Not quite ghetto, definitely not pro............ but a great way to change USD fork springs and dampners.
Needed to replace fork seals and install heavy "fat man" front spring. So I built my own fork spring compressor. Started by using a common clamp from sears. Then added a spacer and piece of tubing. A little bracing and some nuts welded to the outside. I used a mini lathe to cut the ends of the bolt down, but you could easily use a grinder or dremel tool to get the same effect. All of this came from my scrap pile and a clamp I hadn't used in years. basically a free tool. Once I got done building my tool, I was able to replace the seals, change the springs, and fork oil, both tubes together in under 2 hours.