Impact wrench 180 degree reverse extention?

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jholder
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Impact wrench 180 degree reverse extention?

Post by jholder » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:58 am

So I've got a bolt that faces the inside of the vehicle in the wheel well, that would love some attention from an impact wrench. However there are only a few inches of clearance between the face of the bolt and the wheel well. Plenty of room for a ratchet, wrench, etc...but not enough for my impact wrench. So I was thinking about it, surely there is some kind of gear-extenstion-180-degree-backwards-extension-thing-a-ma-bob, that would attach onto my impact wrench, drop down about 6 inches, and then point a 1/2" socket 180 degrees (read: back towards the body of the impact wrench) that would let me access the bolt. A quick google search has come up with nothing, but that may very well mean i'm looking with the wrong keywords.

Anyone ever seen anything like that?

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Post by 93redgt » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:25 am

sounds like a way to make lots of money.....i would buy one if they were out there.....the problem would be strength of gears and side load

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Post by OMGWTFBODY » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:41 am

Homemade breaker bar sounds like your best bet.
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Post by MadCow » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:34 pm

They have universal impact joints. They can swivel about 90 degrees. I never had the need to put 2 together and go 180 degrees but it might work. Also they are almost impossible to use with hand tools so you pretty much have to use an impact.

http://m.harborfreight.com/3-piece-univ ... 20provided

Here's another tool I have no experience with but they might make a 180 or 2 might do the trick.

http://toolmonger.com/2008/05/30/gearle ... t-adapter/
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