Fix the weather stripping space in your Tiger or Alpine
The tool is made from a really cheap, small, Chinese pry bar, between 7 and 8 inches long.
I like the orange handle, so I don’t lose sight of it.
The pry bars come with a factory bend about an inch from the tip of the bar. We will call this bend #1.
1. Shorten that end until it is about 3/8” long. (This makes the tool easier to use.)
2. Add a second bend approximately 1 1/2” from the tip of the bar, opposite bend #1 (aiming the other way. You’re not trying to make a circle!)
3. Turn the tool on its side.
Now the hard part
3. Using a very thin cutting disk, very slowly cut a slot in the end of the tip. I used a die grinder with a 1/8” thick cutting disk.
4. Make an angle cut from the tip towards the middle of the blade. Making the slice unequal will make the longer side stronger. (Figure 1)
It’s what you want… Approximately 1/8” shorter
Be very careful because the metal will get Red HOT. That takes the temper out of the steel so dip it in
water to cool it.
KEEP referring to the pictures!
John Barron is happy to share his idea for this tool. You can rent it from him.
(Contact him by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org ) Or make your own, just please don’t make it to sell!