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The Automotive Restoration Program at McPherson College would greatly appreciate the following used items that are in good, serviceable condition for their students (Please Note: Equipment that is “out-of-date” for machine and auto shops working on newer vehicles may be perfect for the restoration program):


  • Body hammers
  • Nylon metal forming hammers
  • Hand dollies
  • Bulls eye picks
  • Stainless steel flexible rulers
  • Welding vice grips of various jaw length
  • Standard and philips screwdrivers
  • 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ socket sets with rachet and regular and deep sockets
  • Standard and metric combination wrenches
  • 3/8″ and 1/2″ drive breaker bars
  • Right and left curve aircraft snips
  • 3/8″ electric drills, reversible
  • Drill bits
  • Electric grinders
  • 25′ heavy duty extension cords, 110 volt
  • 10′ heavy duty extension cords, 220 volt
  • Trouble lights
  • Belt/disk sander on stand
  • 3 1/4″4″ angle grinders


  • Tire changer
  • Tire balancer
  • Spotwelder
  • Pulmax machine
  • Electric storage lifts
  • 48″ or larger sheetmetal sheer
  • 8′ or larger sheetmetal break
  • Sheetmetal shrinker-stretcher


  • Ford Model A or Model T parts or vehicles
  • 1966 Mustang Fastback body
  • 20 ga. sheetmetal
  • Hardwood
  • Upholstery and trim material
  • Abrasive materials


  • AutoCad software
  • Large format (36″ or larger) plotter, Postscript capable

If you have any of the above items that you would like to donate to the program, please contact Robert Vaughn by phone at 620-241-0731, ext. 1233 or email:
Robert Vaughn is the Director of Restoration Technology Operations and Associate Professor of Technology.

For more information about the McPherson College Restoration Program, visit


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