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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Home made specialty VW tools? Reply with quote

I know we have all done it at one time or another to work on something hard to get to or hard to work on/remove.

Besides pullers, anyone have any pics of tools that they have made that are a big help when doing work on a seemingly hard project? If so, let's see them! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a couple pictures of the tool I made to install the torsion bushings for my '56 Westfalia;
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wrist pin puller ...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOT mine but I found this in the gallery ... Appears to be set at 36mm for removing those early castle nuts

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made a wide five wheel balancer adapter out of an old 69 bus front drum.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NOT mine but I found this in the gallery ... Appears to be set at 36mm for removing those early castle nuts

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that looks like something i would do.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pics but I took a couple 17mm nuts and a 17mm bolt to use on the trans drain and fill plugs.

Welded a 36mm socket to an old axle to slip a pipe over and torque the axle nut.

made various pullers and presses to remove things such as stubborn mirror arms (that were cut at the bases), etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont have a pic. This will kill someone though. Back in the 60's my dad changed the trannyin his 54 bug to a more modern 64 tranny. He didn't have a clutch alignment tool so he cut the input shaft off the old tranny and welded an 1/2 x 8" bolt to it. It said here was nothing wrong with the tranny he just wanted a sycro tranny. I also have a flywheel lock tool cut out of 1/4" plate that is 6volt only that he made.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NOT mine but I found this in the gallery ... Appears to be set at 36mm for removing those early castle nuts

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wow! that's rigged! Those zip ties are pretty strong though, when you gotta get it done, that's how you do it!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:27 pm    Post subject: pipe Reply with quote

Rusty but trusty! 36mm socket welded to a length of solid steel.
No zapstraps were harmed in the making of this tool Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pics either but I've made my own ball joint removal tools used with a Hydro press. They are just collecting dust now because i will NEVER own another BJ VW. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rescue912 wrote:
wrist pin puller ...

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That's slick! Much better than the socket and mallet I sometimes resort to using.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Type III generator pully wrench:
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No photo, but a dual carb syncronizer barrometer, made from a yard stick and a little bit of oil in a 1/4" dia. clear hose that connects the balance tube nipples on the intake manifolds (also type III).

I also made a transmission oil filler made from a drill operated pump, clear 1/2" dia. hose and copper tube bent into a "J", to hook in to the filler hole. It fills the case in less than a minute.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P-Dub wrote:

I also made a transmission oil filler made from a drill operated pump, clear 1/2" dia. hose and copper tube bent into a "J", to hook in to the filler hole. It fills the case in less than a minute.


Ok..I NEED one of those.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one for all you guys with lowered busses... super easy to make... allows you to easily crank down the back to remove those wheels, and it can't slip off like the old scissor jack can...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few


Brake drum puller.

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Torsion beam bearing puller.

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Bearing cap puller for reduction gear boxes.

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Steering wheel puller.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know, the way to do this thread right is to post the pics WITHOUT telling us what the tool is used for and see if we can guess. These tools are some of finest shade tree implements I've seen. And I know hazetguy is about to give us all a lashing! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in a hurry, so I made a hubcap clip riveting tool rather than wait for one to arrive.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To hell with Hazetguy, give me my JB Weld and a hammer and I can fix anything! LOL!

Well, almost anything... Hazetguy to the rescue...

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Who's that sneaking around back there... ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be Crofty.
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