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Old 05-24-2012, 01:20 AM
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Ford tie-rod tool

Needed a tool for alignment. Used a cold chisel and a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter. Heated the chisel with oxy/acet. and using a vise and hammer beat it into shape, quenched in motor oil. Cut the 3/8" part off the adapter so I could access both sides with a 1/2" ratchet and welded that to the newly beat chisel, heated red hot and quenched again in motor oil for stress relief. Seems to work....even better than I'd hoped.











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Old 05-24-2012, 09:55 AM
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Nice job, it beats the hell out of using a pipe wrench and really chewing up the adjuster sleeve. You should also post it up in the "What projects have you done for under $100"

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:28 AM
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Nice job, it beats the hell out of using a pipe wrench and really chewing up the adjuster sleeve. You should also post it up in the "What projects have you done for under $100"

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Pipe wrench just fights you as it tried to squeeze the sleeve closed the harder you pull on it, where as this (and the proper tools for the job) help to separate the sleeve a bit and help it to turn more freely.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:40 PM
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Pipe wrench just fights you as it tried to squeeze the sleeve closed the harder you pull on it, where as this (and the proper tools for the job) help to separate the sleeve a bit and help it to turn more freely.
Yup. I tried a pipe wrench before making this tool.

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