it with chain link fence :icon_twisted:
 

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looks good.it's amasing how handy it is being able to bend a piece of metal.
 

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Without putting it in a vice and beating the snot out of it.
 

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Exactly....I will be building one of these.....once I get a press
 

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This is my current bender I made a few years ago. It's been my "buddy" in my ranger V8 swap. It can do 1/8" steel, 6" wide without getting a hernia lifting up on the bar.

Doesn't sound like the best or a lot, but it's been invalueable when I needed to make brackets and such.

Hence, why I want to make some fixtures for my press to bend thicker stuff.


Does a 12 ton press do the job, or will I need to upgrade?
 


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