Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

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Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby Racin'Jacin » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:59 pm

Hold on!!!!!! I'm not THAT cheap!!!!!!

But wait! I AM welding brake lines!!!! hmnnn...

I needed a "T" fitting for the vacuum line - it was simply easier and faster than running up to the parts store. No really it was....I wasn't actually being CHEAP this time...really!

That's my story and I am sticking to it!!!!

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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby Fred32v » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:47 pm

I've seen alot, but I've never seen anything like that. :lol:
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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby Basement Paul » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:23 am

That's awesome!

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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby GMJohnny » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:59 pm

Jacin...

At the rental store we are masters of "make it work." We need a guy like you
around the shop! That vacuum t is the best I've seen!! I'm still laughing about
it. Nice job!

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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby Racin'Jacin » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:31 pm

Thanks guys, it's my inner "MacGyver" coming out!!!

It's FUN making parts from whatever you have laying around.

Did I ever mention making a trans dipstick tube from an old (steel) LAWN chair? True story - still on my Rambler today and you'd never know to look at it. Thanks Grandma!

Or what about making brake fittings out of bolts? Those are still on my '47 Ford truck!

Bulkhead fittings made from bolts - still on my '34 Plymouth.

I bet we all have some neat parts "used ta be" stories.

Those are some of mine - what are yours???

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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby TireSmoker » Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:17 pm

You need your own TV show.. :-)

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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby Basement Paul » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:25 pm

Most of mine are just "specialty tools" made from misc crap laying around just to get the job done. PVC pipe and cap as a seal installation tool comes to mind, but I know I've done this multiple times in life. I'll have to pay more attention next time I'm in the garage.

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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby Maverick » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:29 pm

Basement Paul wrote:Most of mine are just "specialty tools" made from misc crap laying around just to get the job done. PVC pipe and cap as a seal installation tool comes to mind, but I know I've done this multiple times in life. I'll have to pay more attention next time I'm in the garage.

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Me too. 4" PVC cap was just right to install the one-piece rear seal in the Windsor.
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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby Racin'Jacin » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:21 pm

OK guys time for an update to the car parts fixes! Today while working on a basement project I broek the packing nut for the utility tub. Argghhh! So I ended up cobbling a brass fitting for my junk drawer (had to change the threads) and then jammed a rear main seal from a 392 Hemi for the actual packing. So far so good, now back to the ACTUAL project I was supposed to be working on!!!

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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby Basement Paul » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:55 am

Make sure you mark the part number on the outside, you know, in case you ever have to replace it.... :)

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Re: Cheap Bastage is at it again - welding brake lines!

Postby Noisy Cricket » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:24 pm

I made a PCV adaptor for a Subaru 2.5 turbo engine out of a piece of tubing I cut from the fender/cowl brace from a '67 Fairlane... it was a disturbingly perfect fit into the bizarre internal-diameter O-ring PCV valve that Subaru used on the STi.



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