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Old 02-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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RTAB tool rental?

Anybody have a RTAB tool that they would be willing to loan / rent out?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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I will be making a tool to do mine this week and doing them this weekend or next. After that we could meet and it's yours as long as you pass it on when you are done. I live in Seattle but work in Woodinville.

What is your time frame?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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Don't have a time frame in mind, but would be super appreciative if that works out! Happy to drive up and get pointers if you wouldn't mind!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:01 PM   #4
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Nothing like having someone else waiting to motivate you. Not terrible for some scrap metal and my lunch break.

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:46 AM   #5
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Dang! Impressive work!
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #6
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Wow! I'll also need to work on my RTABs soon. Can I use it after SeattleAlpineM3?

btw im in seattle also.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:21 PM   #7
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See my sig, I also have the preload tool available for rent.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #8
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Updates on this. The all thread rod I purchased at the hardware store was insufficient quality and kept stripping out the threads. I am purchasing high strength all-thread and nuts for this today.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #9
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I have one if this unit doesn't work out for you guys.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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New update, I got the high strength all-thread but still need to do my passenger side. MY back has prevented this from happening this weekend but I'm on the mend. I think I will be done by Friday.

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Old 03-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #11
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Done! Even with a tool those things suck, mine were totally seized on.

SeattleAlpine, you are first.

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #12
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Ken - PM headed your way
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