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I have a lift in the shop to use, but at home these race ramps I bought a couple weeks ago are pretty handy, my neighbor borrowed them this morning to change the filter/trans pan on his BMW. He said he was glad I spent the money. Lol
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Those are nice. Looks like it gets a lowered car's oil pan 12" or so in the air? My newest tool was 4 jacks stands, two lead weights, a couple pieces of conduit and fishing line to align my car. Alas, no pictures.
They’re 10” lift, so my oil pan is about 15” in the air.
 

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My new Mechammer planishing hammer. Haven’t done a lot with it so far but the tipping dies worked great.

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My new Mechammer planishing hammer. Haven’t done a lot with it so far but the tipping dies worked great.

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I’d love to play with one of those. My thumbs would probably be hamburger tho. Lol.
I visited Waldens Speed shop in LA, they had an awesome shop with vintage metal fab equipment. I would love to experiment and learn something with that equipment. Waldens also puts on metal working classes.
 

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The newest tool would have to be the transmission jack from HF. It can do the things I use to be able to.
I now am in search of a lift dealer in the 209 or 916 area code. Any recommended brands?
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I'm doing a lot of wiring, and two "tools" that I recently picked up have been great to use. Nothing big and fancy like you guys above LOL.

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This little DYMO labeler is great because in addition to regular labels, it prints shrink tubes in two sizes. So cool to know exactly which wire is what. Will be a great help to whomever owns this car down the road. The 2nd/3rd pix show the dual-post Jegs Junction Block I'm using to create a "Hot" post and a 12v Switched post (using a relay).

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I have a bigger, heavy duty heat gun that has a tendency to melt everything if your not careful. This one is a little smaller, its perfect for the labeled shrink tubes, love the little plug on shield that cooks the entire shrink tube.
 

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Just bought heat gun like yours. I like the tube attachment.
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New addition to the garage... not a tool, just entertainment. I had a 37" Vizio that crapped out on me a few months ago, it was working on RCA inputs but all 3 of the HDMI ports were dead. Put it down in the basement and got a new 43" set for the MBR, and eventually did some research on the Vizio. Found that one of the four PCBs inside might be the culprit, luckily found a electronics outfit on eBay that had a pulled board that was fully checked out. Cost me $30 shipped and I got 1 year warranty on the board. This set has a great 1080p picture and front-firing speakers but its not a Smart TV so I rigged it with a ChromeCast TV gadget (I'm a cable cutter) and got it all set up today. YouTubeTV lets me stream/dvr MotorTrend or whatever, and of course all the news, weather and sports.

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New addition to the garage... not a tool, just entertainment. I had a 37" Vizio that crapped out on me a few months ago, it was working on RCA inputs but all 3 of the HDMI ports were dead. Put it down in the basement and got a new 43" set for the MBR, and eventually did some research on the Vizio. Found that one of the four PCBs inside might be the culprit, luckily found a electronics outfit on eBay that had a pulled board that was fully checked out. Cost me $30 shipped and I got 1 year warranty on the board. This set has a great 1080p picture and front-firing speakers but its not a Smart TV so I rigged it with a ChromeCast TV gadget (I'm a cable cutter) and got it all set up today. YouTubeTV lets me stream/dvr MotorTrend or whatever, and of course all the news, weather and sports.

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That’s cool. I’ve hooked my garage tv to a basic $400-500. PC so now we can look at all kinds of car stuff, research instructions/How to’s, videos, shopping and just background noise while wrenching, also hooks to my holley efi tunning software ..
invaluable garage asset.. .👍🏻
 

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That’s cool. I’ve hooked my garage tv to a basic $400-500. PC so now we can look at all kinds of car stuff, research instructions/How to’s, videos, shopping and just background noise while wrenching, also hooks to my holley efi tunning software ..
invaluable garage asset.. .👍🏻
Yup... look under the TV I have a wired TP Link wifi booster, and on my bench I keep my old MacBookPro. Its only 13" but it gives me instant access to the internet at decent enough speeds to search and read and watch YouTube videos. And if I know the video, I can flip on the TV and change over to the YouTube App and watch the video on the"big" screen as well. There's also a 8-Port Gig Switch in the garage so if I want to hardwire the MBP I can do that, but having it untethered means I can put it on the air cleaner or the seat or in the trunk or... maybe even under the car LOL. I haven't done that yet, but its better than the iPad.

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