A well-equipped shop isn’t absolutely necessary to pull off a bottom-up restoration, but it sure does make the job a lot easier. Fortunately, over the past two decades, the availability of tools and equipment has skyrocketed.
While gearheads once had to wait for that big white truck to stop by and peddle the latest products, a simple online search can now turn up just as many options and more. Conducting that search with a trusted supplier like Summit Racing can help make sure you’re on top of the newest offerings with competitive pricing to boot.
One newcomer is their very own line of shop presses. Available in 6-ton (P/N SUM-917034) and 12-ton (P/N SUM-917033) capacities, either version would be a big help changing U-joints or swapping bearings.
Of course, some disassembly is usually required before pressing anything on or off, which is where Milwaukee’s flex head ratcheting combination wrenches can help. Made from forged steel, they feature 2.5 degrees of swing and 144 positions to sneak into the tightest of spots.
On the open end is their MAXBITE™ shape that garners maximum grip on hardy hardware. Both SAE (P/N MWT-48-22-9413) and metric (P/N MWT-48-22-9513) sets are available and conveniently color-coded for quick identification in a loaded box.
To sweeten the sale, Summit’s free shipping applies to all of the above. Stroll through their online catalog or download the Summit Racing app to see more of the one-stop-shop for all things automotive.