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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: home made tools Reply with quote

after a bit of a bearing cooking accident on my beam Surprised Sad Mad
i had to get them replaced
my usual puller was no good the jaws was to big to get in
so i knocked one up at work and it worked a treat
just wondering if any one else hear has made some tools

this is my puller
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that looks professional...must of my homemade tools consist of ducttape, PVC pipes, etc... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

autiger78 wrote:
Wow, that looks professional...must of my homemade tools consist of ducttape, PVC pipes, etc... Laughing


LMAO as I think of my own homemade stuff, consisting of all of the above, and then some. Baling wire, JB Weld, lumber, crescent hammers and chisel drivers.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can it be homemade, if you made it at work?
Most of what I can make in my apartment consists of duct tape, PVC pipe and wood too...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will always remember my girl having a go at some D.I.Y she had a go at hanging a big mirror up at the top of the stairs while i was at work she could not find any nails so she belted a nice big self tapping screw in the wall instead
two days later it fell of the wall pulling 5'' chunk of plaster of the wall
with it
the mirror smashed into a million bits all over the stairs
then the mirror frame cart wheeled down the stairs and plowed straight through the glass window in the front door

awww at least she tryd bless um Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm convinced that with enough time and ingenuity you could damn near replace every part in your bus with the right combination of JB Weld, baling wire, and PVC pipe Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's not forget roofing tar.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like someone has a Tig welder at work. Nice job.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Torque multiplier made by Jim Andersen.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are some nicely crafted tools and thats some pretty fair tig welding on that bearing puller Tom.

Here are a few of the tools and parts that I have fabricated for my VW habit over the years.


This is a swageing die for expanding the ends of type IV pushrod tubes so they will not leak oil.

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This is a seal puller for removing the axle flange seals from an 091 tranny, I use sheet metal screws through the holes to grab the seal then just jack it out.

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Steering wheel puller

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These are cylinder hold down clamps for keeping the cylinders securly in place while measuring deck height and top dead center. The ones with the dial indicators are type IV and the others set is type I.

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This is a simple little fixture for setting the throttle plate opening on fuel injection throttle bodies. Feeler gages work fine for this, I just like to build fixtures.

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This face plate allows me to remachine the wornout bore and the airhorn, alignebore the shaft for installing oil-lite bushings and recut the seal counterbore's without removing the body from the faceplate so everything is square and in very close alignment.

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There are a few pictures of some of my fabricated bus parts in my gallery if interested. These tools and parts are just a hobby and not a business, but they are fun to build.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My super sweet hinge pin puller Laughing


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only "tool" I can remember making and using on my bus is a pressure brake bleeder... It's more of a duct tape solution than the pro-style tools others have made.

Did you know a standard pop bottle cap fits perfectly on ACVW brake master cylinders? I put an air-tool quick disconnect into a pop bottle cap. Now when working on my VW's by myself I can fill up the master cylinder, dial my pressure down to 10 or so, then hook up my special cap. It forces brake fluid through the system so just open your bleeder screws and the fluid comes out! You just have to make sure to keep topping up the master cylinder...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fukengruvenoval wrote:
The only "tool" I can remember making and using on my bus is a pressure brake bleeder... It's more of a duct tape solution than the pro-style tools others have made.

Did you know a standard pop bottle cap fits perfectly on ACVW brake master cylinders? I put an air-tool quick disconnect into a pop bottle cap. Now when working on my VW's by myself I can fill up the master cylinder, dial my pressure down to 10 or so, then hook up my special cap. It forces brake fluid through the system so just open your bleeder screws and the fluid comes out! You just have to make sure to keep topping up the master cylinder...


I do the exact same thing. It's a snap to use. Did all new hardware on my buggy this way m/c w/c some new lines. Done in no time with out a helper. The bus was new calipers and w/c, same thing, done in no time.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was in a hurry so I made a hubcap clip tool rather than order one.
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Wide five tire balancer adapter made out of a 69 bus front drum.
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Jig I made to remove thing ball joints on my 20 ton press. It started out its life as a 4x4 spindle nut socket.
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Not as pretty as Phils tools but they work. Nice work Phil!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere or is common knowledge, but I found a great website called the Obsolete Air-Cooled Documentation Project. I was able to download all sorts of documentation.

It pertains to this thread, because there are a number of manuals that were distributed to VW dealers for "Local Manufacture of Workshop Equipment." These manuals contain blueprints and pictures of special VW tools and fixtures.

They can be downloaded from this page: http://oacdp.freeweb7.com/tools.html

Make sure to check out their whole site here:
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wish i was this crafty! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fukengruvenoval wrote:
My apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere or is common knowledge, but I found a great website called the Obsolete Air-Cooled Documentation Project. I was able to download all sorts of documentation.


okay, that's way cool...

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thanks for the link - bookmarked.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Home made fuel pump tools.

youngnstudly wrote:
I was going to post a pic (months ago) of the jig I threw together, but apparently I forgot to! It's nothing special, just a flat piece of 1/2" thick milled aluminum that I drilled and tapped on the drill press. The bolt and jam nut threaded into the plate make the height adjustable, and yes I forgot to dress the end of the bolt before this pic was taken. Anyways, quick and easy.... just like me. Laughing

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You're rebuilding your fuel pump and so you break-out the big-blue phonebook-sized factory workshop manual. At one point in the procedure it says, "Insert fuel pump gauge VW-328D to depress rocker arm and pre-load diaphram."

I don't have special tool Gauge VW-328D but figured I could make one to depress the fuel pump rocker arm exactly 14mm as required by using a fuel pump gasket as a template for the location of the "pump rod" and drill some holes in a block of wood for 5/16" diameter bolts. The center bolt serving as the "pump rod" was positioned at 14mm exposed and drilled in from the side and pinned in place with a nail.

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Once I got the diaphram installed in the bottom half of the fuel pump, I bolted it onto the the wood block with nuts on the two outer bolts. Tightening the flange down to the wood allowed the center bolt to depress the fuel pump rocker arm 14mm, the diaphram went down the right amount and I screwed the top half of the fuel pump in place.

The important thing is that I had two hands available to stretch and hold the diaphram smooth as I positioned the top half of the pump and inserted the screws.

The rebuilt fuel pump worked perfectly first try!


Harris wrote:
I made one a while back after seeing DarrylD nice reproduction. They do the job with no guess work. Easy to do. I used an old screwdriver shank for the adjustment rod.

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Hodakaguy wrote:
Started tearing down the CV joints last night, I was tired and didn't feel like going out to the bus so thought I'd try and get something done in the garage before bed.

First up was to fabricate a crude tool to remove the CV joints from the axle. This is just a notched piece of stainless scrap I had laying around, I welded on the angle to give it a little more strength.

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Ready to pull

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Using a drill press, some welded round bar and a cut washer for a valve spring compressor...

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