Poor Man's Creeper
I love working on my car. And I don't mind working on my back underneath the car. But I hate laying on bare cement floor. When I lay down on its cold hard surface, I feel like someone's missing a soul. It's rough, sandy surface wears away my t-shirt quickly.
Auto parts stores sells creepers for vehicles. These creepers have four wheels so that you can push yourself around under the car. They even have low profile ones for vehicles with low clearance. I just never bought one of these, because they will take up room in my garage. Plus, my car's clearance is too low for it to be useful.
I deal with it by using an old windshield sun block (see photo below). The sun shield has a smooth surface so that I can easily slide my body around. It is also thin, so low clearance isn't a big deal. It has a reflective silver surface that lets me redirect light underneath the vehicle.
The sun shield is also useful for moving parts from underneath the car. In the photograph below, I used the sun shield to move the catalytic converter and the header out from underneath the car.
real poor man
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