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Offline 406steve

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Workshop tips,hacks & home made tools.
« on: April 29, 2020, 06:26:14 pm »
Thought I would start a thread here for workshop tips & home made tools etc doesn't have to be Unimog or M.B Trac specific but would prefer if they were relevant  for either or their implements.

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Re: Workshop tips,hacks & home made tools.
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 06:37:12 pm »
One of my favourites is removing broken studs by either welding a nut or washer on & then just unscrew them.


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Re: Workshop tips,hacks & home made tools.
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 06:44:57 pm »
Another one is removing bearings from a tight housing using a weld bead to shrink it.




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Re: Workshop tips,hacks & home made tools.
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 10:03:50 am »
The welding a nut to a bolt is a personal favourite of mine, it proovides a heating and "quenching" element at the same time. Another method to stop the bolt snapping is to work it back and forth a bit, for example 1 turn out, half turn in, 1 turn out, can be time consuming but it's saved a lot of bolts in my time.
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