Like my dad always did, if you don't have the right tool make do and if you can't make do make the tool. lol
I've got an entire drawer full of wrenches that are bent in all kinds of odd angles and tools that dad made instead of waiting until the tool man came around. Funny thing is that being a mechanic for 45 years and working in a major dealership he had the smallest toolbox in the entire shop. The tool man really didn't like my dad because out of the entire shop dad was the only guy that he didn't collect a weekly check from.
Originally Posted by Goat Herder
I can't count how many times I used old bearing races and a hammer to get new bearings put in. Very common practice.
Got a bunch of those in that drawer too.