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Re: The real reason we work on our own cars... (archive)

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Posted by dudel on August 28, 2001 at 10:05:12:

In Reply to: The real reason we work on our own cars... posted by Marlin on August 27, 2001 at 17:59:07:

Actually, it was my wife who suggested I start working on cars. I has always wanted to get into this hobby; but when I started, I had zip for tools. She encouraged my activities (never complained when I brought more cars/tools home). She said it would be cheaper than a 20 year old blond. In the long run I'm sure she is right. She did not even blink when I got the lift installed in the garage or when I had the new four car 30'x35' garage built.

All I do is write software to pay for the toys. All in all, not too bad at all.


is to justify getting new tools!

When the dealer wants $611 to change out the 2 front shocks, and I can buy them for $75 each from BMA, well, I can buy a LOT of tools for that difference.

Just FYI... I got a remanufactured impact wrench from Campbell Hausfeld (sp?) for $40, and it's there "pro" model, not their cheap one. Works great.

Also picked up a 10-150lb 1/2" Mac torque wrench at the pawn shop for $70. Calibrated fine. But, be careful at buying tools at pawn shops tho. They're usually worn out.

The new BOGE Automatic shocks are great. What a difference.


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