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Old 02-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Help identify the ratchet extensions on Wheeler Dealer.

OK so I've been addicted to the Wheeler Dealer series lately and I really like those ratchet extensions with the foam grips that the mechanic uses all the time. I looked through a few tool catalogs and didn't see anything like them, or even just foam grips. Does anyone know if they're just grips slid over the extension or is it from a British tool maker? What's the deal with them?
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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I think the show is sponsored by Teng Tools.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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I think the show is sponsored by Teng Tools.
He has a Teng Tools toolbox, I know that.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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I am a huge Wheeler Dealers fan, and what you are talking about is indeed
a Teng Tools 3/8" extension bar.... It's a great show... New series soon...
edit.... The grips are integrated into the the extension bar.


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Old 02-02-2012, 12:04 AM   #5
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I have also seen him use Wera Zyclops tools. Not a fan of the stupid design, and the prices, Not to sure why he uses them. Maybe its a foreign thing.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:21 AM   #6
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also a huge fan of the show. they explain the purchase and repairs of each car extremely well. however, the profit they make on each piece auto should include some labor time cost.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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Default Re: Help identify the ratchet extensions on Wheeler Dealer.

just came to post that Mike and Ed are awesome, and I have been following the show for years. Have learned quite a few tips from Ed (mechanic).

Good looking out on that extension, I was wondering the same thing! He usually uses Snap On stuff too......
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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I enjoy their lingo. Ed's "Top tips" and Mike's "crackin' motors". Spot on!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the responses.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #10
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I'm also addicted to this show. I was watching the dodge charger episode last night and saw a lot of teng tools on there so now the whole sponsorship thing makes sense lol. I don't think I had heard of them before seeing them on that show.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:09 AM   #11
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Big fan here as well! Anybody know what kinda of tool boxes Ed uses? I love the design painted on them.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:44 AM   #12
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I found this show a few years ago, I love the British lingo and the cars. Did you know that Ed has several world records?
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:31 AM   #13
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like what?
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:36 AM   #14
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Big fan here as well! Anybody know what kinda of tool boxes Ed uses? I love the design painted on them.
The tool boxes are all Teng, in fact the logo on them is Teng himself who was some kind of mythological figure in the far east.

Myself, I'm still trying to find out what make of bench vice Ed China uses, they only ever show the Made in England side...
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:26 AM   #15
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Think you will find the vice's are made by Record don't mind Ed but reckon that Mike is just annoying They did not finish that classic Citroen DS either, the rear suspension was leaking when Mike had taken the car to Ed and all he changed was the pressure accumulator valve assy & sphere with no more mentioned about the rear leaks and that does not rectify fluid leaks from the rear suspension units on these cars, I reckon tyre kicking Mike Brewer had bitten off more than he could chew on that one.
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Love watching the show, would never buy a car from them though. lol
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #17
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Think you will find the vice's are made by Record don't mind Ed but reckon that Mike is just annoying They did not finish that classic Citroen DS either, the rear suspension was leaking when Mike had taken the car to Ed and all he changed was the pressure accumulator valve assy & sphere with no more mentioned about the rear leaks and that does not rectify fluid leaks from the rear suspension units on these cars, I reckon tyre kicking Mike Brewer had bitten off more than he could chew on that one.
Brewer's phoney wheeler dealer persona used to really irritate me until he featured in a documentary series filmed in front line bases in Afghanistan, different guy altogether when he's got his serious head on, completely genuine.
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You got me wondering what documentary that was, so I looked it up. It looks good! Hopefully I can find it on Netflix.

http://www.yourdiscovery.com/web/fro...t-mike-brewer/
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #19
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The tool boxes are all Teng, in fact the logo on them is Teng himself who was some kind of mythological figure in the far east.

Myself, I'm still trying to find out what make of bench vice Ed China uses, they only ever show the Made in England side...
Thanks! They have to be some tough boxes to hold up to the things he puts on them, like the vw cabriolet motor. My Craftsman couldn't hold up to that.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #20
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Default Re: Help identify the ratchet extensions on Wheeler Dealer.

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The tool boxes are all Teng, in fact the logo on them is Teng himself who was some kind of mythological figure in the far east.

Myself, I'm still trying to find out what make of bench vice Ed China uses, they only ever show the Made in England side...
They are not Teng tool boxes and the logo is the one that Edd made up himself and is his company "Grease Junkie". He markets a brand of mechanics rubber gloves under it now.
http://www.greasejunkie.com/
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