Old SSTs

Years ago, long before my time at the shop, my dealership used to sell Buicks along with Toyota. A strange combination if you ask me. Relics of that have always been around, one of them being all the old Special Service Tools (SSTs) in one of our tool rooms.

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Most of them hadn’t been used in years, a lot probably never. One day the shop foreman had me help him clean out the room, and we got rid of probably 90% of the stuff. This is the pile of empty cases to be thrown out when we were done.

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Everything that was metal, which was a lot, was put into the scrap pile. Two of those red carts were completely full of all kinds of special odd-shaped pieces of metal and bolts designed for some specific service on some older car that we don’t work on anymore.

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I was able to snag some of the few useful things that we found, and this is pretty much all there was that wasn’t so special that it was useless. I got a belt tension gauge, blacklight, halogen leak detector, some odd sockets, and a long metal bar that I keep in my car now. The best I got was a pair of Vise-grips with some odd metal welded onto the jaws. I cut the metal off and got a nice pair of Vise-grips for free.


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-Dan

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