COMMENTS WELCOME, HELP ME OUT HERE GENTELMEN



Re: COMMENTS WELCOME, HELP ME OUT HERE GENTELMEN

Postby grumpyvette » October 30th, 2010, 10:45 am

now obviously many guys never get to the point in the hobby where they get into fabricating custom parts
many guys get by with hand tools and maybe a drill press, but for those guys that might want to experiment or know they can make a better part, youll require a few tools like a decent TIG WELDER,or MIG WELDER , a MILL,DRILL PRESS,AND A LATHEyour choices are almost endless and the chances of buying really good USED equipment , from a business that's moving or closing or upgrading,if you keep looking around and researching your options are excellent.
theres a tendency to buy the least expensive tools when first starting out, but that's seldom a great idea, you sure don,t want to spend the cash for top of the line tools when your first starting out either because you can very easily spend many multi thousands of dollars on basic tools and required tooling and accessories, that you'll seldom use in many cases,so think thru your needs.
but remember if you have the tools and acquire the skills there a great deal of satisfaction, in building custom parts and theres potential money to be made

heres some basic choices, your needs may be far different but you can do about 99% of auto related work with these tools, and yes I'm fully aware that for many guys this is just a dream list, and for some of the more skilled the list contains less than top of the line imports that are not ideal for more than hobby use.


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http://www.welders-direct.com/merchant2 ... ode=907321
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http://www.welders-direct.com/merchant2 ... de=K1855-4
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http://www.grizzly.com/products/12-Spee ... ress/G7947
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http://www.grizzly.com/products/Milling ... Feed/G6760
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http://www.welders-direct.com/merchant2 ... ode=907422
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http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-x-22-Bench-Top-Metal-Lathe/G0602

a basic working lathe , drill press and mill,suitable for a good deal of auto work can be purchased NEW at a reasonable cost,

every shop needs at least a decent drill press, and a decent welder



and every drill press or mill needs a decent adjustable vise

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http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-Preci ... ise/SB1217

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=970&p=2373&hilit=+drill+press#p2373

and HAVING a mill and lathe is a HUGE ADVANTAGE

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2198&p=5909&hilit=+milling+machine#p5909

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=993&p=4129&hilit=+milling+machine#p4129


Ive got 4 different types of QUALITY welders,(TIG,MIG,ARC,OXY/ ACETYLENE, ) and a 2500 lb mill, (with added accessories)and cheap drill press, and a 12 ton hydraulic press, a lift for the cars , compressor, air tools,engine crane and engine stands,and a 2600sq ft shop,but its taken 45 plus years to get to that point
but I can,t as YET afford a decent LATHE, but Im always looking for that great deal
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: COMMENTS WELCOME, HELP ME OUT HERE GENTELMEN

Postby grumpyvette » March 30th, 2013, 6:46 pm

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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