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Body Gap Measurement Pocket Tool

Body Gap Measurement Pocket Tool

Body Gap Measurement Pocket Tool

(OP)
Several years ago I was at a vehicle assembly plant on assignment for a few months.  An engineer who had spent time in Japan had a small pocket scale that was specifically designed for reading gaps, like in doors, decklids and anyplace else on the body.  

This particular gap measurement tool was about the length of a pocket scale, and no wider.  It was triangular in shape.  The tip is inserted into a gap and when it goes no further, the tick mark at that point tells you what the gap is, in mm (maybe the other side was inches).  

Has anyone seen such a tool or know where I can order some in the US?  I have seen other gap tools with steps, but I am looking for the triangular version.

Thanks,

Diane

RE: Body Gap Measurement Pocket Tool

Diane:

That tool is often referred to as a taper gauge.  Here is one supplier.

Address:
Kagiya Trading
P.O. Box 21052
Nashville, TN
37331

Hope that helps.
Dave

RE: Body Gap Measurement Pocket Tool

I'm not sure if you have access to RS components over there in the US - but I know they used to stock one.  I know it wont come as any consolation - but I have one of these mysef and much prefer to use a Lupe (10:1 magnifying glass with a scale)

best wishes

sean

RE: Body Gap Measurement Pocket Tool

(OP)
Thanks to both of you.  I will pursue those leads.  :)

RE: Body Gap Measurement Pocket Tool

(OP)
Now that I know the name of it, I was able to do an internet search and there were a few companies who sell them.  Here's what it looks like if anyone else is interested.  I hope this link hooks up to the right page - it should show the tool as available through spartantools.com

[link]http://www.spartantoolsales.com/

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