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In the quest to try and purge my shop of 30+ years of stuffing stuff everywhere, I came across this. I do not remember fabricating this particular tool, but I'm not gonna toss it in the trash. I even stuck a label on it so my future self would know what is was for. Show some tools you have built for your Mustang.
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Looks a lot like something I made for transmission cooler line fittings.
Do you have dimensions for the spring removal tool?
I would love to go through your junk pile. One mans trash ...
 

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This modified 60+ year old wrench lets you tighten the top bolt of your new fancy starter from behind the bell housing after you install FPA headers. Works awesome, sorry grandpa for destroying your wrench.
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I designed these plates so I wouldn’t have to remove my TTD’s and bearing caps to do the alignment with my Longacre magnetic caster camber gauge. Had them 3D printed to test fit first. Had them machined I steel plate afterwards.

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Not as fancy, but got the job done.
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We have a CNC idle at work at this, and probably many more moments. Care to share the file?
 

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[QUOTE="patrickstapler, post: 10345733, member: 52081"
Question, how would you know the gauge is centered on the flat plate you posted?
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Old fart knowledge? I was right on other than halving the caster measurement when compared to the Audi super computer alignment machine. Still trying to figure that one out?
 

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The first one is indeed a trunk torsion rod tool for 1967, maybe more years, convertible and coupe double rod systems. You can buy them pre made for about $15. I got mine from West Coast Cougar a year or so ago.
 

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I have a deep socket that I modified that I ground off the top on either side to leave 2 pins for removing the deep radio retainer nuts from the late 70's to early 80's Ford radio's. It also worked for removing the wiper switch retainer nut on my 69 Coupe.
 

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I made a fixture to hold my vent window assemblies to be my extra set of hands. It allowed me to drive the rivets straight down, instead of at an angle. What it lacks in beauty is made up in price. Free!


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Here is a super-crude tool I hastely made to change the valve guide seals on a Isuzu 4 cylinder. Worked on the 289 also when I swapped valve springs.
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I have more bent and welded wrenches than I can shake a stick at. UCA nut wrench, header bolt wrenches, 7.3L IDI injector line wrenches, etc. Any time I need a special wrench I go to the pawn shop and buy one for 25 cents, take it home and modify it.
Don't mean to make this sound perverted, but show me your UCA nut wrench. :) I'm being serious because taking those nuts off to do an alignment is a pain!
 

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Or this one to torque/tighten that flare fitting on the high press power steering line at the rear of the pump.
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