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Offline jayson.devries

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DIY Engine Stand
« on: 30 January 2011, 03:13 »
Hey,

Just thought I'd post some pics of my DIY engine stand.  Well not completely DIY - I did splurge and spend $25 on the bench-mount engine bracket (which was well worth it).  My shop is a bit on the small side so bolting it to my bench just wasn't convenient, ...so I set out to make a stand.  I didn't have a welder, and I grew up around woodworking so I thought why not make it out of wood!  The base is an old photocopier cabinet, which is quite heavy-duty and great for stashing parts.  It's a good height for me (about 8" higher than if mounted to a bench), rolls around well, very stable, and overall it works great.

Anyone else have pics of their homemade engine stand?


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_leVniXqObMk/TUTDfryK_FI/AAAAAAAAAps/pXMg5OEyItU/engine-stand-1.jpg


http://lh6.ggpht.com/_leVniXqObMk/TUTDf6pumhI/AAAAAAAAApw/8osfaqUiqaM/engine-stand-2.jpg


http://lh3.ggpht.com/_leVniXqObMk/TUTDfxyv75I/AAAAAAAAAp0/W95LLVTvRfI/engine-stand-3.jpg


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_leVniXqObMk/TUTDgBLMN4I/AAAAAAAAAp4/lOsf4ZwAoHc/engine-stand-4.jpg


http://lh3.ggpht.com/_leVniXqObMk/TUTDgO2WT-I/AAAAAAAAAp8/9I5oblrNY_4/s800/engine-stand-5.jpg
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Re: DIY Engine Stand
« Reply #1 on: 03 February 2011, 13:34 »

Well Jayson...

I would never ever thought of making anything to do with a car out of wood.... lol

much less an engine stand....

I wouldn't have thought that the wood would have been strong enough to hold the engine up...
[must be some wires there somewhere...lol ]

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