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Unread 01-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Unwilling to pay $30+ for a piece of red plactic to engage/disengage hubs, made this up in about 10 minutes from some scrap PVC pipe and a hacksaw. then dropped it into some harbor freight plasti tool dip. My warn hubs are pretty rashed up and do not turn easily anymore. Some use plyers that just muck up the hubs even more.

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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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maybe drill a hole in the opposite end to shove a screwdriver through for a little more leverage? also easier to use when you have on gloves or the tube is slippery. just a thought.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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Just to warn you, PVC gets brittle when cold. Might want to get yourself a piece of ABS pipe (the black stuff) and make one out of that. ABS is a little more forgiving of the cold.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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its not failed in 3 winters if near daily use, and it was just fab'd up on a lark. plan was to mock it in PVC then copy one iusing metal tubing, but since it works so well, why bother. And the tool dip makes for great gripage-- never slips in open or gloved hand. if/when it ever fails, then i'll make one up from some scrap DOM i have laying around.
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