Tool I made for torsion bars/springs for my trunk

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  1. c3_dk

    c3_dk Veteran Member

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    Hi,

    Maybe all of you have done the same, but here is the tool I made to install new torsion bars in my car.
    To do it without some kind of tool, is a bit "unsafe" in my mind, especially the big one. That is a pain.
    I installed both my torsion bars very fast, and without any problems.

    As I see it, the best way, is to do the "turning" in "2 steps", so I made 2 "slots" for a 3/4" wrench to turn the first 100 degrees or so, and then my ½" 600mm long handle did the rest.

    Thanks,
    John

    P.S the small "pipe" in the tool, did I CNC out of a round steel, in my mind, it is important, that the hole in the tool, has a tight fit into the torsion bar.

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  2. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I def would like one.
     
  3. budro6968

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    Nice.
     
  4. Tony P

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    What all do you have to remove to install new torsion bars, one of mine went out months ago. It springs up a bit when I unlock it.
     
  5. mech393

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    i believe it was a 1/4 inch pipe about a foot long took the tension off the bars with no problem wasn't a big deal
     

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