: Wrenching at home...any oddball tools needed?



The real Fast Eddie
05-21-13, 01:51 AM
Greetings to Group...
I see a few different sources for shop manuals.. Are they all sourced from GM? Anybody care to suggest the best one... or perhaps have a set for sale?

I've got a good space to work in and have access to a pretty complete group of tools. I'll be focusing on maintinance,brakes and suspension for a start.

Do the manuals list specialty tools needed...a pretty pricey set of books, and I want to make sure I get the right ones!

Anybody going to be at Sears Point on the weekend?
The real Fast Eddie

cruiser68
05-21-13, 12:18 PM
Believe it or not I think I have a spare set of Helm manuals for the 2011. I will check tonight. If I do, I'll sell them to you significantly less than $250 plus freight! The Helm manuals are THE ONLY ONES I would buy. VERY complete including the GM Tool numbers required for special jobs. 4 or 5 volume set each volume 3" thick

thebigjimsho
05-21-13, 01:21 PM
Anyone who visits this forum has access to a pretty complete group of tools...

The real Fast Eddie
05-21-13, 04:54 PM
...Thanks Cruiser, It'll be a big help to have the books on the bench...and roger to Big Jim on the Forum Tools as well(!)
Ping me if you do dig those up, Cruiser.

cruiser68
05-21-13, 06:10 PM
Found them. shot you a pm.

Trapspeed
05-21-13, 08:06 PM
Anyone who visits this forum has access to a pretty complete group of tools...

Classic. :)

The real Fast Eddie
05-21-13, 08:41 PM
...right back at you, let me know if it got thru...i got no verification.

cruiser68
05-21-13, 09:44 PM
Got it.

The real Fast Eddie
05-22-13, 12:28 PM
...Deleted my PM file and waiting for your mailing info.

cruiser68
05-22-13, 01:19 PM
Sent my paypal addy which went through. Tried to send my mailing address and it now says your mailbox if full again :)

thebigjimsho
05-22-13, 01:50 PM
Yeah, new members get 2 total PMs. So when you send a PM, erase it from your Sent box right away...

baabootoo
05-24-13, 12:29 PM
Plenty of 1/4" drive extensions, if you'll be doing radiator/crank pulley work and need the fans off.

The real Fast Eddie
05-24-13, 09:22 PM
...it's in the pipeline, thanks for the great deal, Cruiser...and thanks to the others for their
advice and comments.The depth of this forum is unreal!
The real Fast Eddie

spearfish25
05-27-13, 08:31 PM
Second the Helm manuals. I wasn't thrilled about dropping $250 but they are impressive and well worth the coin. The 5vol set is huge.