Most all those things can be done with basic hand tools and some ingenuity.Caster camber gauge, fasten on spindle toe plates, stagger tape, toe tape
Honestly after reading this I change my suggestion. Your next tool is a Binder and a pen.Most all those things can be done with basic hand tools and some ingenuity.
String line. Square. Angle finder.
Calculator and notebook.
Cheap tools used correctly trump the most sophisticated systems with no idea if being used properly.
Scales are probably next. But you won't use them as much as you think once you get a handle on what the chassis needs.
Good notes a must.
Tires still wins the budget.
Hey Brian, I recently had an addition added to my shop just for scaling. Concrete, Perfectly Level, do I still need scale stands? Being my floor is Level. I ask cuz I sold my scale stands recently.Pick up a good scale stand (contact Todd Weber, Jesus Freak on here.) Without a good leveling stand, scales won't be of much use, nor will the front end tools. Sure, you can get it close on your garage floor, but I'm assuming you already have that ability or you wouldn't be asking about purchasing high end tools.
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No. We had our shop floor laser leveled. The guy that finished the concrete thought I was nuts, but I wanted our shop floor perfectly level and I went way overkill (imagine that) when we built the shop. There's always just too much stuff in the way to scale karts inside, so we scale outside on scale stands.Hey Brian, I recently had an addition added to my shop just for scaling. Concrete, Perfectly Level, do I still need scale stands? Being my floor is Level. I ask cuz I sold my scale stands recently.
Not to mention bending over to work on the thing if you don't lift it up and down from a stand every time.my garage floor has a pitch to it and i just add 1/4 or 1/8 plywood squares under the scales to make it level. I have the locations for the scales taped out on the floor. However once you use a table with roll off pads you wont want to work on the floor ever again.