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Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by joe-balls, May 10, 2010.
I'll post pics of my engine stands and engine hoist IF I get time!
heres a quick and easy way to hoist and move a shell without the sub frame
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.
also working on a shop press now
I'll be using this idea by tomorrow afternoon, I hope.
This is a picture of a tent shelter that I had before it got ruined by too much snow on it:
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!
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:
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
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.
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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