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Posted: 12/14/2005 12:39:43 AM EDT
I didnt get quite the response I was hoping for on the main forum. But I did get a couple of ideas from it. Still open to more ideas though.

I want to be able to build or work on my uppers anytime i want. I dont have a work bench in the garage. Not enough room since it's only a single car garage.

Anyways, is there a rig I can mount a vise to, or even something I can set on the back of my truck. Where it's secure enough that it wont have a problem strapping barrels onto uppers. Or removals.

Pics would be awesome too.

for reference

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=258599
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:06:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 1:08:05 AM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:22:48 AM EDT
Let me find the photos of my setup, one of our Virginia members made one for me that fits in my hitch.

a 8500lb work bench.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:04:58 AM EDT
I've used a Craftsman roll-away tool cabinet for years. I bolted a piece of 3/4" oak plywood to the four corners. I bolted a 3" bench vise to the front corner. When the wheels on the cabinet are locked, its plenty strong enough to remove or install barrel nuts.

I've used this set-up for about 11 years, since I was living in an apartment back then. I added bolt holes for an RCBS Rockchucker on the opposite corner. Strong enough to use case forming dies.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:18:07 AM EDT
A big +1 for the vice that fits a vehicle hitch.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:06:32 AM EDT
+1 on the Workmate. I use one for woodworking (and a few other things). They are sturdy and versatile. Plus, they fold up flat, and you can hang it on a couple of hooks on the garage wall when it's not in use.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:16:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 3:40:43 PM EDT by feral]
Personally, I just mounted a vise to a square of plywood which I can then clamp to.....whatever.

Additionally, I picked up one of thos cheap suction cup vises....it sticks well enough that in conjunction with a mag well block, I can do a lot of work on a build without hauling up a heavier vice from the basement.

Works well for me.....and lets me work in the kitchen or the shop. I'll try to post some pics later.

ETA: OK, here are some pics. I was too lazy to clamp up the big vise (I just threw it up on a bench in the workshop)....but I just clamp it to the edge of the table using two clamps...corner-to-corner, so to speak. It's perfectly stable for changing barrels or whatever. Also, while not specifically what you asked for, I'll include a pic of one of the Plastix-Plus stands. It's a nice accessory....



Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:47:53 PM EDT
My vise is mounted on a bench grinder stand. I can load it up along with my armorer's tools and be good to go anywhere I happen to be.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:56:53 PM EDT
So what place has the best prices on the Black and Decker Workmate? I think I know what I want for Christmas!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:58:40 AM EDT
Update with some photos and I asked the builder Minuteman419 to post some other photos he has of the setup since he built it for me.

This is bullet proof and has the blessings of my Uncle who has been a welder of 50+ years that it was built good. So far it has held up to over 200 AR uppers and a few Remington 700 barrel swaps and even a Garand re barrel.





Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:47:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 11:55:39 AM EDT by Minuteman419]

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
Update with some photos and I asked the builder Minuteman419 to post some other photos he has of the setup since he built it for me.

This is bullet proof and has the blessings of my Uncle who has been a welder of 50+ years that it was built good. So far it has held up to over 200 AR uppers and a few Remington 700 barrel swaps and even a Garand re barrel.

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Here's LRT installing a FF tube on a AR10 while SHIVAN supervises.



Here's the one I made for my Tahoe (the painted one) and LRT's in the final stages of building.



Once I knew what make and model pickup it was going to be used on the hunt for one was on to get measurements. I made it so it could be used with the tailgate open (for more workspace) and it turned out great I think.

It's made from either 3/16 or 1\4" x 2" steel tubing, mig welded and black paint from the Dollar store.

I'll see if I still have pics of the build in process.

Danny

P.S. Glad you like it LRT!

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:28:28 PM EDT
that is awesome.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:09:45 PM EDT
Cool ideas
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