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Started by doc henderson, June 23, 2024, 10:24:13 PM

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Resonator

You do know Doc there are dump trucks for sale out there newer than 1976... ffcheesy



Project I got called in to help on last weekend...

My customer with the all electric pickup wanted to mount the body of his newly painted Model T onto the chassis. Took 5 guys and 2 forklifts (maybe overkill ffcheesy ), but we got the pieces "married" together. :thumbsup:
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
I'm chasing the sawdust dream.

Proud owner of a Wood-Mizer 2017 LT28G19

gspren

Quote from: barbender on June 24, 2024, 10:09:50 PMPat McManus devoted a story to sequences, and the vortex. He knew of that which he spoke😊
That is probably where our use of the term originated, I've read many of his stories and even a book or two.
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doc henderson

yeah res, I do not even see the dump bed on that ol thing!   ffsmiley ffsmiley ffsmiley  sweet ride.
Timber king 2000, 277c track loader, PJ 32 foot gooseneck, 1976 F700 state dump truck, JD 850 tractor.  2007 Chevy 3500HD dually, home built log splitter 18 horse 28 gpm with 5 inch cylinder and 32 inch split range with conveyor powered by a 12 volt tarp motor

Don P

I think Henry had put a dump bed on one in the buildup to WWI.

Resonator

No dump box going on that one. I think he's putting a rumble seat on the back, that'll be the only "cargo" it will haul. ffwave
Have heard of farmers back in the day cutting the bodies down to make them into pickups (or going a step further and making them into tractors). move_it
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
I'm chasing the sawdust dream.

Proud owner of a Wood-Mizer 2017 LT28G19

Don P

 I meant to reply to that. We can buy a cab and chassis easily nowadays and have it fitted out.  In the early years they were factory building that as an engine bay to the firewall and chassis and then a coachbuilder of some level did the cab and the rest of the body. I think that build was called a model TT.

This came the other day, a 12 qt 12V electric/ hydraulic pump.


I made it to the hydraulic shop today for hoses;


and hit the go button



This is the upper cylinder connection and 2 of those 1" blocks with a 1" hole



In the background left you can see a partially painted quarter of a tank with some 3" channel welded to one edge. I've made 2 for the sides, still need to find the headache end.

I had to loosen the hose and push to get it to go down. It will be heavier but I'm going to wish I had bought a setup with power up and down.  I'm fighting too much geometry I think.

Don P

Time for dinner and a movie but got it to here today... I need a better grade of worn out battery, that pump is a 200 amp draw  ffcheesy.



Welding on a lined water tank probably isn't the best and it brought another thread to mind. I remembered something today and someone was talking about their wire not sticking. Flux and solid core run opposite polarity.

mudfarmer

That is turning out real nice for a scrap rig  :thumbsup:

Re: mig, working for a guy that asked me to take some stuff home and weld it. Well there is a brand new looking Lincoln in the corner of the shop??? Yeah but I bought it 10 years ago and it doesn't work! Won't weld, had a welder buddy look at it and he said 110 migs are all junk anyway. I swapped the wires and it still welded like a new one should (great)

thecfarm

I had a 110 welder for a while. did great!!
But could only weld about 15 minutes at a time and then it would kick out and I would have to wait for it to cool off.   smiley_thumbsdown
No sense in cutting all the metal for a project.  smiley_furious3
Needed something to do when it kicked out.
Bought a 220 when I moved here. Can weld for as long as I want now.  :wink_2:
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

mudfarmer

The duty cycle is not great but a 110 flux core glue gun is a redneck's good buddy in a pinch or otherwise. My Lincoln is 22 years young and has fed miles and miles of wire, used and abused but worth every penny.

doc henderson

Still forging ahead on the ol dump truck.  4 days of temps over 100.  the safety shirt alarm went off.  the sweat lines met in the middle.   The brakes are together and just need bled.  the carb is still not right, and I am sure it is simple (when I find the problem) as it ran great prior to replacing the accelerator diaphragm.

Timber king 2000, 277c track loader, PJ 32 foot gooseneck, 1976 F700 state dump truck, JD 850 tractor.  2007 Chevy 3500HD dually, home built log splitter 18 horse 28 gpm with 5 inch cylinder and 32 inch split range with conveyor powered by a 12 volt tarp motor

TimW

Doc, you suppose to drink the beer.  Not pour it on your shirt. ffcheesy ffcheesy ffcheesy :snowball:
Mahindra 6520 4WD with loader/backhoe and a Caterpiller E70 Excavator.  My mill is a Woodmizer LT40HD Wide 35hp Yanmar Diesel. An old Lull 644D-34 called Bull

doc henderson

I go the long way.  I drink it then it pours out on my shirt and on the ground!   ffcheesy ffcheesy
Timber king 2000, 277c track loader, PJ 32 foot gooseneck, 1976 F700 state dump truck, JD 850 tractor.  2007 Chevy 3500HD dually, home built log splitter 18 horse 28 gpm with 5 inch cylinder and 32 inch split range with conveyor powered by a 12 volt tarp motor

Magicman

I will be shade tree turning a couple of wrenches tomorrow morning.  My sawmill blade drive belt chirped yesterday morning so it gets adjusted under a Beech tree, so shade it is.  smiley_sweat_drop
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It's Weird being the Same Age as Old People

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Hilltop366

Quote from: Don P on June 28, 2024, 02:33:47 PM


Looks like you have good tilt angle to get the stuff out of the box.

I made a 4'x8' dump trailer once for behind a tractor it had a single 3" cylinder and with the cylinders placed like yours with the rod towards the back of the dump bed and the cylinder to the front of the frame, it would not lift much so we ended up switching them around so the rod was attached to the bed towards the front and the cylinder end towards the back of the frame. Looked odd but would lift way more. It also would stand the box straight up but then would not lower on its own hooked up as a single acting cylinder so we got a second hose and made it power up and down. Your cylinders have quite of bit more angle to them when closed so probably not going to be a issue. ffsmiley

caveman

My primary GPS on my boat quit working a few weeks ago. It is obsolete and Garmin does not make an antenna that is designed for it anymore.  Anyway, a Garmin 19x antenna should work with it if we solder in a resistor wire and do everything just right.  The instructions that came with the antenna were vague and the internet info was questionable.  I'll call the tech guy in the morning and hopefully he has the patience to talk me through it. 

The biggest challenge is getting into the console of my 89 Proline.  The opening is 9 3/4"x 20 something.  I went into it twice and needed help to get out the second time (too many biscuits).  I used to own a Dusky and two grown men could enter the console and sit on buckets and work on wiring or steering.  This boat requires an elf or a contortionist to change a fuse or add an electronic device. 

The price was right, and it has caught a lot of fish, but DanG, what a Pita.


Thankfully, JMoore was there to move my Gerber tool to a position that would allow me to escape, otherwise I would have exited without anything on below the waist. 
Caveman

TimW

If I went in there a lot, I would enlarge the hole and make a new cover.
Mahindra 6520 4WD with loader/backhoe and a Caterpiller E70 Excavator.  My mill is a Woodmizer LT40HD Wide 35hp Yanmar Diesel. An old Lull 644D-34 called Bull

beenthere

Caveman
Can you send in a daughter to do the job? 
south central Wisconsin
It may be that my sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others

chet

Quote from: caveman on Yesterday at 10:02:30 PMotherwise I would have exited without anything on below the waist. 

sure glad ya didn't hafta post dat photo ffcheesy  ffcheesy  ffcheesy
I am a true TREE HUGGER, if I didnt I would fall out!  chet the RETIRED arborist

barbender

 Magic would've 😂

 Thankfully, I am of a size that someone else usually gets volunteered for those "restricted access" areas.
Too many irons in the fire

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