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bams50
08-12-2009, 06:18 AM
Everybody should have one in their tool box!

http://tinyurl.com/r8red4


Yes, there are many ways to fanagle the nuts off, including grinding up a piece of just the right size tubing, or scratching the crap out of it with a screwdriver and hammer, but for the money this may be worth the investment;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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barnlark
08-12-2009, 08:24 AM
Congratulation on not losing that since 1970, Jeff. [:0] I can't say that about much in my tool box even though it contains tools inherited from both of my grandfathers and my dad. They all tend to end up in several places due to operator error, but eventually make it back in there.
I wish the picture was brighter for this Ebay ad/auction to see its workmanship. Another angle would have been nice, too.


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jimmijim8
08-12-2009, 09:01 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Everybody should have one in their tool box!

http://tinyurl.com/r8red4


Yes, there are many ways to fanagle the nuts off, including grinding up a piece of just the right size tubing, or scratching the crap out of it with a screwdriver and hammer, but for the money this may be worth the investment;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131 Every body that has the Hawk type toggle switch nuts. Hi Bob jimmijim
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only if you have to remove the Hawk type switch nuts. hi Bob jimmijim

bams50
08-12-2009, 02:11 PM
Didn't know that, Jim, thanks! Ordered one anyway.

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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sweetolbob
08-12-2009, 02:54 PM
BAMS

That is a fair price for the tool.

I'm lucky, However, in that I own a 10" grinder, 14" x 40" lathe and a vertical mill drill. So I save pipe from my plumbing and fab jobs and make my own.

Therefore, the first tool cost me about $4000 but they drop in price substantially as I make more.

Heck, by the time I'm 438 yrs old, my cost will be about $9 each:D

Oh well, at least I can use them fab other jobs that my friends need. For Free - by the way. :D

WILL WORK FOR SAM ADAMS LAGER!!![:o)]

Bob

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Tom B
08-12-2009, 03:02 PM
The second generation '55s need this too. I made one with a file and a 3 inch piece of 1/2 in copper tubing. It's still rolling around on the floor, somewhere.

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 617 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

Roscomacaw
08-12-2009, 04:10 PM
I can't remember if it was Snap-On or Proto, but one of them offered these in 1/4" drive form. I actually have the four different sizes they offered. That was in the early 70s.:D

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

bams50
08-12-2009, 04:36 PM
FYI, this seller makes a ton of these type of specialty tools- for antenna and wiper shaft nuts, oil pump primer shafts, rear end yoke pullers, even a Stude ignition bezel nut tool. Currently shows 188 listings on eBay. I see about 20 things I wish I had had in the past;)

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/customachinecomponents/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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StudeRich
08-12-2009, 04:47 PM
Just ordered one of these 3/4in. tools for Hawks, John at johnscudashop.com or customachinecomponents on ebay also has the 5/8in. Bezel Nut Tool for '55-'58 Stude. Sedans as well as all other make Ign. Sw. & Hd. Lt. Sw. tools, pretty cool! I thought it might be Jeff, but in Myrtle Beach, SC and a Cuda guy, maybe NOT! :(

As soon as he tells me if the wrench end is hollow (open) I'll order the 5/8in. one also.

A good nitch market! Good tip Bob, thanks. [^]

StudeRich

kurtruk
08-12-2009, 11:10 PM
I originally found this guy's listings about a month ago with [u]Studebaker</u> mispelled. I told him it looked like he had a great product and he would get more "action" if he spelled Studebaker correctly. I did not hear back from him, but it looks like he took my advice.[^]

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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Lenny R2
08-14-2009, 08:16 AM
I recently ordered the bezel tool,i guess i didnt see there were two diffrent sizes,i sent the 3/4 back and John is
going to send me the 5/8 i need for my 62 Champ,no extra charge for shipping,great company to deal with.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

Shane
08-15-2009, 03:53 AM
Thanks for the info bams

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bams50
08-15-2009, 06:18 AM
You're welcome!

Update: Ordered on the 12th, in my mailbox on the 14th. Good service!

Pretty precision little item. Feels like a short 1/2 inch socket in the hand. I went out to the GT and tried it; had to fiddle just a little to get it seated on the nut- due to somebody previously dinging up the nut with a chisel or something. It's really a well-done little piece, and I'd have had to spend a lot of time making one that would not have come out as good as this. Truth is, I wouldn't have- I'd just use an old screwdriver and hammer, or maybe a pair of needle-nose pliers (thus causing my own dings and scratches[:I]).

I'm glad I bought it... now the only problem I can see is putting it where I can find it when I need it:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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bams50
08-15-2009, 06:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by sweetolbob



I'm lucky, However, in that I own a 10" grinder, 14" x 40" lathe and a vertical mill drill.

Therefore, the first tool cost me about $4000 but they drop in price substantially as I make more.

Heck, by the time I'm 438 yrs old, my cost will be about $9 each:D

Oh well, at least I can use them fab other jobs that my friends need. For Free - by the way. :D

WILL WORK FOR SAM ADAMS LAGER!!![:o)]


I like your business model:)

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GEEMAC
08-15-2009, 01:32 PM
Made four of these about thirtyeight yrs ago out of stainless tubeing, cut them on a mill around four to five in. long with a t-handle, gave three away still have one hanging on the wall, needed one when restoreing my 57 gh. MAC

woodysrods
12-29-2009, 03:08 AM
Thanks Bob
Just bought one on eBay.
Thanks to everyone else who replied too!
I knew I could count on you Studebaker guys to know who, what, and where??
For those of you that are too shy to ask....you are missing out on a wealth of knowledge that is at you fingertips.
Thanks again.
Brian

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
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