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Old 12-07-2022, 06:15 AM
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I recently purchased one and my only regret is I didn't buy it sooner. With a bad back it would have been a godsend during my build.
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Old 12-07-2022, 10:02 PM
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That's awesome! Is that a release handle rip deal or a pump-up handle?
I like it.
That's the release handle on the side. It was part of the original push bar. I cut it off and bolted it on the side. The pump-up is a floor level bar at one end you can pump with your foot.
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Old 12-08-2022, 09:51 AM
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Saw this creeper on VAF several years ago, saved it to my "like to build someday file” but would replace the jack with a 12 volt linear actuator and power it with a M12 Milwaukee battery pack.
I recognize that blue creepe! that one was a 3 week project prototype I produced some years back. Amazing that you spotted that post. Update. I still use that one and works very well . It has to be adjusted for "pitch" before you roll under something but support is excellent. Built from 1 inch sq tubing , a floor jack and some FH casters and a piece of foam to the head rest area. Thanks for recognizing it.
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Old 12-08-2022, 10:56 AM
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I somehow missed this thread the first time. I may win the contest for biggest piece of junk creeper times the number of decades I've been using it (predates the 21 year old airplane) by a decade or two. Not sure why I've tolerated it - awful thing to get on board for reasons discussed.

I like that AeroCreeper except for the cost, of course, but also it appears those casters would love to meet up with wheel fairings.

Hmm, may have found a winter project to build.
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Old 12-15-2022, 06:14 PM
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Follow-up:

My Aerocreeper was delivered yesterday. Arrived fully assembled and securely packaged 53lb, 24"X57"X8" cardboard box. The creeper is sturdy and heavy, and I'm very happy with the quality. I only have one squawk...

The bolt threads that support the seat-back adjustment carriage are pointed inward towards the seat-back upholstery (see photos). The gap between the bolt threads and the seat-back upholstery was too-close for my comfort. Although there is no side-to-side play in the seat-back frame at all, I now feel more at ease having reversed the bolts - threads now pointing outward from the creeper. This created more room between the bolt head, and the seat-back upholstery.

That's it - only squawk I have. I'm very happy with the purchase!
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Old 12-16-2022, 03:58 AM
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Very interesting safety thought !
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