Build Thread '83 T-top Coupe - This Is Tough

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Davedacarpainter

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I bought a 1/2” impact. I wanted the new snap on model......over 900 lb\ft of torque! But it’s a dollar per lb\ft!!

The dewalt only has 330, but how often will i need more? Plus it was only $180.

Notice the snazzy 36mm socket as well......
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I‘m going to go give it a try here in a minute.
 

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I bought a 1/2” impact. I wanted the new snap on model......over 900 lb\ft of torque! But it’s a dollar per lb\ft!!

The dewalt only has 330, but how often will i need more? Plus it was only $180.

Notice the snazzy 36mm socket as well......
519977CE-375A-4632-9690-D695D4862963.jpeg

I‘m going to go give it a try here in a minute.

Nice gun, but impact with chrome socket?
 

Davedacarpainter

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To start off, the chrome socket did just fine. :nice: Plus the impact did just great, no problem taking off the castle nut on the half shaft.
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Here’s something peculiar, look at the banjo bolt holding the brake line to the caliper. It was like this on both sides. I couldn’t get it off in a timely, so I clipped the hose and pulled the calipers off.
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Here it is nekked.:eek: It does weigh around 50-60lbs. Feels like a feather after moving it so much with it assembled.
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Here’s a pile of parts early.
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And a pile of parts finished up.
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It‘s time to go buy those spot weld cutters now. I forgot to get them before because I’m stupid.....:scratch: Tomorrow night I’ll be up Booger’s rear to my elbows.
 
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Glad I wasn’t the only one concerned!!

Ordered my 36mm impact socket from Home Depot online, cause I couldn’t find one anywhere!
Performance Tool makes it in 12-point impact, OEM Tool makes it in 6-point impact. Both are cheap.
 
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