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Old 05-18-2020, 08:58 AM   #21
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Does anyone have one of these tools they would like to sell?

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Old 05-19-2020, 05:49 PM   #22
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Mike's is out of business!!
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:11 PM   #23
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:43 AM   #24
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Mike's affordable is still going strong, but the company who made the tool is closed, the owner died... But I am still on the hunt for the tool...
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Old 06-13-2021, 08:45 AM   #25
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So the question still remains, Does "anyone" have the instructions on how to use this tool? I believe that Bratton's HAD the instructions on their website when the tool was available from them. Alas not any longer.
For those who are interested, I do have one of these tools but I purchased it so others in our club could use it when needed.... Of course I paid the ~$60 for it even though I knew that I would not need it often.
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Old 06-13-2021, 09:21 AM   #26
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So the question still remains, Does "anyone" have the instructions on how to use this tool? I believe that Bratton's HAD the instructions on their website when the tool was available from them. Alas not any longer.
For those who are interested, I do have one of these tools but I purchased it so others in our club could use it when needed.... Of course I paid the ~$60 for it even though I knew that I would not need it often.
I'll scan them for you this morning . They are out in the garage with the rest of my "important" papers.
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:40 AM   #27
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I have one I would sell. It worked good for me. Mark (360) 904-0956 I'm in Washington State
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Old 06-16-2021, 12:50 AM   #28
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I'll scan them for you this morning . They are out in the garage with the rest of my "important" papers.
I will be interested in the instructions as well. I have the tool but have never used it.
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Old 06-16-2021, 06:55 AM   #29
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Why was original post deleted ? It takes away the meaning of all others!
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Old 06-16-2021, 02:45 PM   #30
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I just pre bent some tabs so the hubcap fit tight, then bent over 4 some more, been over 40 years and still tight----
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Old 06-16-2021, 03:28 PM   #31
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This tool is easy enough to make, but is there really a demand for this tool? I have one that I had gotten from someplace and it works as described but so did the tired and true bending the tabs method. If I remember at the time this toll was something like $50 wasn't it?
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Old 06-16-2021, 05:43 PM   #32
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Hub cap too 2.jpgThe hub cap tool does work well, there is a learning curve. If I remember the directions were vague. Mine is slightly modified, I spaced it out with a piece of aluminum stock to make it work better. Lightly clamp it in a vice with a piece of rubber, the tabs need to be bent out at a 45 angle with a pair of needle nose pliers. Tap back gently with a small ball peen hammer. Hope this helps.
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