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Old 01-08-2013, 05:08 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Top side creeper

I am thinking about purchasing a top side creeper for under the hood work because it is starting to get hard on the knees inside the hood of a lifted truck lol. Didnt know if it is a good investment and if anyone else has used one. Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:20 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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We have one at work and its great for larger trucks. Only problem I have with it is laying on it for too long, and it can make some things harder to do. But being able to get at the back of a 7.3 in a 4x4 F550 is a nice thing.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:40 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I welded up a step that hangs off the top side of the tire and it sure is handy to reach under the hood of anything, even the big mud toys. Plus if you can weld it can be made of scrap
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:54 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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I welded up a step that hangs off the top side of the tire and it sure is handy to reach under the hood of anything, even the big mud toys. Plus if you can weld it can be made of scrap
I have a tire step in my wheeler, but it isn't much good when the wheels are leaning against the shop wall. :P Example of tire step.

If you are under the hood/cowl often, top-side creepers are worth every penny in my opinion.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:21 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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You don't have quite the leverage when you are trying break bolts loose, and yeah some situations are a little weird. BUT, my topside creeper is the pride and joy of my life. It is so damn comfortable, it makes me start to get sleepy working at night. This wasn't a problem before because of the excruciating pain in my knees and back. I highly recommend you own one if you plan on doing much under the hood of anything.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:41 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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I have the foldable one. If I had to do it again I would buy the regular one. My foldable still takes up a lot of room.
Like said above you lose a lot of leverage when trying to break bolts loose but it was a great investment for when I put my new turbo setup on.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:46 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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I use mine a few times a week, and it's a savior if you have a bad back, but it takes up a lot of floor space.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:07 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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Alright so seeing the posative feedback im set on getting one. Now the question is what brand?
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I think mines actually called 'topside creeper'
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I love mine. Got it from NAPA.
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