I am going to make a copy of this tool for customers, anyone know what this is, and yes it works great,Bob
Looks like a tool to remove headlite rings.
Yep, you got it, think they will sell,Bob
I want one.
Don't know. I have had one for years. Only used it a couple times. But sure is nice to have when you need it. Works great.
I need one of these NOW. How soon will they be available? I've got two rings that have so far resisted all attempts to seat.
How does this tool work?
They are in the works on getting quotes, hope they will be ready in a few weeks,Bob
It can be uset to push on the ring while turning it - it grabs two diametrically opposite rivets on the ring.
How does the suggested tool pictured below from a 1920 Ford service bulletin work in comparision?
Can be *used*, sorry
I'm curious about this tool. If it works the way I think it works, I might be persuaded to purchase one. I guess Bob's getting into the repop tool business?
A friend has one of those band type tools and he tried in on a re plated rim and it screwed up his rim, we tried this and it works great, has the Ford part # on it also, Bob
Neat! Ive been using a screw driver and hammer... I'm going to make one of those! (just like that first photo, not the drawing.)
Thanks for making a good and usable tool. On the subject of tools I have wondered if it would be profitable to make a reasonabley priced drive shaft puller similiar to the Stevens drive shaft sleeve puller.
I have managed in the past to remove the sleeve but if I had the correct puller it would have saved some time and energy.
The Stevens pullers work pretty well going by the way they were designed just by looking at the pictures of one.
I guess it would come down to how much demand there would be. I would bet they would sell.
My Opinion of course.
John Kuehn,I have two Stevens pullers. They work well,but once in awhile,you find a sleeve,that defies removal. Then you have a real bear of a problem getting it off.
I don't know about the drive shaft sleeve puller. There may be too many cheapskates like me who drive it out from the back with a pipe and a socket.
so Robert, are you keeping the business or starting fresh?
Jack D, I saw one of the Stevens sleeve pullers on Ebay a year ago and it had been 'repaired'. I guess it was one those tough bear sleeves that it wouldnt pull that caused the need for the welded ear on that particular sleeve puller. I guess it had broken off.
Steve J. Do you mean the drive shaft bushing on the u-joint end or the sleeve thats on the driveshaft on the pinion bearing end.
The sleeves can be removed with a 3 jawed puller but its never been easy for me.
Paul O'Neil, as for your headlight rings not seating, make sure you have the rings and buckets matched up. That is, made by the same manufacturer. They are close, but many times not the same. I had to grind out the slots on a couple of buckets with a Dremel so the rings would fit and have the lens flutes line up vertical and still lock into place. I think that is why you see the fluted lenses crooked once in awhile. They are easy to fit if you leave out the spring while you work on them. Just a thought. Dave
I was referring to the brass bushing behind the U-joint. To replace the pinion sleeve, I cut it off with a grinder and use the Fun Projects bearing kit instead.
The business will be for sale in the next issue of Hemmings, I will continue to make high quality T parts, thanks Bob
I use both hands, and push and turn!
Larry has the right idea. Use rubber gloves, both hands and push and turn.
I have been trying to assemble the lamps on the work bench. I'll see what happens when bolted firmly in place on the car, possibly Saturday morning.
BTW, the two headlights have different sized nuts on them. Is this normal?
Robert - please let us know when your new tool is available. No matter what happens with my lamps this weekend, I would like to have the tool on hand for next time.
Will do thank you,Bob
Mine come off hard to but when they do I take my Dremel with a small wire wheel and clean up the channels, grease them and am usually happy with the results.