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rhyspw

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210 posts

78 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
I'm about to start a project building a car and as I now have my own place a long way from my folks (Dad has all the tools) I am in the position that I need to build my own tool collection quickly. I currently have some essentials but need a lot of stuff -> Off the top of my head in no particular order:

4 Tall axle stands
Big pillar drill
Punches
Pullers
Impact wrenches
Air ratchet & Assorted Air tools
Impact sockets
More assorted sockets and spanners
Engine hoist
Compressor
Mig welder
Heavy duty Screw driver set
T bar Allen key set
Crows feet
Loads of random nuts and bolts, zinc coated and stainless
Spray gun
Oil can
Angle grinder
Bench grinder
Long reach sockets 1/2" or 3/4" sq drive
Wire brushes
Breaker bars
Wire stripper and crimping tool
Flare nut spanners
Taps and dies
Compression tester
Dremel
Pop riveter
Assorted sockets and extensions mainly 1/2 and 3/4 drive
Swivel sockets
Sharpening stones
Small Hoover
Small lathe - Myford ML7 etc
Torx - inc security ones
All the little stuff you accumulate over years that you don’t realize you need it until you need it!

I am sure i have forgotten loads in the above but you get the picture. The main question here is does anybody know of a place where I can look to get loads of stuff in a garage clear out etc? Buying all of the above brand new doesn’t make any sense so was hoping I could get a job lot off someone.


Clivew

254 posts

61 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
What are you planning on building? I built a Cobra replica a good few years back and didn't need anything like the amount of tools in your list.

Drop Test b3nxj

1,091 posts

100 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
what do you mean by "quickly"?

i have been building up my tool collection for 20 years and i still dont have everything on your list. .

do you have a bugdet?


rhyspw

Original Poster:

210 posts

78 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Scooby track day car. A couple of things are not nessesary just nice to have.

ch427

1,186 posts

119 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
try a car show with an autojumble, lots of stuff on offer there. Normally only draper and bergen stuff there but its fine for the diyers needs
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phillpot

8,189 posts

69 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all


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Snake the Sniper

2,419 posts

87 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Most of that list will only be needed for serious fabrication work. If you're buying most of the parts in, a basic set of hand tools will do 95%+ of the things that need doing.

phillpot

8,189 posts

69 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all

3/4" drive sockets yikes

What are you building, a lorry ?

mr.man

410 posts

102 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Essential.

Large book of knowledge and technique!

doogz

23,288 posts

73 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
phillpot said:
3/4" drive sockets yikes

What are you building, a lorry ?
Maybe he means 3/8"?

I have a set of 3/4" sockets, but that's because my Dad was a lorry mechanic. Never used them on anything other than my lorry.

rhyspw

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210 posts

78 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
doogz said:
Maybe he means 3/8"?

I have a set of 3/4" sockets, but that's because my Dad was a lorry mechanic. Never used them on anything other than my lorry.
yep i mean 3/8" -> head fart. Have picked up a big load of snap on tools from an old boy selling up today for very little money so a very good start!

Including 3/8" drive sockets not 3/4" smile

theshrew

4,510 posts

70 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
One of the blokes at work is Lidl king he goes every Thursday to pick up bargains. Apparenty he was saying eary this week Axle Stands are in today ( i think ) if not its next week. Have a look on the website.

rhyspw

Original Poster:

210 posts

78 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
theshrew said:
One of the blokes at work is Lidl king he goes every Thursday to pick up bargains. Apparenty he was saying eary this week Axle Stands are in today ( i think ) if not its next week. Have a look on the website.
Brilliant thanks, ill nip out and get some tomorrow

doogz

23,288 posts

73 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
rhyspw said:
Brilliant thanks, ill nip out and get some tomorrow
I got a cracking big sturdy set of ratchet axle stands in Costco last week.

Must better than the wobbly collapsible things with the pin secure arrangement I've been using, and my other big big lorry ones are non height adjustable.

Wedg1e

24,992 posts

151 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
rhyspw said:
Small lathe - Myford ML7 etc
There are better lathes than the Myford for car work; it's a bit light for heavy duty cuts and won't accept e.g. brake discs. Can be extremely accurate but you'd better be sitting down when you find out how much a really good one will cost.
Go for a Boxford instead, or better still a Colchester if you have the space (the Boxie still won't take brake discs unless old and small).

Lunablack

3,473 posts

48 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
Couple of torque wrenches..... Big n smallsmile
Levers
Cold chisel.... Punch set
Decent 18" breaker bar.
Soldering iron
Crawler
Decent dust bin

Conian

7,950 posts

87 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
buy this, your life is not complete without one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24-Inch-610mm-Adjstable-...

alfaspecial

141 posts

26 months

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Saturday 20th October 2012 quote quote all
Out of noseyness what car are you building?
If it's a kit car you might be interested in next weeks Exeter Kit Car Show. (not too far from Bristol)
http://www.exeterkitcarshow.co.uk/


Haven't been myself but I know from past experiences these show usually have reasonable autojumbles


If it's a nice day I might pop down I like car shows that are 'free' for exhibitors!

arty3706

2 posts

24 months

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Sunday 21st October 2012 quote quote all
machine mart do have a lot of bits,n,peices and they will send you a catalog foc .but hay 3/4 " socketts hhahha just a tad big for that type of project tank.ho and dont trust all the instructions .good luck
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