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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Automatic creeper
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 11:07 am:

Some time back there was a post about someone designing a automatic creeper that was a neat Idea. Has any more info. ever surfaced. It would be costly, but for us older gents very useful. I tried a search and found nothing. I just got out and got under and could have used one.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Howard D. Dennis on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 12:02 pm:

It's called the Human Hoist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Cq78zYKzs


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 01:14 pm:

It is available now ...called "The Kreepster"

www.kreepster.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 01:15 pm:

Wrong one sorry


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 01:34 pm:

So many places I work they just use a piece of clean cardboard on the floor. A regular $100 creeper is considered too expensive an unneeded.
One place I worked at a few years ago they just kept putting good used carpet on the whole shop floor and they just crawl around on the carpet under the vehicles. I liked that a little better than the cardboard untilled I hit a hidden oil spot.
The lighting some people use is about the worst though.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 08:55 pm:

I use carpet or cardboard. Haven't used my creeper in years. Might if they would put brakes on them so you can get some purchase when trying to turn a wrench. Also tend to get pi$$ed when trying to roll around and can't because of wheel hitting trouble light cord or some other obstruction.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Hoshield on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 09:11 pm:

The T is great to work on, as I can use a creeper without using a jack to get the car high enough to fit under! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 09:36 pm:

Seems that it is not being made yet. Found this,
"The Human Hoist is currently looking for potential investment and/or manufacturer to put the chair into production" at:
http://www.homechunk.com/7119/2012/12/26/is-human-hoist-the-worlds-coolest-chair -on-wheels/

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 09:57 pm:

Cardboard and carpet (especially soaked with oil) are fire hazards I wouldn't want in my shop area.

I have a 2 post lift for the modern stuff, but just can't figure out how to lift a Model T with it. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 11:22 pm:

IF you can worry about a 4 ft. by 4 ft. piece of cardboard sitting against the wall or something waiting to be slid under a car and crawled on I would say you do not have much else to worry about.
The guys I worked with didn't use oil soaked cardboard and carpet, I just say if you did drip some in the carpet it was hard to notice until....
oh never mind I gotta go throw out my Snap-On and Lisle wooden creepers before the whole block burns down. Hammer handles too. And shop manuals.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Monday, July 08, 2013 - 12:37 am:

When I use a creeper it automatically creeps the wrong way in use.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By scott hohensee on Monday, July 08, 2013 - 02:15 am:

If you know anyone in the collision business ask them to save the foam that is used to cover new bumpers with. it's about 3/8" thick and comes covered with a vinyl coating. i use it often and when done i wipe it down and roll it up, and place it in a safe area for storage. i use smaller pieces to kneel on.


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