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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just look at the valves. easy to see witch one is next. I did mine today infact, first time since october.they all semed to be about the same, I did it warm this time to get a little less lash.set at zero.warm, about a -.002 cold.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several of the tools I have loaded in my Gallery have no reference for their purpose in the Samba archives. If anyone can shed some light, please do!

VW Tool 4489 (Zelenda) - Most likely coil spring compressors for struts
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VW Tool 3096/2
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VW Tool 4480/2
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VW Tool 771/2
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3090 is a Water boxer rod support tool for re installing piston wrist pins .
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ Thanks!

Here's more:

VW Tool 3048

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got few pictures but I have several "tools" that I purchased/fabricated. I end up doing about 99% of the work by myself. So during the two-year resto-mod of my 69 'vert I came up with some ingenious tools.

One was the "body puller." I looped chains around two of the ceiling joists in my garage and hung come-a-longs from them. Then using nylon lifting straps around the bumper struts lifted the body off the pan. Rolled the pan out and built this dolly underneath the body.....

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By the time I reinstalled the body the chains and come-a-longs were replaced by electric hoists. I also made a flat dolly for the pan. And to get underneath the pan, I lifted it up on one edge using the hoists.

My engine removal dolly. Bought a mover's dolly from Harbor Freight. I cut one of the wooden sides off, and attached 2X6's to the top of the carpeted sides. I can roll this under the car, slide the jack in the middle and lower the engine onto the dolly. The heater boxes sit perfectly on the 2X6's.

After building my engine, I needed to run it out of the car and get it tuned. I built this....

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It has oil pressure and alternator (generator) lights, a cutout switch, and an extra voltmeter. I wire this in and use a remote starter switch alsong with a spare transmission that I have.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've been sorting and IDing tools in preparation for Eureka Springs and am perplexed at these two. I've been going through the Samba archives as best I can in hopes of spotting a drawing or sample that matches. Can anyone assist?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:19 pm    Post subject: VW T1 case splitting tool Reply with quote

Tool made from old oil pump body, to safely jack case halves apart.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is home made for you:

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I found that hammer in the middle of a 4 lane intersection, walking to work at 4 a.m. back in 1980, Boulder Co., fits great in the tool box & the handle fits over most socket wrenches for a good extention.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Homebuilt wristpin tool.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:08 pm    Post subject: home made sandblaster Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thread revival

just built my first VW tool

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still need to do the torsion arm part
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perello: nice job!

Where did you get the plans for it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx - another duh! moment for me...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Tools: Factory, Specialty, Home-made, etc... Reply with quote

I found what I think are some Bosch distributor tools. If you can verify or know a maker or value... I'd appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: Tools: Factory, Specialty, Home-made, etc... Reply with quote

Had to deal with a leaky flange on an RGB'd transaxle. Found the main issue with it was the flange bolt holes were "dished in", preventing the whole flange to seal properly around itself. Not wanting to drop the motor/transaxle and tear it apart, I designed a special tool to "fix" it in place. Cool


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Tools: Factory, Specialty, Home-made, etc... Reply with quote

While not a "home made" tool, used what I had for this:



From the "I'm getting too old for this sh!t" department...

Though the rear bumper on the Dormy is an after market much lighter piece, it is grafted into the hitch so it is a bit heavier than an old school original one. As often as I have to drop the motor for so many reasons, I can handle it better than removing the damn bumper/hitch combo! Eh?

So this past weekend I figured "there has to be a better way!" Rolling Eyes

Got this receiver from VW Howard a while back for just $5 so decided to use it as an "aid" to help install/remove the bumper without breaking my back or busting a toe. Cool




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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Tools: Factory, Specialty, Home-made, etc... Reply with quote

Nice work on the axle tube flanges pyrOman Smile

I've shown this before when people say they have a Bug or Ghia front end to R&I.
Basically it's a poor man's copy of a factory fixture, even drum to drum makes it a safe and easy one man operation...
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Easy to fab from 3/4" pipe and fittings, then add two large J hooks to each leg to support the beam.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:06 am    Post subject: Re: Tools: Factory, Specialty, Home-made, etc... Reply with quote

61SNRF wrote:
Nice work on the axle tube flanges pyrOman Smile

I've shown this before when people say they have a Bug or Ghia front end to R&I.
Basically it's a poor man's copy of a factory fixture, even drum to drum makes it a safe and easy one man operation...
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Easy to fab from 3/4" pipe and fittings, then add two large J hooks to each leg to support the beam.


Nice! Need to make myself something similar for the bus beam, they are a royal PITA to remove/install. Mad
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