New tool for pulling hoses through frame rails.

Lonny

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This gets attached to a 2x4 that attaches to the frame. You will use a drill to turn it.
We have tested it a few times using our Ryobi cordless drill. It easily pulls the hoses through.
Our customers will have to supply the drill and 2x4 and drill two holes through the 2x4.
It uses one of the rear shock bolts from the donor to attach the 2x4 to one of the rear vertical subframe tubes and donor hardware to attach the other end to the forward subframe mounting point.

The hose pulling kit is $35 plugs shipping.
 
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Lonny

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A year too late! Nice engineering. I would of thought you would need more than a drill to pull it.
Us too! We were very surprised. .

Our drill claims that it has 350 inch pounds of torque so if the pulling strap is 1/2 inch from center it will pull 700 lbs.
 

ctuinstra

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The new method of attaching to the hose made all the difference in the world for me. If it can be pulled without bunching up at the strap/hose connection, it pulls with ease.
 

Ross

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So do you put the flat strap thru the middle of the split pin? Looks like the split pin can't open up in the metal frame.
Then put the drill chuck on the split pin and start turning?
Is there enough room on the spool to wind 5' of flat strap? Or do you have to pull 1 foot at a time, and move it down the 2x4?
I think I need to see a video.
 

Lonny

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So do you put the flat strap thru the middle of the split pin? Looks like the split pin can't open up in the metal frame.
Then put the drill chuck on the split pin and start turning?
Is there enough room on the spool to wind 5' of flat strap? Or do you have to pull 1 foot at a time, and move it down the 2x4?
I think I need to see a video.
I have a tool that can septate the split pin just enough to slip the strap through.
There is 11 feet of strap on it in the image.
It pulls the hose though from start to finish without stopping.
I will get some video of it when we pull another set of hoses.
 

Lonny

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Here is a first test video of pulling a hose.
Like everything we design it needs tweaking.
We found that the big washers on each side of the belt start dragging against the sides of the bracket.
We are going to add some washers to each side to give them some separation and try again, and also maybe a little lube would help.
 

ncgoblin

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Here is a first test video of pulling a hose.
Like everything we design it needs tweaking.
We found that the big washers on each side of the belt start dragging against the sides of the bracket.
We are going to add some washers to each side to give them some separation and try again, and also maybe a little lube would help.
A part of me is mad and another part is happy for others. I will not mention how much of a pain the original hoses were without a pulley.
 
Do you set up the puller once and pull all of the hose through the first rail, then cut hose and use the same puller set up on the next rail? or, do you start by cutting the hose in half, set up the puller, pull one side.... Then set up the puller again with the other half and pull it through the second rail?
 

ctuinstra

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Do you set up the puller once and pull all of the hose through the first rail, then cut hose and use the same puller set up on the next rail? or, do you start by cutting the hose in half, set up the puller, pull one side.... Then set up the puller again with the other half and pull it through the second rail?
We just cut ours on half and pulled each one separately. There should be enough. Just don’t pull too far.
 

ncgoblin

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Do you set up the puller once and pull all of the hose through the first rail, then cut hose and use the same puller set up on the next rail? or, do you start by cutting the hose in half, set up the puller, pull one side.... Then set up the puller again with the other half and pull it through the second rail?
I highly suggest pulling what you need then cut each end leaving a decent amount 6-10 inches at the ends for couplings. Make sure before you cut that you have enough for the other side.
 
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