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    Posted: 31 Dec. 2012 at 9:37am
Someone on Metalmeet posted this site and if you want to kill a few hours of time, click the link.
 
 
 
I have an old meat saw , might be doing a metal bandsaw conversion on it after seeing all the ones sucessfully done there. There are machine shop tools, engine and body stands, welding stuff, all kinds of goodies.
 
I took an old sidebox from a Semi and put four heavy angle iron legs on it, Using some angle I had picked up at the Restore up by Dennis last summer. Now I have a great workbench for the back porch. When it is too cold to work out in the garage I can fire up the woodstove and work in toasty comfort on the back porch. Already built a Poulan chainsaw from two junk ones on it , and when the neighbor boy comes up for his small engine classes we are going to use it for that. (We are rebuilding my VW engine as a first project )
 
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Daaaaaaang!!
 
Thanks for that diversion......something else to do anytime I'm bored. LOL
 
Great fun!!
 
 

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The vehicle vice was the first thing I saw and many times I have thought about making one.
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Originally posted by ralf ralf wrote:

The vehicle vice was the first thing I saw and many times I have thought about making one.
 
 
Great idea for sure but it's kinda already been manufactured (and patented)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Neat vice but I would probably just buy a yard sale vice and mount it to the bumper or a slide in receiver tube. $159 is a lot to spend on a vice.
 
A mobile vice is a really useful tool. We have to do minor repairs on our equipment for work, and the trailer with the vice mounted on it gets used frequently to fix the other trailer. If the other trailer isn't around I have to use C clamps and vice grips to hold something to wherever I can clamp it to.
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I was thinking of a piece of 2 x 2 square tube with a plate welded to it and a vice bolted to the plate.  I have a small Warn winch mounted the same way.

My ideal pick-up truck would have a gun rack in the back window with a 4 foot mason's level hanging in it and a vise on the back bumper.Wink

My buddy, a mason, caries such a level.  A few years ago, a couple young punks were going to whip his butt and flagged him down on a back street.  As he climbed out of his truck he noticed that one of the boys had something in his hand that looked like a large padlock.  So, he reached in the truck and pulled out his level to equal the odds.  He wore both those boys out and they got a warrant for him.  A lawyer friend of mine represented him and he had to pay a small fine.  I am sure it was worth every penny he paid!
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Originally posted by F Bill F Bill wrote:

$159 is a lot to spend on a vice.
 
Very true and I agree......but $40k is alot to spend on a jeep that essentually does the same thing as an old 2A too.....sadly, there is a market for a $159 vice.
 
 
Originally posted by F Bill F Bill wrote:

A mobile vice is a really useful tool.
 
 
One of our original members here, Battlehook, had the first 2A mounted vice I ever saw and I thought it was a neat idea then....it was a small vice mounted to the passenger side corner of the draw bar. (not an ideal place, he admited, but "...it has helped change a few u joints since it's been there")
 
The one thing about all those receiver hitch mounted accessories is hauling all of them. I constantly think of neat uses for receiver hitches, but you can't carry all of them. Still a good idea though. (I realize ya don't have to carry them)Wink
 
 
 
 

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Sadly, All My Vices travel with me!!Embarrassed
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LOL  LOL  That's a good one..
 
 
 
 

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Originally posted by sandusky sandusky wrote:

Sadly, All My Vices travel with me!!Embarrassed
 
 
I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices.
- Mark Twain, a Biography

In my early manhood and in middle life I used to vex myself with reforms every now and then. And I never had occasion to regret these divergencies for, whether the resulting deprivations were long or short, the rewarding pleasure which I got out of the vice when I returned to it always paid me for all that it cost.
- Autobiography of Mark Twain
 
I don't think I can add to that.................................
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If you have one vice and find another one to take along  is that ... advice you have
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in the hitch i have a anvil for a cover. i have use a few times. the plates on the truck say ANVIL 1 .
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Hi Guys,

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Originally posted by F Bill F Bill wrote:

Someone on Metalmeet posted this site and if you want to kill a few hours of time, click the link.
 
 
Don't go to the link unless you have time to kill. Big smile

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