Home Made Tool

Recycled wiper to a useful tool

This only going to be a short post, reason being that last week I was working on the wiper motor and fixing it to the car. This post is related to that. The motor worked fine and all was well except that I didn’t have the correct tool for the bezel at the time. So I decided that I would have a go at making one when I had this idea to make it out of the old wiper I was about to throw out. I had previously used the rubber from this old wiper to replace the rear wash on my other car as that one had split. I was in two minds if was going to post this or not so I thought why not. If I didn’t like it I could always delete the post I suppose. I have written up the details on how I made this epic work of art/tool. The link below has the photos I took after the spectacular piece of engineering had taken place. I wasn’t sure it was going to work but I am pleased to say, (can you guess?) it did work and passed with flying colours. I was so pleased with it I even sprayed it black again to make it look good even though it now sits on my tool chest. It’s no Snap-On quality tool, but if I need a mark two I’m not sure what to improve apart from the materials maybe. This was the first real “tool” I have made since I left school a good few years ago. They don’t teach you these things which could be useful, but there again they didn’t know I was going to own a classic Mustang. Nor did I, But I wished I would, that one wish did come true. There was a fair amount of money I did throw down those wishing wells when I past them!

Has anybody else made a tool for a particular job, around the house, car, shed or garden?

The full article can be found under: Reviews Menu – tools – Home Made Wiper Bezel Tool

Quick Link: Home Made Wiper Bezel Tool click here

About One man and his Mustang

I'm just a man with a Classic 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe and a collection of tools that just keeps getting bigger in order that I could do the job right. When I first started this blog this is what I wrote: I had bought a project car, that had been neglected, set fire to, rusted and abused. As a result of that she needed a bare metal strip down, a nut and bolt restoration. Four and a half years later the car was completed, on the road and shown at the UK's premier Classic Car Show, everything that was done to that car is documented here. I now have the privilege to drive one of America's most recognised cars and a true Icon, the Ford Mustang. I'm still sane after the blood, sweat and tears, so would I do it again? Oh yes!
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3 Responses to Home Made Tool

  1. Driven says:

    Great tip!!!

    Like

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