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Old 09-13-2006, 11:04 AM   #16
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It helps a lot on some cars for getting wire through the firewall (like through an empty rubber grommet or along the factory wiring) It's a hollow tube with a angled and sharpened end.

Push the cutting side through the grommet.

Put the wire through the handle

go on the engine side of the firewall and pull the wire to whatever length you need.

Pull the wire insertion tool out of the grommet and the rubber will pull tight to the wire. BAM done
Hey, I thought that's what wire hangers were for!
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:13 AM   #17
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Late response but I just caught up with the tread...

Any of you guys used vacuum forming machines for custom door panels/dash trim? There are some plans for building your own, or you can purchase a decent one for a few hundred bucks. They are awesome at fabricating custom pieces.

I will get some links together if anyone is interested.
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:21 AM   #18
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Vacuum forming machines are expensive and largely unnecessary for most work you would do in a car...

You might check out "vacuum bagging" if you require a vacuum pull. For most things, I actually prefer it. You can see on my web page, for the twin-motor servo sub I built (almost ) that I used it to laminate Kevlar to [and through] both sides of the oddly shaped foam core of the vane unit.

To buy the "right stuff" for vacuum bagging is also a much smaller investment than what you need for vacuum forming.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:09 AM   #19
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Hey, I thought that's what wire hangers were for!
Thanks for the answer.
or old antennas.....
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:47 AM   #20
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Old antennas - great pokers.
Want to make it even better?
Heat up the end until it's glowing hot, and hammer the end flat on an anvil. Use a grinder to turn it into a sharp, arrow-like, broad and flat poker.
Then, drill a hole through the arrow-head, and you have the ultimate firewall poker-and-puller by tying through the hole.
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:51 AM   #21
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Also, this thing is a recent addition to Home Depot, and maybe one of the sickest, most car-audio-install appropriate high-end tools I've ever seen:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...+1600+10401010
Look at that thing - it's almost pocket-sized, super lightweight, completely full featured (with actually one of the highest-end looking keyless torque-clutch chucks I've seen).

I can't personally bring myself to buy it since I have 3 cordless drills now... but I'm drooling over it every time I go into Home Depot. I can't help but stop to look at it, lol.
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Thanks for your guide,
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