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Old 05-03-2004, 09:38 PM
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Walker Seat bolt removal tool

I have made a tool for removing the seat bolts on Walkers. I am going to try to post the photos. Wish me luck. I took a 9/16 socket and cut out for the weld on the bolts but that weaken the socket so much it would have failed the first time I would have used it. I found a piece of water pipe that the socket could be pressed into and then pressed that in to a second piece of pipe. and welded it all up.I had to go back and do a little detail grounding with a Dremel tool to get it just right. I can put it on my battery impact and remove a seat before you can thank about it. If you look real good you can see a make down the side of the socket. This make shows me where the cut out for the weld is at to make it easier to line up.

<img src="http://img64.photobucket.com/albums/v196/fixer47/Walker/Walker_seat_tool-2.jpg">

<img src="http://img64.photobucket.com/albums/v196/fixer47/Walker/Walker_seat_tool-1.jpg">
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:48 PM
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I see some people have been looking at this but no replies or comments. I just no one has ever had to take a seat off a Walker before. I am now working a a tool to help with putting the drive shaft on for the deck. I will post that when it is ready. I should have gone in to the tool making business.
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Old 05-04-2004, 10:42 PM
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Any wrencher worth his salt knows how to make a tool when he needs one! never had the misfortune of removing a Walker seat. Looks like a good tool! Nice job!
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:19 PM
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xcopterdoc> So you have a tool box of one of a kind wrenches too. Got any photos you want to show? I know almost ever one at least once has made a special for something. It seems I made new tools at least once a week. I have made a few dollars making some of my tools for other dealers but that is about it. I like the saying"Work smarter not harder" so I am aways tiring to come up with new tools and such. I am what you may call a weekend inventor.
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:41 PM
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I went to harbor frieght once and bought 3 sets of their cheap wrenches.. I cut em all in half, then welded and bent and came up with a whole set of "special wrenches"! LOL! They work though! And I aint gotta tell you what some of those bent, twisted lookin wrenches cost off the tool trucks!
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:46 PM
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Tell me about it. It would be cheaper to buy the truck!
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:57 AM
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nice idea there fixer67! I had to grind a wrench myself when it came time to removing the seat.

I tinkered around with that release lever idea of yours yesterday making some mods of my own to it... VERY happy with the results... Will post some pics as some as I get some time.

Thanks for the GREAT ideas!
can't wait for the next one

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Old 05-05-2004, 09:13 PM
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NJemerald> I hope you got to see all the pictures of the release lever, there were 4. I had to post them off site at the time I was unsure how to post them here. Now I know. What do you thank about the dip stick tube removal tool? I am working on a tool for the PTO drive shaft coupling. Tiring to hold back the collar and push it on with one hand and not being able to see what you are doing is no fun as you may well know. I have a prototype of the tool but my camera is down so no pictures at this time. I would like to see your changes to the release lever. I have a man that is wanting one put on this machine.
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Old 05-05-2004, 09:39 PM
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I did see all the pics... nice job again!

That dipstick tool is a NICE idea. I hate tackling the job of removing that T-box.
as you could see in my pic, I don't have to worry about removing it at this time with tearing 2 walkers down to their chassis.

The PTO collar tool sounds like a useful tool .... Can't wait to see that one.

I'll try to get pics up later tonight of my style release... My guys love it! I constantly have them lifting the cowling's and blowing out leaves and dust on a daily basis.

Thanks again for sharing your ideas with everyone here!

Bryan
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:28 PM
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Looks good. I made a tool for removing the screw on fuel filter bowl on the diesel walkers. Just a piece of tubing that will go over the plastic bowl with some notches ground in it to fit the nut. Can't post pictures. Dont have a camera that I can use with my computor.
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