I don't know of anyone making forged L shaped shackles so I have to rebuild originals. I made this tool from an piece of T rear axle. The hole in the end is threaded.
The shackle is built up with my mig welder and the screwed into the holder to be centre bored.
The built up shackle is the turned down to size between centres.
Once turned to size, the centre hole is welded up and file finished.
Hope this is of use to somebody.
Allan from down under.
Very neat tooling, well done. KGB
Nice tool and nice work.
All -- for a look at the previous home made tools from the 2014 thread please see: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/421934.html?1420203269 .
Hap l9l5 cut off
I like that. It's much simpler than mine.
Hap, there is also a second homemade tool thread #2. I do not know how to do links. you may want to link it also...
Im trying to do a link to homemade tools #2
Looks like it worked, Thanks Mike, I guess you know you have probably created a "link monster" .
There'll be no stopping you now!
What method did you use to harden it?
Adam, the tool is as turned from the T axle.
I do not harden the shackles. I always use bronze bushings in the spring and perches and see no reason to go into hardening the pins.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
coil box gluing clamp
I didn't invent this. It's just a copy I made. For checking oil petcocks without crawling under the car.
Trembler Coil Test Set
This is not a T specific tool but It has been copied by others who have seen it and I have used it for about 30 years. It is a set of bolt bins made from one gallon paint thinner cans. There is a lot of different things that come in the gallon cans, so they are easy to find. Most body shops have a lot of them. The rack is one, 4 X 8 sheet of 1/2 inch plywood with 1 X 12 inch shelves. Nail or screw them good as the cans can be heavy when full. I leave about one inch above the cans to allow for overfilling and they slide out and "tip" to see in better. I cut the side out of the can and leave about 3/4 inch on the sides to roll into the inside and hammer flat, I cut both ends flush with the ends. I also round the corners as I cut and it makes for a stronger corner and less likely to cut yourself on it. A narrow pointy knife works very well to cut them quickly.