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Old 06-25-2020, 09:57 AM   #14
Gary in La.
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Default Re: My junkyard find

They make dandy period type grinder stands. I take a scrap ford wheel and cut off the outer rim even with the center section then weld the axel housing on top of the center wheel section. I cut off the race from the end of the housing and weld a 1/2" steel plate on top sizing to fit the base of the grinder or polisher. I weld 2 studs to the bottom inside of the wheel and fill with concrete. Finally I add 1 or 2 pieces of 2'' board to the plate to bolt the tool to. This can determine the final height of the tool. Very stable and will not move around in use. The down side is they are also heavy. But they look good in a Ford garage/shop.
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