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Unread 05-03-2012, 11:58 AM   #646
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What a great thread -- all 43 pages. Well.....there does seem to be a lot of Jeep stuff clogging up the nice photos.

One comment: I find that some bright yellow or orange paint is helpful on black tools like the pry bar -- or I tend to put them down in the dirt/leaves and then can't find them or forget them.

One other comment: There should be an easy way to highlight which pages have nice photos, and which pages have just Jeep photos.

Great job though, nice build. Thanks for sharing.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 11:58 AM   #647
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Even for Greta, I think a Gau/8 would overgross just a bit! But I like the way you are thinking!


Think of it as the Final Mod. You know, after 2.5 or 5 Ton axles are swapped in, a frame constructed of I-beam is fabbed up. You know, prerequisite **** like that LoL
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Unread 05-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #648
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Who'd have thunk there'd ever be a full write up on a pry bar?
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Unread 05-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #649
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What a great thread -- all 43 pages. Well.....there does seem to be a lot of Jeep stuff clogging up the nice photos.

One comment: I find that some bright yellow or orange paint is helpful on black tools like the pry bar -- or I tend to put them down in the dirt/leaves and then can't find them or forget them.

One other comment: There should be an easy way to highlight which pages have nice photos, and which pages have just Jeep photos.

Great job though, nice build. Thanks for sharing.
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Yeah, I know...I keep throwing Jeep-related crap into an otherwise-decent thread.

Actually, I'm going to include an index in the first post. It'll have "Completed Mods" or some other such title and references to specific pages. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

I also agree with the yellow/orange paint suggestion...I thought of that, myself, just a few minutes ago. I might get some day-glow orange or just a few strips of reflective tape. Great suggestions, though! Thank you!
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Unread 05-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #650
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Best non-tool tool I have in my shop and would work well for this kit is the top piece of my Craftsman floor jack handle.

It's just the right length and sturdy enough for cheater-bar use, heavy enough to use as a hammer/BFH but, what makes it truly useful is that one end necks down where it slides inside the lower part of the handle in it's intended use. This allows me to use it as a cheater bar on all sizes of things, a 1/2" ratchet (yes, I know not to use cheater bars on them, but this is the wasteland we're talking about here, right?) fits perfectly in the larger end and a 3/8" ratchet fits perfectly in the smaller end. It would be ideal to add to your prybar.

Last thing is that it has a hole in the necked-down section that you'd use to bolt it to the lower piece of the handle and that hole can be used for all number of things (like securing a chain/spike ball to make a mace!)

This isn't the exact jack I have, but the bottom handle part shown here is exactly like what I have:

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Unread 05-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #651
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Thoroughly enjoying the thread!

Have you considered adding lockers to the build?
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Unread 05-03-2012, 04:24 PM   #652
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Unread 05-03-2012, 04:53 PM   #653
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Last thing is that it has a hole in the necked-down section that you'd use to bolt it to the lower piece of the handle and that hole can be used for all number of things (like securing a chain/spike ball to make a mace!)
Actually the weapon you describe is called a flail. A mace is a rod/staff with a fixed spiked part on one end. fun fact of the day.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 04:59 PM   #654
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You know, despite us guys being the simpler half of our species, I think this thread will help women understand us just a little better, our thoughts and desires, what have you. I just wish there was a thread like this one that would help us better understand them.

Also, Sundowner, I think the addition of something related to consumtion of beer on Greta's build agenda would be fitting. The Wasteland can get quite rough, beer might just take a bit of the edge off.
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Someone has a history with D&D... Hahaha :-)
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Unread 05-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #656
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Even for Greta, I think a Gau/8 would overgross just a bit! But I like the way you are thinking!
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Unread 05-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #657
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That crossed my mind too. Glad someone else agrees
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Unread 05-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #658
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Unread 05-03-2012, 08:14 PM   #659
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One use I have found for my hi lift is that the handle makes a great cheater bar. Thats about the best use I've found for that thing yet.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #660
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Actually I am just trying to subscribe ; but a cheater bar is very high on my list of favorite tools. What is so bad about using one?
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