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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 07-12-2006 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
One of the wisest things I think I've done for my restoration lately is buy what I call 'assembly tools' which are brand new 6 point sockets and a composite 3/8" ratchet. Bolting parts on with the brand new sockets keeps the bolts clean and the composite ratchet prevents chipping paint with the handle or with the body of the tool.

I got my ratchet from CarQuest and it's currently on sale for $9.95. I don't normally buy 'offshore tools' but I made an exception with this ratchet. {The sockets are Craftsman, of course.}

A tip my brother came up with: To avoid chipping the paint on painted bolts, put cellophane on the head before putting the socket on. It works.

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V8 Thumper
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 07-13-2006 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
A tip my brother came up with: To avoid chipping the paint on painted bolts, put cellophane on the head before putting the socket on. It works.


That's a cool tip

I made plastic 'washers' out of milk bottles to place under body fasteners when adjusting panels. Keeps the freshly painted flanges from getting all scored up when shifting them around. Works great for fenders, hoods, any painted surface you want to protect

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 07-13-2006 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Dang you guys are hard core. Thats why I'll never get into resto jobs. If it's modded-custom no one will ever know what it should look like.

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