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Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/6/14 2:52 p.m.

One of these things. I know, i know. But i figured this is a very diverse group and i don't really know of a forum for discount durable medical equipment resellers.

And yes, i'm serious. Shipping to 46237.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy SuperDork
6/6/14 2:54 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: And yes, i'm serious. Shipping to 46237.

ok... your serious... do you need a hip?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/6/14 2:55 p.m.

Please tell me this is for a vehicle project and not a DIY hip replacement. Because that would totally void the warranty.

Maybe try a crematorium for a used one?

bgkast
bgkast GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/6/14 3:01 p.m.

That would make a wicked shift knob

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/6/14 3:01 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: Maybe try a crematorium for a used one?

Great idea, thanks!

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
6/6/14 3:02 p.m.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/6/14 3:02 p.m.
bgkast wrote: That would make a wicked shift knob

Dammit. I should have known you lot would have caught on quickly.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/6/14 3:02 p.m.

berkeley you, Bob.

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof PowerDork
6/6/14 3:05 p.m.

When I have my knee replaced, I can ask for the old parts back and you can use that.

Ditchdigger
Ditchdigger UltraDork
6/6/14 3:08 p.m.

I remember a bit of a fracas about 15 years ago when they started popping up on ebay. IIRC the manufacturers were trying to arrest folks selling them stating until they were installed they were the property of the manufacturer or other such crap.

My pop found a case of hip replacement samples in a rental unit he was cleaning out and wanted to sell them but decided against it. I wonder what became of them?

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/6/14 3:15 p.m.
Zomby Woof wrote: When I have my knee replaced, I can ask for the old parts back and you can use that.

That would be berkeleying RAD.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/6/14 3:17 p.m.
Ditchdigger wrote: I remember a bit of a fracas about 15 years ago when they started popping up on ebay. IIRC the manufacturers were trying to arrest folks selling them stating until they were installed they were the property of the manufacturer or other such crap. My pop found a case of hip replacement samples in a rental unit he was cleaning out and wanted to sell them but decided against it. I wonder what became of them?

Please please PLEASE find out for me?

ryanty22
ryanty22 HalfDork
6/6/14 3:37 p.m.

A diy hip replacement woulg be soooo grassroots, especially if you built your own parts

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
6/6/14 3:38 p.m.
Zomby Woof wrote: When I have my knee replaced, I can ask for the old parts back and you can use that.

I don't think it works like that.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/6/14 3:41 p.m.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Lot-of-Hip-Replacement-Tools-Orthopedic-Surgeon-/261478515574

Sell 18 of them, keep one for yourself.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
6/6/14 3:50 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote:
bgkast wrote: That would make a wicked shift knob
Dammit. I should have known you lot would have caught on quickly.

Ben, if you find a reliable source, I want in on this. I wouldn't poach if we were in the same state.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/6/14 4:02 p.m.

Thanks Keith! I'm going to lowball an offer on that. There's nobody even watching that auction.

Tom, i got you.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
6/6/14 4:05 p.m.

If you decide to do a DIY hip replacement make sure you do a build thread.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/6/14 4:05 p.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: If you decide to do a DIY hip replacement make sure you do a build thread.

Will do. Hopefully i'm not too rusty and it ends up looking like the Escort.

Step 1: Gut and remove everything with sawall

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/6/14 4:12 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: Step 1: Gut and remove everything with sawall

Ehhh... I think there should be a step before that that includes a modicum of booze and at least a local.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/6/14 4:14 p.m.
Brett_Murphy wrote:
Swank Force One wrote: Step 1: Gut and remove everything with sawall
Ehhh... I think there should be a step before that that includes a modicum of booze and at least a local.

In my experience with builds, that step comes about 30 minutes in when you get frustrated and/or lose motivation.

44Dwarf
44Dwarf UltraDork
6/7/14 6:52 a.m.

Going back 20+ years ago I balanced 4 high speed Lathes that machined the ball on the of the joint. Two were for roughing out the casting the other two were for final finish machining. Company was in Sturbridge mass, but name is lost in my memory now...

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
6/7/14 7:43 a.m.

One of our local crematoriums used to dump them in the river where we swam when we were kids.

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/7/14 8:29 a.m.
Derick Freese wrote: One of our local crematoriums used to dump them in the river where we swam when we were kids.

erohslc
erohslc HalfDork
6/7/14 9:10 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: Thanks Keith! I'm going to lowball an offer on that. There's nobody even watching that auction. Tom, i got you.

Check out e-snipe ...

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