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> Frame bench at Iron Hill Restorations, The saga begins
Perry Kiehl Clone
post Oct 27 2016, 02:11 PM
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8 years ago I drove over to Kyser, WV to pick up this frame bench, it was about a 1500 mile 3 day banzai run. A little rough, but something to build on.

It had been sitting in another building of mine and we've done some cleaning and moving to make the space for it and the project on the rotisserie. This thing is big and h e a v y!

We've take the casters off the left side to clean them and glue the poly tires on the aluminum wheels.


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post Oct 27 2016, 02:20 PM
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The casters have ball bearings in the swivels, and roller bearing on the wheel shafts. They were totally gunked with dead grease. So we totally removed and disassembled the casters.

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Sorry for the blurry pic. The brake was rusted to the point of not working

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The poly tires were loose and wouldn't stay on the aluminum wheels





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post Oct 27 2016, 02:28 PM
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There are two leveling adjusters that were a little stuck. We had to resort to the acetylene torch, the little propane torch wasn't enough

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Anyone got a 2 3/16" wrench??

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You can see the witness marks left by my 2 3/16 socket. This one wasn't too far down the thread, so we could use the impact. The other adjuster was bottomed out, so it took a 18" adjustable wrench to loosen it; a 16" isn't big enough
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post Oct 27 2016, 10:19 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer.gif) serious bench
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post Oct 27 2016, 10:53 PM
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Cool, I am still in the lead. 8 years and you are just cleaning up the frame bench (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) I got plenty of time.
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post Oct 28 2016, 05:28 AM
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post Oct 28 2016, 09:34 AM
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Ve get too soon old, und too late schmart
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I've got those same jackstands under my project.

For three years.

- Harry
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post Oct 28 2016, 12:56 PM
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Perry , judging by your pallet shelves you must have a fork lift..
I was lucky to get a UNIC strong arm lift with my caroliner bench,,
and ya Ive had mine for a few years .. did a bunch of pulls on my six though.


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post Oct 28 2016, 01:13 PM
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Am I the only one that sees some humor in the fact that you have to restore and fix the bench before you can in order to restore and fix a car.

Can you get new rubber for the wheels? What kind of adhesive are you using?



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post Oct 28 2016, 01:48 PM
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Perry , judging by your pallet shelves you must have a fork lift..
I was lucky to get a UNIC strong arm lift with my caroliner bench,,
and ya Ive had mine for a few years .. did a bunch of pulls on my six though.


I used to have a UNIC lift when I had my shop. I have this low buck version i built now.


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post Oct 29 2016, 06:44 AM
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I have a early 70's Hyster H25E which has been a little tank since we got it in 1989.

Mike, I did a cursory search and couldn't easily find tires for the casters so I got a flexible 1 part adhesive that's a lot like "Shoe Goo" It seems to have worked pretty good.
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post Nov 26 2016, 11:24 AM
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Brings back memory's,I was a Blackhawk distributes in the NE in the 90's. The best way to repair a car on the bench (Blackhawk or Cellette) with fixtures. Do you have the cross beams? or the pulling arm?
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post Nov 26 2016, 06:00 PM
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I have three cross beams, and 40' of 6" x 2" U channel to make more cross beams. I'm also building fixtures. I don't have a pulling arm. I don't intend to be using it for collision repair.
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post Feb 8 2017, 01:51 PM
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Four frame stands are the starting point. I went back, forth, and all around on how to to this. I used 2 x 6 U channel, which isn't really flat on the top, but I was able to get the stands to level out. I didn't want to make it this wide, but this has worked out well.
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Although rusty on the right long, and hell hole, as well as a tap in the door post, this 6 chassis is perfectly straight at all the measurements.
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post Feb 8 2017, 01:58 PM
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More of the right side

Front pinch weld clamp

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Both sides

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post Feb 8 2017, 02:05 PM
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Left and right railing arm mount brackets

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post Feb 8 2017, 02:10 PM
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Rear shock tower brackets

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post Feb 8 2017, 02:14 PM
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Rear cross member bracket

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I made the cross bar removable for access
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post Feb 8 2017, 02:17 PM
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Next on the build list is a cross member for the frame bench, and then brackets for the steering rack mounting points. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif)
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post Feb 8 2017, 02:20 PM
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That's very nice. There were some hours invested, eh? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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