march 23, 2018 - by Matty D
There is no sense in struggling with big awkward items like axle housings when it’s fairly easy to make tool or a jig to do the job. I wanted something to hold these housings while I clean them up and paint them. I had a pair of old style short Toyota truck axles that I had been planning to make into some kind of stands that looked perfect for this job. I bolted them to a pair of wheels and then realized that I needed some extensions to make them taller. I also wanted to create some saddles for the housing to rest on, and of course, some way to attach the housing so I could lock it down in different positions while I am working. I also want to be able to cover the axle housing openings so that I don’t get grit and debris inside.
I think I made a solution that meets my needs. I used mainly scrap metal and junk auto parts so it only cost me about $8. In a world where everything is getting pretty spendy I am pretty pleased with the results and the ultra low cost.
If you keep following my posts you will see that I am all about getting maximum fun for minimum dollars. An idea that I put that idea into practice at every chance.