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Old 01-11-2008, 10:58 PM
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Just wondering what the benefits of those work stands you guys are building.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:06 PM
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For one, you can fire it up while on the bench for tuning and adjustments... I use a 6" x 6" pice of redwood.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:27 AM
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I find it's easier to work on wheels/ setting my camber adjustments, checking my servo operations etc. It's a handy and important piece of equipment for my trucks.
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Also, they are great for display, and so much fun to build. right saxy?
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:03 AM
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It also helps for cleaning and maintenance work. For example, if you want to change the shift point in your transmission, at some point you will have to spin two of the wheels in order for you to see where the set screw is in the transmission to adjust the shift point. This is almost impossible to do without a stand, because all four wheels will start spinning when you spin two of them (because the truck is 4WD), and so you would have to hold it in your hand or something.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:16 AM
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Here is a couple of pics of the stand I just built. Like Spikex sais, its great for tranny adjustments, lets the suspension hang so you can check movement, It's pretty handy.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:28 AM
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Also, they are great for display, and so much fun to build. right saxy?
yup! didn't take long to build. i got the info to build from "the otherside" thanks again!

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Old 01-12-2008, 12:26 PM
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Ok cool, I'm sold. Copied the pic and will be building one soon.
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Ok cool, I'm sold. Copied the pic and will be building one soon.
All of the above, but make the 8.5" piece 9" instead. It will fit against the control arms better.
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I have two of these stands I made at work, this is my lst / buggys stand, my other works for my savy...
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Nice copper stand!
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Also, they are great for display, and so much fun to build. right saxy?
yup! didn't take long to build. i got the info to build from "the otherside" thanks again!

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I think I'm going to try and paint mine... at least one of them... a "display" stand I think...
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I really like the copper stand and i was wondering if i could get the plans to make for myself to hold my tmaxx
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I just use a hi tech 3 pound coffee can. Maxwell House seems to work the best
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I used a old saw horse for the longest time, It was at just the rite height and I coulld fit more then one ride on it. I always use a stand for cleaning, working on, and making all kinds of adjustments. Got this stand last christmas......It only holds the savvy though.
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i use a 6"by 6" peice of wood, works for me, and with it being so cold out ive moved indoors my girlfriend stays happy i dont set it on the floor or table
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