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Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. #5120691 05/30/19 07:53 PM
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I bought this off the Cornwell Truck awhile back, It's a "plain box" Whiteside (A little different but still basically the same) & believe it or not....A little cheaper than what a Whiteside one retails for.

If you work on trucks....Especially lifted or 4WD Dodge/Ford Trucks, It's a life saver! You step-up on it & put your chest/torso on the pad.

Used it today on a 1998 Chevy 1500 which is one of the lowest 1/2 ton trucks around. It's a little tall in it's lowest setting but I have long arms. Getting to the distributor hold down & fuel line nuts was easy.
Taller trucks is where it really shines!

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Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: clinebarger] #5120696 05/30/19 07:59 PM
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Never seen one, but I like it. Every time I work on trucks my calf muscles hurt like a mofo from tiptoeing.


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Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: clinebarger] #5120701 05/30/19 08:04 PM
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That is sweet. You definitely need one for working on later model trucks.

I have to use a step ladder to reach the oil filter housing on my totally stock 2017 Ram 1500 4x4 with the pentastar and the housing is towards the front of the engine.

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Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: clinebarger] #5120732 05/30/19 08:46 PM
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never seen one of those. Pretty cool idea. Looks like its pretty handy. Do the other mechanics in your shop ask to burrow it? Looks like a tool you may need to chain up.

Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: clinebarger] #5120735 05/30/19 08:51 PM
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Now i could see HF easily copying that, but would there be enough market to be worth it for them.


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Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: spasm3] #5120764 05/30/19 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by spasm3
Now i could see HF easily copying that, but would there be enough market to be worth it for them.


Anyone who has ever gotten "Mechanic's Back" will be in. Especially anyone over 40. I bet it sells out the first 3 months HF starts carrying it.


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Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: clinebarger] #5120767 05/30/19 09:41 PM
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A dozen or so years ago, I worked along side a tech at a Ford dealership who had one. I can't remember the brand of his, but he was a guy who was over weight and it was worth the money, at least in his case.
He got his off of a traveling tool truck that appeared every week. As I get older and my back demands more attention, I may have to get one also.

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Perfect for getting at those pesky coils and also to reach behind and pull the oil pressure sensor at the back of Chevy LS engines. Perhaps they should advertise it with a young lady in a bikini. laugh


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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Perfect for getting at those pesky coils and also to reach behind and pull the oil pressure sensor at the back of Chevy LS engines. Perhaps they should advertise it with a young lady in a bikini. laugh

Not a bad idea.


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Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: clinebarger] #5120827 05/30/19 11:45 PM
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That's all great and all, but what about neck strain?
I'd at least want something that'll support my head weight while I'm under the hood.

...just sayin'


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Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: clinebarger] #5120878 05/31/19 03:15 AM
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Nice tool to have!


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Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: clinebarger] #5120897 05/31/19 04:38 AM
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Isn't that the "50 Shades of Gray" model ? shocked2

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Nice piece! Where was that then I was doing what seemed like endless camshafts on Suburbans in the early 80's. I went home hunched over many nights.


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Re: Tool Review....Underhood Creeper. [Re: clinebarger] #5120916 05/31/19 05:07 AM
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Former mechanic buddy said they'd often remove the front wheels and drop the vehicle down to ease such work.

I was given a blue plastic shipping/stacking box 5 gallon office water jugs are sometimes delivered in. I've used it under my chest in many a situation.

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Great idea …

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