Homemade Tools/Equipment

joe-balls

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Dec 15, 2009
715
Cornwall, ON Canada
heres a quick and easy way to hoist and move a shell without the sub frame

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81forme

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Apr 8, 2010
290
Wisconsin
i built an engine lift plate at work out of stainless
planning on drilling holes to bolt it to intake and drill holes on the corners to use eye bolts with chains on for heavier engines that get lifted and other things i may need to pick up.
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also working on a shop press now
 

Cardinal

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Jun 22, 2003
8,366
Endicott, NY
This is a picture of a tent shelter that I had before it got ruined by too much snow on it:

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I rebuilt it into a lean too off the back of the garage. Funny thing about the lean too is that it was self cleaning: wind would come up, shake the tarp roof, and the snow would slide off!

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Cardinal

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Jun 22, 2003
8,366
Endicott, NY
I wish that I'd taken more pictures of narrowing the 12 bolt that is now in the '876 S10. I made the incerts that go in the housing ends and in the carrier so that a 1" X 60" piece of cold rolled bar stock goes from end to end of the housing so that it is all aligned for welding the housing ends on.

Here is what the rear end looks like in the dime:


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tskills10

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Dec 1, 2007
210
painesville, OH
Cardinal said:
S10 TH350/Powerglide cross member (I sell them for $65 plus shipping):

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Motor mounts for SBC into '82 to '92 S10 (which I sell for $35 plus shippin):

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Sitting here looking at the S10 mounts and crossmember, I can't help but ask a couple of questions. What type of exhaust do your motor mounts work with. I did a V8 S-10 back in '92 and had gotten a pair of mounts. I was told they work great, only to get them in the truck and find that my headers didn't fit and the stock manifolds wouldn't fit either. I still have this truck as a project and I am always looking for different ideas that work.

As for the cross member, hows does if fit with headers? I have the stock crossmember that I've been using. But my left pipe has to dip down below the member. I am planning on sectioning out that part of the member and installing a piece of tubing for the exhaust run through. Like I said always looking at different, maybe better ways to do something.
I am installing a 385 ci with manual trans, back into my S10. As for now it sits gutted waiting for me to get time and money and space to work on her again.
 

81forme

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Apr 8, 2010
290
Wisconsin
when i had my s10 i had custom headers built they ran all the way back the firewall and dumped down from there. i wish i had pics of them yet cause they worked great. the best way to describe them i guess is they came out of each cylinder into a larger single pipe like a manifold and ran down the firewall to the dual exhaust pipes. if that helps any
 

KEVS79

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Mar 3, 2008
2,466
GLADSTONE, MO
joe-balls said:
heres a quick and easy way to hoist and move a shell without the sub frame

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I did the same basic thing, but I use my floor jack. My jack has a pad that is removable and leaves a hole in the floor jack. Get tubing the same size as the hole and drill hole in 4x4 post. You can use the floor jack to pull the car around especially if you have a "T" handle jack.
 

SRADkneedragger

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Oct 16, 2011
156
Odessa Texas
OK not really car related(someone already outed me I'm a bike guy) so when Imworked for John Deere we got an air ride seat base from a Back Hoe on a warranty claim. A little modification and it's a portable 12v bike lift!
Push the lever with your toe and it contacts the starter switch which is wired to the inboard compressor which infirm fills the airbag. It has a shock absorber so it's not all bouncy and press the horn button and it opens the release valve and lowers the bike no problem to lift 500lb bikes!

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SRAD
 




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