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Random Cool Tricks

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Meat, Dec 14, 2016.


  1. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I have a couple of those on my welding rig.
     
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  2. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I use the ratcheting tie down straps for a number of jobs requiring pulling or lifting things .
    Ive even used them expanding a tubeless tire, my usual tool was insufficient.

    The value of working inside the box is the discipline of good solid manufacturing consistency , people with no/limited imagination are perfect for .
    Some folk need the box , some work around the box, some don't even know there is a box. All three of these I have worked with in.
    Working on wave runners the skid plate is usually "lock tight" on the bolts but they tend to break, sea at first opportunity I use a glue called "adhesive M" made by OMC .it hardens but not permanently and makes it easier to do the job and at the same time bolts and parts are not being lost either.
    There are similar gasket adhesives lacquer based that perform better where there is high vibration.
    Learning the chemical break down of things can provide an advantage if your not afraid to learn.
    Most glues/paint have a solvent that is predictably evaporative , if you know the solvent you can extend the life of glue in a can that's gone hard.
    Learning to weld plastics takes learning that there are several types and they usually don't mix . Key is the temperature which they melt versus the temperature they separate their chemistry .(burn)
     
  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    ok im a little dumb, never seen these, you use them to slid in the door, pump it up to you can get a pry bar in the door?
     
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  4. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    You got it. With it deflated it can be inserted easily between the car and door frame, or anything else. At full pressure with shop air it's darn near round. There are easier ways to break into some cars, but using the old glow in the dark lock-out bar to operate the unlock switch or pull an inside handle is mostly foolproof. The airbag wedge is also very easy on paint.
     
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  5. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I honestly thought they were supposed to be slipped between the window and the door frame to ease getting your unlock tool into position. That's the only way I've ever used mine. I still have the bulb pump on mine.
     
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  6. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I've done this many times the latest was on Sunday on my step-son's garden tractor. Works pretty well esp. if you leave the tires out in the sun for awhile. A bit safer than ether and a match.
     
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  7. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

  8. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    This is another break-in technique that is extremely efficient on cars with lock buttons
    that stick above the door frame. (Use your imagination and picture the space between the bottles as the gap between the door frame and the door.) This is an extremely stout piece of plastic banding material that I got from a discarded pallet at Lowe's, but any plastic banding will work. This one needs no additional tools to slip between the door seal and frame.
    KIMG3281.
    KIMG3282.
    Once inserted into the door frame it will be pointed toward the interior of the car. To bend it toward the lock button (illustrated by the small dish washing soap bottle) you simply pull on the outer piece of banding material. Like magic, the loop that's formed will bend over toward the window and you can slip it over the button. Slide the two pieces to the bottom of the frame, increasing the tension and closing the loop around the button. Once you have it pulled tight, hold both ends firmly and pull up to lift the lock button.

    For cars with rounded or chrome lock pulls it may be necessary to add something abrasive or sticky to the fold of banding material. Sandpaper works great, as does reversed duct tape.

    You thought your locked car was secure?

    The alarm will sound on most locked cars when you open the door, but this is for educational purposes only, and you'll be working on your own car, so this is okay. ;)
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
  9. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    It pays to know what the insides of things look like .
     
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  10. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

  11. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    Something is not right,what’s making the wheel go round?
     
  12. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    small water hose above right side of wheel.
     
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  13. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

  14. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    KIMG3305.
    Ever try to drive a low car up onto a piece of wood so you can get a jack under it?
    If the wood doesn't scoot along in front of the tire or go flying out you're lucky. Really talented jack legs can hit the wood just right, slam on the brakes and slide the car on top of the wood all the way to their tool box.

    This is the solution. Rubber floor mat is screwed to the bottom of the wood. Zero drama. The car holds the wood down for you. :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
  15. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Often times I have to work on vehicles over dirt ,
    I have a old boogie board or a piece of card board to slide under the vehicle with, seeing the wheels of the creeper don't work on dirt.
     
  16. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    I do the same. We are both rated genius. :D
    My oldest Lab has a cool trick. He shakes his head when he has to pee at night. His ears go pop pop pop! Wakes me right up. Now the younger one is doing it after he does. Thinks it’s normal I guess. Lol. :D
     
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  17. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready! Site Supporter++

    My dogs do that too. I figured that was the dog version of getting a shiver when I have been holding it too long
     
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  18. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

  19. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

  20. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    ^^^^Amazing!!!!!
     
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