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TheRktmn
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Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Age: 57
Posts: 8038
Location: TX, USA

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:35 pm    Post subject:  Shop Tools! Reply with quote

mo2872:

While not necessarily "Cougar" specific, which tools have made your car-work "more user friendly"?

I made up a body-dolly to hold my shell while doing paint/body work:

<img src="http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc235/mo2872/Cougar%20paint/IMG_3265.jpg" width="800"></img>

Worked like a charm, but if I were to build another one, I'd make it a bit shorter, use pnuematic tires, and only one set of casters. Having all 4 casters made manuevering.....adventurous, to say the least!


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TheRktmn
Original Curbster


Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Age: 57
Posts: 8038
Location: TX, USA

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Local Hero:

My trusty 110 Mig welder has been through thick and thin with me. Can't live without it.

<img src="http://thecurb.us/Stuff/mig resized.jpg"></img>

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"THE Saw" is a near antique bandsaw that I picked up at a yard sale for a whole $50. It weighs a TON. But it was all there and it worked.

<img src="http://thecurb.us/Stuff/bandsaw original 2 resized.JPG"></img>

<img src="http://thecurb.us/Stuff/bandsaw redo 2 resized.JPG"></img>

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I put about another $25 in it with a pair of new blades (1 for steel and 1 for wood)a pair of 50 cent bearings on the guides and some Rustoleum paint and it looks right at home in the House of Hero. I built these shop stands and use them ALL the time. Each one is made from a 10 ft length of 1/2" conduit for one half and a 10 ft. lenth of 3/4" conduit for the other half. When done, they fold up flat and can hang on the wall or be stored pretty much anywhere. Cheap and easy Thumbup.

<img src="http://thecurb.us/Stuff/folding stands resized.JPG"></img>
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TheRktmn
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Age: 57
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Location: TX, USA

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Jan Ove:

<img src="http://thecurb.us/Stuff/IMG_0762.JPG" width="800"></img>

Here´s some nice tools i recently scored two sets of front alignment apparatus, the early model without any kind of computer system, makes it much easier to get your front end set up properly, without the hazzle of takeing in to a shop, where the kids that works there now have no clue to what a caster is, or getting less knowledge of what a camber is, and is no help to you if the car isn´t listed in their computer either
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1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

mo2872:

Managed to sneak off to the FIL's shop Saturday, and snag the old bandsaw he said I could have. Not really a project, but it did need some cleanup, and new "guard" panels around the motor at the base.









It survived a major floor in '84, and had a water-line around it about halfway up the lower wheel door. Should have snapped a pic of that. Spent most of the rest of Saturday cleaning it up, scraping shop grease/debris, and Mingo Creek schmutz off/out of it. The blade guide bearings were frozen, but after soaking for an hour or so in WD40, they are sufficient to do the job now. Many a rag now need a wash job, after all the crap I took off this thing. Gross.

I'll source some blades tomorrow, and be in business! Pretty cool, IMO, two pieces of machinery that once belonged to the wifes grandfather, and were wasting away, now have new life. Now, if I could only convince him on the Bridgeport.......
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