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Top Side Mechanic's Creeper
"It lets me work from the top side of the engine - anywhere under the hood - with both my hands free," says Wesley Linn, Mena, Ark., about his "top side" mechanic's creeper.
The 5-ft. long creeper is made from steel tubing and angle iron. It rolls on four caster wheels. A ladder leads up to a 4-ft. long, height-adjustable platform covered by 1-in. foam rubber and naugahyde. Telescoping legs, held in place by steel pins, allow the platform to be raised up to 6 ft. high.
"I can position it to straddle the front wheels from the side or go over the radiator in front. The caster wheels make it easy to move around. I built it about 12 years ago after an alternator burned out on my 1979 GMC pickup. The alternator was difficult to reach and I watched as a young mechanic tried to reach it. He was kicking, scratching, and clawing and ended up getting poked hard in the side. I decided to build some-thing for him that would make such jobs easier."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wesley Linn, 1307 Ransom Road, Mena, Ark. 71953 (ph 501 394-7478).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2