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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
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posted 12-08-2003 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to buy my father inlaw a cool tool. But the guy has about everything. Do you guys have any idea's for me. He's does everything from home repair to body work to engine ect.

Thanks guys.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-08-2003 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's the price range?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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Fastymz
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posted 12-08-2003 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like most things Steve not as much as I'd like to give. I'd say around $100-$150 or so. He's always there to help me. Loans me tools and keeps me from half a$$ing stuff.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-08-2003 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's quite a bit.

How about a tool cabinet? Nobody ever has enough tool storage space, the top is handy as bench space, and it makes for a big package to hand him.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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Fastymz
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posted 12-08-2003 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep in mind he did almost all the bondo work to my car. He lets me use his garage anytime I want to ect, he's a great guy. I'd like to spend less but if I have to go that high I will.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-08-2003 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or a nice timing light?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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Fastymz
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posted 12-08-2003 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm going to drive you crazy. He has both of those things. He build his own garage put in lots of storage and working table tops. He has a large welder, a big air compressior.

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lonewolf
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posted 12-08-2003 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf   Click Here to Email lonewolf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1. MacTools has pretty cool fine tooth ratchets. I picked up a set of 3 for around $50 at the Mile High Nationals a couple of years ago. Makes working in tight spaces really nice.

2. One of the best stocking stuffers I have ever rec'd was an AutoMeter tire pressure gauge that uses a dial face.

3. Auto dimming welding helmet lens.

4. Makita 9227C sander/buffer that maintains constant speed when under load or free wheeling. These are a little over the $$ range but for $199 at the AutoBody Store (www.autobodystore.com) it's a great deal.

5. If he is a Jesse James fan, Mac Tools also has a Jesse James limited edition set of tools.

HTH,

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capri man
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posted 12-08-2003 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sams club has a nice set of goodyear racing chrome and blue jackstands for $22 a pair. the big ones. also they got an alum. jack for about $140

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everything else is just a game.
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Fastymz
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posted 12-08-2003 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mike I'll have to get me a pair of those jack stands.
I'm not kidding about the fact this guy as a lot tools already. We never try to buy each what we already have. He is always getting nice tools. I'd like to find him sonething alittle different that he could use.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-08-2003 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a nice pair of zirchromium encrusted tweezers?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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Fastymz
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posted 12-08-2003 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a 70 vert
He does have a 55 F100. I've got him a few parts for that over the years. But he's alot like you Steve he likes everything org, or first class, on a poor mans budget.
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14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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BlueMule
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posted 12-09-2003 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try a set of these...

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=GIFT&pid=00941 627000

Not too expensive and it shows some imagination and thought. The burger turner is rated at 3/4 pound too. It's probably better quality than the rest of their tools. I have a set and they sure get people talking when you have a bunch over for a BBQ.

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

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V8 Thumper
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posted 12-09-2003 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
18* 'wobble' extensions 3/8 drive, or GearWrenches. Both worth thier weight in gold

Or, those 'automatic' wire strippers. They're cool and fun to play with

Butane mini-torch, great for soldering and heat-shrink

A degree wheel kit, with magnetic base dial indicator and wheel (so you can borrow it )

Micrometers

Or, I'm sure Snap-on, Mac, (NOT Matco )ect. have gift certificates available

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-09-2003 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
How about a 70 vert
He does have a 55 F100. I've got him a few parts for that over the years. But he's alot like you Steve he likes everything org, or first class, on a poor mans budget.

I don't like everything original.

He'd be happy with any of these gifts we've mentioned. Pick the one you'd most like to borrow.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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V8 Thumper
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posted 12-09-2003 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought a real slick valvespring compressor from Snap-On, to be used with the heads installed. You use one stud nut as a fulcrum, pull down and compress the spring. You must have a means of filling the cylinder with compressed air to keep the valves from falling into the cylinder , like a leak-down kit or a compression tester hose with the schrader valve removed.

It was only $20~something, and works alot better than the one I made

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Fastymz
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posted 12-10-2003 01:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the help.
You don't know how ture that is Steve.

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