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Old 03-09-2007, 02:48 AM   #1
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Default BC "Tool Exchange /Rental Program"?

A thread by Hans:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=73448

got me to thinking...has anyone here ever tried to set up a members-only tool exchange / rental program so forum members can share or loan out those expensive and/or infrequently needed and/or use-it-once-or-twice-in-a-lifetime-GM-specialty tools?

So, workable idea, or asking for trouble? Hans' PayPal deposit idea sounds like a good model...

Guess it would have to start with a "database" of willing members and their toys...

For example, I have a Porter Cable 7424 DA buffer and full set of Lake Country Pads I only whip out every three or four months or so...seems a shame to let that sit on the shelf for most of its life when someone else could be benefiting from it.
I also have a KAL compression tester kit and a KAL engine oil/tranny fluid pressure tester kit that I use maybe once every few years.
I will eventually (if it ever GETS HERE ) have a DHP Tuner that I won't be using all the time...
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Basically, those that live near each other already do. I live at least 12 hours from any other active member on this board, so such a program would not benefit me one iota.
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I have an INTENSE pulley puller I'm happy to rent out as well for no charge...As long as you purchase your pulleys/MPS from INTENSE
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Basically, those that live near each other already do. I live at least 12 hours from any other active member on this board, so such a program would not benefit me one iota.
What, they don't have mail in Kansas? :P
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Basically, those that live near each other already do. I live at least 12 hours from any other active member on this board, so such a program would not benefit me one iota.
What, they don't have mail in Kansas? :P
Well, sometimes the pony dies. :P

Oh, shipping, eh? I guess that would be worth waiting for if the local AutoZone doesn't have it to loan out....
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Yeah, I know advance does that too. not sure about checker.
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Basically, those that live near each other already do. I live at least 12 hours from any other active member on this board, so such a program would not benefit me one iota.
What, they don't have mail in Kansas? :P
Well, sometimes the pony dies. :P

Oh, shipping, eh? I guess that would be worth waiting for if the local AutoZone doesn't have it to loan out....
I am 3 hours from Salina.

Of course I have few cool tools too...so pointless

Just had to point out the 12hours from active member part
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Basically, those that live near each other already do. I live at least 12 hours from any other active member on this board, so such a program would not benefit me one iota.
What, they don't have mail in Kansas? :P
Well, sometimes the pony dies. :P

Oh, shipping, eh? I guess that would be worth waiting for if the local AutoZone doesn't have it to loan out....
I am 3 hours from Salina.

Of course I have few cool tools too...so pointless

Just had to point out the 12hours from active member part
Oooh!! Sweet! I've been trying to gather "local" members for a meet for years! Hehe...

Well, aside from my current hiatus.... :P

I suppose something like a tool exchange would be quite helpful. How would it be organized?
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only cool tools I have are cherry picker, compression gauge and the basics. When we did my brothers Lesabre transmission, we had to rent/borrow a few items. :(

I have only been your way once, my Brother-in-laws folks live in FT Scott and we stopped thru there on the way to help some more relatives move from Lenexa.
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Basically, those that live near each other already do. I live at least 12 hours from any other active member on this board, so such a program would not benefit me one iota.
you are only 6-8 from me
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