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Homemade tools in a pinch..pics

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by TJS, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,324

    Had to swap out the pickup coil and module on my buddies older chevy 2500. It was TBI and the dist. bolt was 14mm, I had 1/2" MAC tools dist. wrench, go figure. I did not have the dist wrench for this on hand. Napa was already closed and did not want chinese junk that just chews up the bolt and bends the tool, which I had but did not want to strip the head on the bolt with this crappy tool.I cut apart a craftsman wrench and found some 3/8" round stock and copied the other ool. I even knurlized too. Took about 45 min. Had to wait till the truck cooled down anyway.


  2. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,257

    I have had yo make a similar tool heated up a wrench then bent it also had a 4.0 explorer that I needed to make a harmonic balancer installer used the old crank bolt and a piece of threaded rod and welded it works great