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Unread 02-27-2006, 01:58 AM   #1
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don't use a 4' cheater bar with a 3/8" ratchet and extension (pics!!!)

just as the title says....

while i was putting on the lift, i couldn't get the main spring eye bolt out, so we got a 4' cheater bar and extension and tried to break the bolt loose.... well the extension snapped and flew across the garage and almost killed me.....





the bolt was stuck so badly i had to get a giang monkey wrench, strap it up to the bolt, then use a floor jack to rotate it to break the bolt.... ugh

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Unread 02-27-2006, 02:08 AM   #2
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If it wasn't for 4' cheater bars on 12" extensions on 3/8ths sockets, nothing would ever get done in my garage. Never had one fly though. I usually end up doing all the flying, with the occasional cartwheel. Me and my brother are the case against lifetime guarantees.
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Unread 02-27-2006, 04:53 AM   #3
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I've done that. I also twisted the head off a grade 8 bolt that way with a long breaker bar!
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Unread 02-27-2006, 05:23 AM   #4
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not a cheater bar a persuasion tool
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Unread 02-27-2006, 06:45 AM   #5
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Had a similar experience with a 36mm socket, a 3/8 to 1/2 adapter and a 3ft bar. Almost lost an eye and my knuckles.
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Unread 02-27-2006, 06:48 AM   #6
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I have found that 1/2" drive sockets are well worth the money, nothing life threatning but I havehad stuff go flying before as well
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Unread 02-27-2006, 06:49 AM   #7
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Sounds like an average day in our shop, the broken tools are starting to out number the good ones
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Unread 02-27-2006, 07:32 AM   #8
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I woulda said, "Screw it."

Time to break out the sawzall.
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Unread 02-27-2006, 07:37 AM   #9
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i've never had it happen, not even on the willys.

a good (overnight) soak in penetrol, a bit of heat (sometimes), and the proper tool with the proper technique seems to get it done.

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Unread 02-27-2006, 07:52 AM   #10
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i watched my uncle twist the threaded shank of a 2" receiver ball off once with a 24" breaker bar....that is a lot of stainless steel to twist around.. leverage is amazing
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Unread 02-27-2006, 08:29 AM   #11
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Last time a bolt gave me trouble, I used a defensmans lacrosse stick (6 feet). Broke through a few stripped lugnuts like butter.
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I have about a 4 foot long piece of steal tubing thats thick as hell and weighs about 15lbs. Yeah.... that and my impact are my best friends
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I see you're playing CS in the background there.
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Ive BLOWN UP the head on 1" cap screw at work. The screw was stuck in a mold base so we put about 10' of pipe on it with 2 or 3 guys on the end of it pushing
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