Just thought this would be interesting to go along with some of the other "What did you..." threads.
Doesn't have to be made from metal, or for the garage/truck/shop or anything!
Here's mine for today:
I have a small press that sits at the end of where I keep my steel tubing... it's always in the way and is a pain to move around and it was also too low to use comfortably.
I cut some 2x.125" square tubing, sandblasted and bedlined it, added some casters and then bolted it to the bottom of the press. Easy to move and the extra 4" of height brings it up to a level that's just a little more comfortable.
Next up was a jig to make it easier for me to weld my spring perches on my 8.8" axle that's going in my '68 Mustang.
I used the same 2" square tubing for everything. The main piece is 46" long and I had to stack two more pieces on each end to get enough clearance for the axle to sit on top.
The top block has a centered 1/2" hole so I can bolt the original axle to it and measure my pinion angle. Once I have the measurement I can then bolt the new perches onto it and set my new 8.8 on it, rotate to the correct pinion angle and tack the perches in place. As long as I make sure my jig is level, I should be good to go!
Now post up what you've built today!
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