THERE are some talented folks operating in all sorts of jobs within this group. One such bloke is Drew Sharpe, a toolmaker (among other trades) who loves nothing more than nutting out solutions for everyday problems, especially Cruiser related problems.
Drew has recently started selling his inventions online at www.sharpetooling. com, all of which he has designed and manufactured in Australia.
Drew’s spindle greaser is a perfect example of Australian ingenuity and will save both the DIYER and pro mechanic huge amounts of time having to grease axle spindles of the Landcruiser front hubs. Instead, the spindle greaser simply screws onto the stub axle to aid in repacking the spindle bearing and pumping grease deeper into the steering knuckle. While you’re adjusting wheel bearings, using Drew’s invention will add a couple of minutes to re-grease these often-forgotten bearings.
Drew’s flexible brake line adaptor replaces a section of the rigid brake lines leading to the brake backing plate and calipers, thereby allowing wheel bearing and associated front-end work to be undertaken without breaking into the brake fluid system. Simple, but it took a Sharpe mind to design and manufacture it.
Drew is on a mission to problem-solve a few other well-known Cruiser anomalies, so keep an eye on his website for more inventions.
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