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Octogonal wheel spinner tool

PostPost by: Jas » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:02 pm

I have had this Octogonal wheel spinner tool made, but now I don't know where to put it, it just seems too pretty to lay in the boot with the spare tire.
What do you think?
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PostPost by: gerrym » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:08 pm

Front Door Knocker??

Certainly too good to use.

Could you post a picture of your rear hub bearing press tools. And of your front spring compressor. I'd like to see your standard in these.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:13 pm

Jas wrote:.What do you think?


I think if you have a flat tyre and are stuck in the rain on a deserted road then you ARE going to use it :cry: got to say it looks good though :mrgreen:
PS. Think you need to get the bar that fits into it renovated......looks a little grotty :lol:
PPS. Another suggestion would be to fit a tyre onto the wheel as it would be a bumpy ride without it :lol:
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PostPost by: Jas » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:05 pm

Sorry Garry the rear wheel bearing tool is only a section of pipe with cut outs in it, but it is stainless though.
Yes I will work on the rod, maybe I should get it chromed...
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PostPost by: mac5777 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:39 pm

Hi Jannik, It's a thing of beauty and it does not scratch the chrome! Where to place it? I put my three eared spinner tool on the coffee table as a conversation piece and nobody could identify its use.
You should market them as I get emails asking if I have an octacon type tool.

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PostPost by: gerrym » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:48 pm

Jannik, I would like to see a photo of your stainless bearing press tool.

I expect it to fully polished and beautifully machined of course!

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PostPost by: alaric » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:29 pm

That's excellent. Looks very nicely made.

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PostPost by: collins_dan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:50 pm

Jannick, Did you end up making a version with a hex shaft, so that it can be used with a torque wrench? Thanks, Dan
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:42 am

Well, if you don't want to put it in your boot I think I could find a place for it in mine ;-)

Very nice work.

Would be cool if it doubled up as the petrol filler cap.

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PostPost by: Jas » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:13 pm

Hi Dan

I have only made one tool with a hex, so that I could see what it was like.
I tried to first tighten the wheels with the ?rod-tool? and after wards with the ?hex-tool? and a torque wrench, and there wasn't much difference. The wheel nuts just tightens to a certain level and then go no further.

But I can have some more made if anyone are interested.
They would look like the one in this picture and cost about ?65 or 80 euro.

See also this post:
http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/elan-f14/octagon-spinner-tool-t20582.html
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PostPost by: Jas » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:26 pm

Hi

I still have a few spinner tools for the octagonal spinners if any body is in need of a Christmas present.
They are 80 euro, 70? or 90$ incl. bag but less postage.

Send me a PM or drop a line here if you are interested.

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