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Old 09-17-2009, 12:01 AM   #81
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How has it held up overtime being made out of plywood, and is it the 45" or 33"?
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:56 AM   #82
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I can't find the original thread, but it may have been when this was GarageJunkies. A few years later, the one man bleeder question brought back up the link in this thread:

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ghlight=motive

There is a link on how to make one for future use.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:24 PM   #83
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How has it held up overtime being made out of plywood, and is it the 45" or 33"?
It's 45" and not plywood. I built it from 11 gage sheet metal. It's heavy..
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:18 PM   #84
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:12 AM   #85
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Work bench made out of square iron, a bowling ally top, locking casters and a little rattle can to finish it off. This thing must weigh 500 lbs easy with the huge vise, but it's simple to move around the garage with the casters.

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:44 PM   #86
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Work bench made out of square iron, a bowling ally top, locking casters and a little rattle can to finish it off. This thing must weigh 500 lbs easy with the huge vise, but it's simple to move around the garage with the casters.

I didn't know bowling alleys were that beefy. Where do you get that stuff anyway?
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:17 PM   #87
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I didn't know bowling alleys were that beefy. Where do you get that stuff anyway?
Just guessing here... Bowling Alleys?
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:35 PM   #88
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Just guessing here... Bowling Alleys?
It's been a while but the last time I was at a bowling alley, the wood was pretty securely attached and I didn't see any large sections missing.
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Sorry for the smart-assery. They have to replace the floors every couple of years. Sometimes it is posted on Craig's List for sale, sometimes a buyer wants most all of it. I have heard of alleys replacing one lane at a time.
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Sorry for the smart-assery. They have to replace the floors every couple of years. Sometimes it is posted on Craig's List for sale, sometimes a buyer wants most all of it. I have heard of alleys replacing one lane at a time.
Thanks, I never knew they had to replace the floor so often. I have given it out on occasion so I guess I have to take some once in a while
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I didn't know bowling alleys were that beefy. Where do you get that stuff anyway?

You can't beat a bowling alley lane for a bench top. A buddy made a bar counter out of a 10' piece. It was all three of us could do to lift it and get in maneuvered into the basement of his house. I think he paid $100 for a 10 footer. And IIRC I think it was laminated rock maple 2x's. For some reason I'm thinking he told me that the section he got was the approach lane section but not sure. I know it was heavy though.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:13 AM   #92
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So where's the rest of the GS-500?



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Old 09-19-2009, 03:19 PM   #93
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heres a pinch bolt removal tool I made for my passat.



And its used for removing this.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:18 PM   #94
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My grease gun holder and grease catcher.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:31 PM   #95
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Here's a link to the welding table I built.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=43628

Here's the press my neighbor and I built.




He had the steel left over from a couple of jobs, it's all channel iron or angle. I had to buy the springs and bottle jack. The plates came as pieces of steel from another buddy and cost a 12 pack. So I have $50 in it including paint.
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Here is a hydraulic lift I built for my lawn mower when I was 14 or 15. Uses a ram from a Mercruiser inboard boat tilt/trim system and a pump from a Chrysler Outboard tilt/trim system. It was built so I could put a ball on it to haul boats around (my dad owned a boat shop). I could just back up to the boat, raise the lift, and drive off. It also has a 3 point attachment on it so I can use any 3 point drag behind items on it (I used a plow and a 4' blade).







Here is a video of it going up/down:

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Here is a hydraulic lift I built for my lawn mower when I was 14 or 15. Uses a ram from a Mercruiser inboard boat tilt/trim system and a pump from a Chrysler Outboard tilt/trim system. It was built so I could put a ball on it to haul boats around (my dad owned a boat shop). I could just back up to the boat, raise the lift, and drive off. It also has a 3 point attachment on it so I can use any 3 point drag behind items on it (I used a plow and a 4' blade).







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....is a plate bender I made and it can bend up to 1/4" plate up to 90*. You lock the work down with the 2 bolts on top and then lift like a regular brake. It can bend 3/16" up to about 6" wide and 1/4" up to about 2" wide. You can do 1/4" wider but you have to heat it first. It is very handy for making brackets and the like

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I love the plate bender. do you have any sketches or drawings so I can make a copy? Thx
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