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Old 02-01-2021, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Home made tool that works really well.

I wanted to tear down and rebuild an early Ford 3 speed top loader. I decided to invest an hour or so and knock up a simple pair of brackets to act as a stand. I'm part way through the rebuild and can say they work really well. They are made from 1" angle iron with just one weld per side.

You can use it down flat:


Or up on end:

The short legs allow the input shaft to be clear of the bench when on end.


It will also stand up on the back end when the case is empty, which can be useful.
It was an idea I wanted to try, I tried it and it worked really well so I thought I'd share.

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Old 02-01-2021, 03:15 PM   #2
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Nice job Mart. Cool idea.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:50 PM   #3
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Neat.
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Old 02-01-2021, 04:00 PM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 02-01-2021, 04:39 PM   #5
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Well done, Jack.
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Old 02-01-2021, 04:52 PM   #6
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It's better than the pipe in the drain hole. Newc
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Old 02-01-2021, 05:15 PM   #7
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Well done for sure !
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:11 PM   #8
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Great idea for a transmission work stand.
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:48 PM   #9
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cheap simple yet effective their the best kind Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:51 PM   #10
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I commend you for innovation and sharing
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:26 PM   #11
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Very cool. I made one similar to that, except not the short legs. That's a very ingenious design. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:32 PM   #12
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Looks great!
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:36 PM   #13
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Thanks for sharing such a great idea! Smart feller...
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Old 02-01-2021, 09:10 PM   #14
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cool idea!
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Very nice Mart.
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Mart, That is an excellent tool. Brilliant in it's simplicity!
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Yep, well done!
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Old 02-02-2021, 03:00 AM   #18
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Default Re: Home made tool that works really well.

I have to add my opinion, too.

A very good, well thought out idea.

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Old 02-02-2021, 08:22 AM   #19
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Mart, very nice! you nailed it, I'm gonna copy this! thanks, smart tool for sure
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:07 AM   #20
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Great idea thanks for sharing we can always use a extra hand. But now it looks like you need to build a bigger work bench ��
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