2011 - Volume #35, Issue #4, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"I made a C-clamp so I could replace a U-joint on the driveshaft on my 1995 Chevy 2500 pickup. The driveshaft and yoke on older pickups like mine are made from aluminum so I didn't want to risk beating on it with a hammer. Commercial clamps sell for $130, but I used scrap metal for mine.
"To make the clamp I first measured, then made a pattern, traced it and cut it out of 1-in. thick plate steel. I welded one nut on top of the clamp and another nut at the bottom that serves as a spacer. To press the yoke out, I place it inside the clamp and then use a socket wrench to turn a threaded bolt that goes through the top nut."
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