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Flashback
01-31-2015, 10:59 AM
Some have commented on my "jack stands" in the past. I have some equipment in my shop that was "Hand me downs from my Dad and actually from my Grandaddy. I still use these today. I will start by posting some from my shop. Do you have equipment passed down you use in your Studebaker garage?? Lets see it.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF013_zpsf851bd0d.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF013_zpsf851bd0d.jpg.html)

JACK STANDS

57pack
01-31-2015, 12:12 PM
Wonder what those jack stands started out in life as? Maybe tractor axles? :confused:

E. Davis
01-31-2015, 12:17 PM
Looks like old ford rear axle tubes...maybe?

swvalcon
01-31-2015, 12:19 PM
My dad had some off those years ago I was maybe 10-12 so thats at least 50-55 years ago.

57pack
01-31-2015, 04:18 PM
Inherited my air compressor from my father-in-law. Made by the Bell System, really well built, has a built in air drying system. I've never seen another like it, built like a Sherman tank.

58PackardWagon
01-31-2015, 04:44 PM
My guess is that I have bought about 85% of my tools from pawn shops, 10% are hand-me-downs from my Dad and the rest were bought new.

StudeRich
01-31-2015, 05:16 PM
I have an old creeper from my X-Wife's Grandfather, that is made of Hardwood strips I think Mahogany, that resembles old Streetcar Seats or tongue and groove Benches etc. looks like early 1900's maybe. He used to be a Mack Truck Mechanic.

raprice
01-31-2015, 05:21 PM
I have a number of hand tools that belonged to my dad, such as wrenches, hammers and drift pins.
Rog

garyash
01-31-2015, 05:34 PM
I have two steel tool boxes that came to my father when his father died in 1950. I still have - and use - most of the tools. There is a complete set of pipe threading dies and ratchet-head die wrench, files, level, 50 ft and 100 ft K&E cloth tape measures, hand saws, socket set, open end and box wrenches, etc. One of my favorites is a very large "monkey" wrench with parallel, smooth jaws; it's great for those large axle nuts and crankshaft bolts. I haven't yet had a chance to use the flint-equipped sparker that was used to light fuses for dynamite in the coal mines, but I anxiously await an opportunity.

DEEPNHOCK
01-31-2015, 07:39 PM
I still have all of my grandfathers tools, and my fathers tools.
Wouldn't part with any of them, and I cry a bit when one does finally give it's last gasp..
(Like my Dad's Sioux angle head drill motor... I loved that tool:()

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSga8A2SgN8KZIWMPhfMZbDOVyMDnwbIED2wtWLHT-yu1kelRbA

57pack
01-31-2015, 07:48 PM
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I still have all of my grandfathers tools, and my fathers tools.
Wouldn't part with any of them, and I cry a bit when one does finally give it's last gasp..
(Like my Dad's Sioux angle head drill motor... I loved that tool:()

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSga8A2SgN8KZIWMPhfMZbDOVyMDnwbIED2wtWLHT-yu1kelRbA

Is it beyond repair? The old Sioux tools were really well made.

DEEPNHOCK
01-31-2015, 08:07 PM
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Is it beyond repair? The old Sioux tools were really well made.

I think it is terminal.
Fire shooting out is not a good thing:eek:
If someone knows of a good drill surgeon, I'd consider saving the patient....:!:

Flashback
01-31-2015, 09:15 PM
The jack stands are 39-48 Ford rear axle tubes. Thanks for the responses and picture. Here's my next piece of my Dads hand me down equipment.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF012_zpsafacf046.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF012_zpsafacf046.jpg.html)

My Vice

candbstudebakers
02-01-2015, 01:37 AM
I have a very large hand crank drill press from my dad and he keep it from his dad, my grand father built a lot of things with this type drill press, will post a picture tomorrow as it is at the shop.

Warren Webb
02-01-2015, 01:46 AM
I might have one or two wrenches from my dad that happened to make it into my tool box. I moved out to California in 73 & when he retired in 89 he sold all his tools for $500. One thing I remember him having was an old Presolite gas tank that I think was from the early teens before electric headlamps were used. I admire you guys that have the inherited stuff.

stude dude
02-01-2015, 04:00 AM
Dad and I share a great little socket set that my grandfather 'acquired' from the Army during WWII. Being so compact, its great for working in tight spaces like under dash boards.

Chris.

53k
02-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Interesting thread. My dad was a mechanic and had a beautiful wooden tool cabinet custom made for his S&K wrenches and tools (individual recesses for each wrench). When I left for college I never came back to live in the same area. My brother never left so he got the S&K stuff (not a problem for me). Unfortunately he had the cabinet and tools in the locked camper shell on his truck. Didn't stop the thief. So, between that loss and what my mother gave away in her later life, I got zero hand me down items.

DEEPNHOCK
02-01-2015, 08:11 AM
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Unfortunately he had the cabinet and tools in the locked camper shell on his truck. Didn't stop the thief. <snip>

I feel your pain..
Someone broke into our place in the UP (down river 15 miles from the Soo) and stole some stuff.
The one item that really hurt me was they stole my late fathers tacklebox, with his lifetime collection of lures and vintage reels:(:mad:

Skip Lackie
02-01-2015, 08:25 AM
My father was an excellent (amateur) carpenter, and had a variety of hand drills, saws, and chisels, all of which I inherited. Unfortunately, my skills (such as they are) lean more toward mechanicals rather than carpentry, so many of them have been unused for many years. But he had also built a nice wooden tool cabinet for all his carpenter's tools and a very heavy duty homemade workbench with two vices and many nicely crafted drawers with dozens of little cubbies for screws, nails, and washers. I have moved several times and have always made sure those items came along with me.

starliner62
02-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Jeff, there is a place right down the street from where I work that repairs drills and all kinds of electric motors. They do excellent work and are very reasonable. Get it to me and I'll ssee what they can do.


I think it is terminal.
Fire shooting out is not a good thing:eek:
If someone knows of a good drill surgeon, I'd consider saving the patient....:!:

decappastubbie
02-01-2015, 03:10 PM
I have many of my fathers tools, got them before my brother did!

lark55
02-01-2015, 03:59 PM
Some of the tools that come to mind that were passed down to me are a tire spoon that I have used on occasion,smooth jawed monkey wrench (good for large nuts/bolts), Rigid pipe cutter, and a 24 inch pipe wrench that I think is close to 75 years old. One tool that I wish I still had was a pair of aircraft safety wire pliers my dad had that he used when he worked on B-29's during WW2.
I also purchased a transmission jack that is completely mechanical,no hydraulics.I have no clue as to its age but it is something I think would have been used in a heavy equipment application.

Blue 15G
02-02-2015, 08:51 AM
I have a Craftsman socket tool set of 3/8 and 1/2 inch drive wrenches that my Dad bought in around 1965 or so. He gave it to me years ago, as he was much more into woodworking whereas I liked to work on mechanical things. My grandfather was a plumber who retired in 1956 and I still use a pipe cutter that he had. Also a metal box full of various taps and dies. I also have a bunch of various sized pipe wrenches of his, the larger ones I can hardly lift, let alone use. It's actually surprising how many times I've used his various plumbing tools while working on cars. Also from him, I have a small screw-type jack with a very long fold-out handle made by the Rees Company. This little jack has come in handy countless times. From my other grandfather I have and still use a set of heavy wooden ramps for oil changes, etc. I think of my ancestors every time I use this stuff! I gradually acquired newer tools through the years of course but I still use the old right along with the new.

Xcalibur
02-03-2015, 12:34 AM
Sure, all (mostly Snap-on) of my Father's, who was a mechanic all his life. He was still able to help me load them all into a trailer and bring to my home not too long before he died.

Flashback
02-03-2015, 06:22 AM
Here's one more shot of my old hand me downs, all of which I am still using.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF018_zps49fc74a2.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF018_zps49fc74a2.jpg.html)

BENCH GRINDER

njonkman
02-03-2015, 04:59 PM
My dad was a jack of all trades except auto mechanic which I became. From him I also learned many other trades including carpentry and wood working in general. Dad also repaired bicycles. My brother and I inherited all his tools many he bought before WWII in the Netherlans. My son got dad's Delta Homecraft table saw, my sister got his 10" band saw and I think my brother got his big Beaver drill press. Not sure who goy his 4" jointer. However I still use his edge tools all the time. So, yes we still all use dad's tools.
When we came to Canada in 1951 and dad got his first car he bought one of those flat boxes with a socket set in it and ratchet had a square hole in the end where you stuck a short square piece in to hold the 1/2" drive sockets. It had a lot of 8 point sockets in it which now reside in my Snap-On tool box and do get occasional use when working on my antiques. My dad was and I as is my son are lovers of great tools.
One thing that I do still cherish is an Aro pneumatic grease gun that my first real girlfriend's dad gave me. We had become real close friends but her mom, from a bit upper society, managed to break us up, I just wasn't good enough for her daughter. I was an apprentice mechanic, she ended up marrying a lab tech. who later divorced her and then she remarried to a farmer.
Nick

j.byrd
02-03-2015, 06:05 PM
Here's a picture of most of the stuff I got from my Dad and Grandad.

j.byrd
02-03-2015, 06:06 PM
Oh, forgot to say, neat subject for a thread guys, thanks.

jims53
02-05-2015, 08:49 AM
This spark-plug cleaner/tester came from the Studebaker Dealership where I worked as a kid with my dad. After the dealership went out of business some of the tools came our way. The back-saw on the wall was my grandfathers...


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i53/musshel_photos/Feb%204%202015%20018_zpsiqgpcgks.jpg

SScopelli
02-05-2015, 10:17 PM
When I'm pressed to get some U-Joints in, This Dake Hand Press comes in handy
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/Misc/Junk/Tools002_zpsfb95124d.jpg

Also, this is an old, but a really a cool tool to have around..
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/Misc/Junk/Tools001_zps47430af4.jpg

Xcalibur
02-06-2015, 07:46 PM
As it happened, this afternoon I broke one of my 30+ year-old cheapo Craftsman deep-set sockets while torquing an exhaust band-clamp on my Avanti... so, I went to one of my Dad's Snap-on tool boxes and got a Snap-on socket and replaced the broken one. My dad's tools are still in his tool boxes while mine are hung on the walls. As any of mine break I replace it with his good ones. :)

dean pearson
02-06-2015, 08:24 PM
The jack stands are 39-48 Ford rear axle tubes. Thanks for the responses and picture. Here's my next piece of my Dads hand me down equipment.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF012_zpsafacf046.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF012_zpsafacf046.jpg.html)

My Vice

The blacksmiths vice is super cool!
I had one of those but it was really big, I gave it to my dad to go along with two other smaller ones he already had.
I'll get all of them some day.

Hopefully not any time soon.

Dean.

Flashback
02-08-2015, 08:38 AM
I have the anvil that came from the same blacksmith shop, as the vice, behind my Grandaddys buggy shed. I'll post it later. I don't have a picture of it in my computer. Here's some of the pipe wrenches that came down to me:

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF016_zps7509b1c2.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/MYRACESHOPampDADSOLDSTUFF016_zps7509b1c2.jpg.html)

The stories and pictures are great you guys are posting. Lets see some more.