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John Mitzel

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From: Chester,NH USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 01-03-2001 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Mitzel   Click Here to Email John Mitzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Time to retire the old Craftsman wood creeper. Saw one in a Griots' Garage catalog that looked pretty nice - dropped rails, adjustable headrest, etc for about $100.
Also saw a stool creeper that looked nice and would save wear and tear onthe knees.
Anybody have any experience with either creeper or with Griots Garage?

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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 01-03-2001 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess that Griot's is ok but you could probably get the same kind at a more attractive price. I used to get their catalog but they seemed a bit pricey.

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From: Saco, Maine USA
Registered: May 99

posted 01-04-2001 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never really liked using creepers. I'd rather have a big piece of cardboard.

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From: Gadsden, Al
Registered: Aug 99

posted 01-04-2001 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as creepers go: The best one I have ever seen is "The Bone" my father-in-law has one. It may suddenly vanish one of these days hehehe.

Take a look:
pricey, but I did find it one sale for $73 at

I have one of the sitting creeper stools. It is very handy for brake jobs, but that's about it.

David Cole

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From: i'm livin' in my own private idaho.....heh heh....well... ok... really its central NC !!. M&M member #92
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-05-2001 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well..... off topic a little bit...

i have rescued broken office chairs from my place of employment and given them to a coupla friends for their garages....

the backs were broken off of the chairs, so you have this cool little rolling, adjustable height, soft bottom shop stool.... anyways, for freebies they are pretty handy for "squat" jobs!

otherwise i have no advice...just buttin' in!! ha ha

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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-05-2001 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by kwazykat:
they are pretty handy for "squat" jobs! kk

Hey Kaylin , thats a great idea !!!! Squat jobs though....that scares me !!!

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From: Granada Hills, Ca., USA
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-29-2001 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PJHMustang   Click Here to Email PJHMustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My dad was a mechanic and after his untimely death in 1961 I inherited his Snap-on tools and the "Jeepers creeper". The creeper was several years old then and is still going strong in my garage. Probably not much chance of buying one like it today.

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