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Old 07-07-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Apart from the usual screwdrivers / plieres / socket sets / timing light / axle stands etc , heres a few tools i have found to be very useful for working on my dub (and others too)

Pipette

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ls/pipette.jpg

Very useful tool for removal of brake fluid and other fluids.


DeadBlow Hammer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...low_hammer.jpg

Great for persuading brake drums off that are stuck without much risk of damage to the drum.


Griping Pliers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...rip_pliers.jpg

These are great for rounded off brake pipe unions / nipples / bolts as they grip tighter the more you turn. Nearly always removes stubborn fixings allowing replacement.


Brake Shoe Hold Down Tool

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...down_fixer.jpg

Does not look much but good for holding the shoe hold down clips and twisting them on easily.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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Pipe Clamps

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ipe_clamp1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ipe_clamp2.jpg

Easily and safely shut off rubber pipes (fuel / brake hose etc) without risk of damage while working.


S-Shaped Spanners

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed_spanner.jpg

Extremely useful for tight spots such as around the carb nuts


Ratchet Spanners

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...et_spanner.jpg

Easy to use and a great time saver. Everyone should have a set of these.


Magnetic Telescopic Pickup

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ic_pickup1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ic_pickup2.jpg

Excellent for retrieving small metal parts you drop (nuts / washers etc) where you shouldnt.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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Large Grips

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...arge_grips.jpg

Useful for a variety of purposes.


Large BallJoint Fork

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...large_fork.jpg

A bit brutal (the joint will probably be damaged) but an easy way to seperate balljoints that need replacement anyway.


Flexible Claw Pickup

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...aw_pickup1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...aw_pickup2.jpg

Great for when you drop something and cant get your hand in to reach it. The stem is very flexible allowing you to reach into small spaces with ease.


Large Prybar

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...rge_prybar.jpg

Useful for several jobs when a bit of extra leverage is needed.


Ball Joint Removers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...oint_tools.jpg

Easy to use tools to remove balljoints.


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Old 07-07-2007, 05:36 PM   #4
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mate, i cant see any blood staines on those tools, or grease come to that !! gofer it !
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:25 PM   #5
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Theres plenty of grease and dirt on them

I just thought id post up some things i find useful incase anyone is thinking what would be a useful addition to their toolboxes
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:50 PM   #6
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You forgot...
http://www.aspli.com/prdimgs/060004.jpg
For when all else fails
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Thats an essential item though , so not in my list.

I was listing useful tools that might not be part of peeps toolboxes but they might consider getting
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You forgot...
http://www.aspli.com/prdimgs/060004.jpg
For when all else fails
very very important in making type 4 engines run
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As they say "Don't force it, use a bigger hammer"
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As they say "Don't force it, use a bigger hammer"
i thought it was

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when you have a hammer in you hand
every problem looks like a nail

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