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Old 10-04-2008, 06:55 PM
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Hy guys here is couple of picks of my ball vice i made over the weekend it cost me 45.00 in parts at Home depot . and a local trailer suplier. just need couple of welds here and there and away wee go , i just tighten the one bolt half turn and it is realy locked dow on the 1 1/8 trailer hitch ball !!!

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Groover:
What a neat idea,great job,thanks for showing it to us.
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Very nice.
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That's a great idea Groover, thank you for sharing.

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Groover could you possibly post a breakdown of the parts and how to assemble it? I would like to make one, thanks in advance and if you can't don't worry.
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Hmm.... that is pretty slick Grover! Nice job!

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Hey Carver /Turner from nowhere !

As far as a break down of parts its very simple i used a 1'' 1/8 trailer hich ball witha 5/8 thread for rotation and i used twoo floor mount galavanized flanges 1 '' and sliced of the fronr of them and then cut a path over to the ball to let drop down the pivot when needed, the flanges alwready come with a resest groove in side the flange that alows the ball to roll nice, and also bind better when tightened, i used 3 1 -1/2 5/5 bolts, and made the holes in the flange bigger to fit them, when assemleld by hand these bolts just tighten with your fingers and leave the last one snug and i just give it about a half turn with a box wrenche and its realy locked down, if i hade to modify it anymore i would make the stem longer but it would cause more stress on the ball and would need to be locked down more, i like to paint with it and leave the vice just snug and you can lean on it and still move it around.

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Thanks a ton for the breakdown I will be making one in the near future.
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Hi Guys;
I can't find a 1 1/8" trailer hitch ball nor can Google . If someone has a source then please e-mail @ tomndi@shaw.ca I Wanna make one of these tools
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Neat idea . Thanks for sharing
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