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    • The tool worked great. So did the lessons from the journeymen.
      My dad was one of them.

      Brian
      OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

      THINK HARDER

      BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

      MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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      • Brain, I can see the device clearly, but for the life of me I can not see how it would be used to remove a plug. Can you provide a little more narrative insight on how it was used? Thanks in advance. -John

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        • Originally posted by biometrics
          Brain, I can see the device clearly, but for the life of me I can not see how it would be used to remove a plug. Can you provide a little more narrative insight on how it was used? Thanks in advance. -John
          Bio,

          The old VW beetles had a pipe plug in the transaxle that had a 17mm female hex in it. Slide the male hex on the tool into the plug and use a screwdriver through one of the holes to turn the plug out.

          Brian
          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

          THINK HARDER

          BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

          MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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          • I made one of those for Hewland transaxles which use the magnesium VW case, or a stronger copy in aluminium.

            Mine is just a metric bolt head welded to a bar.
            Paul Compton
            www.morini-mania.co.uk
            http://www.youtube.com/user/EVguru

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            • Originally posted by bborr01
              Bio,

              The old VW beetles had a pipe plug in the transaxle that had a 17mm female hex in it. Slide the male hex on the tool into the plug and use a screwdriver through one of the holes to turn the plug out.

              Brian
              That's really interesting to me - I wrench on the newer watercooled VWs (Golfs/Jettas/Sciroccos, etc) and they have the same type of plugs in the transaxles.
              Max
              http://joyofprecision.com/

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              • Originally posted by bborr01
                Bio,

                The old VW beetles had a pipe plug in the transaxle that had a 17mm female hex in it. Slide the male hex on the tool into the plug and use a screwdriver through one of the holes to turn the plug out.

                Brian
                When I wrenched VWs I did something similar by welding a 17mm bolt to a 1/2" socket. Not as elegant, but at the time I had access to a welder and not to machine shop equipment.

                Randy
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                • Thanks, Brian, I will have make one for my 68 Bug. I used a 17mm bolt and Vice Grips last time.
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                  I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
                  Oregon Coast

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                  • I should think the head of a 17mm bolt would much too large.....
                    I spent most of my money on women and booze, the rest I just wasted.

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                    • One thing for shur here is,,,,,,no matter what you say or post, some smart a$$ is going to find fault with it. Just so you can understand, I used a bolt with a 17mm head on it.
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                      I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
                      Oregon Coast

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                      • Lugnut. Find fault? Not here. It worked that is all that matters.

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                        • Originally posted by lugnut
                          One thing for shur here is,,,,,,no matter what you say or post, some smart a$$ is going to find fault with it. Just so you can understand, I used a bolt with a 17mm head on it.
                          Nah, you gotta cut Fixer some slack, being a Canuck he just doesn't understand good old American metrics...

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                          • Saw Stock Stand

                            Here is a stand that I put together out of scrounged materials. The clamp screw is made from a short piece of 3" pipe, a 1/2" bolt and 3 pieces of 1/4" rod. Also re-purposed a worn out brake rotor.

                            Brian

                            edit: I am adding a picture of a modification of the stock stand. I found that it needed a roller so it didn't tip when stock was pilled along the top of it. All scrap stuff that was laying around.



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                            Last edited by bborr01; 10-13-2012, 12:58 PM. Reason: Adding Picture and Text
                            OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                            THINK HARDER

                            BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                            MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                            • it seems you fabricated the red wheel.

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                              • Expedient! What's the base from?

                                Chris

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