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    Recommended Tools?

    What tools would you guys recommend as bare essentials for the builder of a Feiro rebody Kitcar?

    What should be bought and what should be rented?
    Attack Roadster, F355 Spyder, F512TR Coupe &amp; Diablo Roadster<br /><br />If only money grew on freaking trees!!!

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    Re: Recommended Tools?

    You can never have too many tools I would say all you standard sockets / ratchets and wrenches exc. As for metal fabrication brackets exc you will want angle grinders, saw-zall drill exc. As for welding you could rent the welders as you need or have someone do it for you. I would recomend a decent air compressor and at least basic air tools like Imapct gun, die grinders, air ratchet exc. It is much easier using air to free rusted / seized bolts (especially in your suspension areas). Most of my electric tools have been replaced by air tools now, Anyways this is a basic list of what you might need. This is just my opinion but hopefully will point you in the right direction, Hope this helps.

    Trev,

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    Re: Recommended Tools?

    A few more...a complete file set, dremmel with extensive cut off wheels and sanders etc... jack/stands, nut/bolt organizers,
    air hose reel,vise,big and small alligator type clamps,vise grip set etc.. gosh....you really never can have tooo many :

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    Re: Recommended Tools?

    # 3 think of safety first.also you should have dust masks, safety goggles while grinding and so on.Oh if you are triming some of that fiberglass don't do it with T shirt on . put some overalls on or you'll itch like $10 Ho.

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    Re: Recommended Tools?

    Dale Vanbrockland has a unique list of minimum list and recommended list of tools to build a lambo http://www.lambobuilder.com/basics.html

    hope this helps

    Marcello

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    Re: Recommended Tools?

    I also have an organized list under 'tools' on my site that you might want to look at.

    If we're taking about bare essentials, let me add:
    good overhead lighting
    consider latex gloves (100pk for $5)
    engine hoist (they only cost $50, renting is not worth it IMO)

    oh and the most important :
    4 post lift
    sand/bead blasting cabinet
    powdercoating gun (with oven or uv lights)
    mill & lathe
    covered trailer to haul your beauty around

    But seriously, try looking at www.harborfreight.com for cheaper prices.

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    Re: Recommended Tools?

    ........Go to SEARS and take about $200,000.00 with you. Buy every tool they manufacture. ;D

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    Re: Recommended Tools?

    LOL

    ........Go to SEARS and take about $200,000.00 with you. Buy every tool they manufacture. *;D

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    Re: Recommended Tools?

    LOL. You guys are too much.

    Last thing you do is ask car guys how many tools are needed.
    Attack Roadster, F355 Spyder, F512TR Coupe &amp; Diablo Roadster<br /><br />If only money grew on freaking trees!!!

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