Hand Tools

The Specialized Tools Of Traditional Hot Rodding

I thought you guys would get a kick out of this… A couple of weeks ago, I started a thread on the H.A.M.B. asking folks to take pictures of the vintage tools they use to work on their hot rods. The result is a honey pot of amazing images and tools.

I really, really like this stuff…

Check it out.

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Weaver Degree Alignment Plates

I thought you guys would get a kick out of the above… Essentially, they are 1940’s era degree alignment plates made by Weaver. My buddy found them at an abandoned sign shop of all places and they are now hard at work in his hot rod shop.

I love stuff like this.

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01 DIMENSIONING DEVICE

This is one of those ideas that could really change the workflow of a lot of people. It’s a measuring device that is sort of in the infancy of its development, but already shows amazing potential.

Details here.

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Vintage Craftsman Ratchet

“Tooling” around on Google and stumbled upon the above ratchet… and fell in love. Anyone know anything about this one? I’m no vintage Craftsman expert at all, but I’ve never seen one with such a grip. Homemade maybe?

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Who The Hell Is PowerTorque Tools?

So I’m in my local O’Reilly Auto Parts store and while waiting on the incompetent parts guy to look up the irrelevant year, make, and model of a part that I was looking for, I peeped something on the “impulse buy” rack that shocked me. A company selling tools under the name of “PowerTorque” had apparently ripped off my great uncle’s wrench design and are now hocking them at O’Reilly.

Check it out.

Rad Chinese made tool, right? Now, dig on the patent my family filed in 1915.

What’s old is now new again… Bastards.

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