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laser alignment systems do exist
Posted by: hyperlogos (20841) on 2017-03-20 20:09:51
In Reply to: The most simple way to build the tool I've run across is to weld the rectangular halves of 4 posted by Dave Doolittle on 2017-03-20 10:08:37

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But they are expensive. you can just shoot a laser down it, but that's easy to get wrong. The documentation says that US vehicles got the two different sized shafts. I ordered some 5mm acrylic to use for spacers.

I do actually plan to build the tool out of unistrut channel, I have a piece of it here. I intend to simply cut pieces off of it and use them in place of 3139/3 (etc) with the 5mm acrylic installed under the spacers for the short side. Then I will use two ratchet straps to hold the shaft to the tool. I have everything but the acrylic for the spacers. This will be my second manufactured audi-specific tool, I made a crank holding fixture a while back :)
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