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#61 Cvans ONLINE  

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Posted January 20, 2012 - 11:06 PM

OK guys. I need to take this one step at a time. Believe me when I say your enthusiasm is contagious already. I'm having enough trouble not jumping ahead like I did with the bed. I haven't even driven the thing yet and I'm dreaming of running boards and cabs.
I think the seat will slide ahead a little. :smile1:

I had actually thought about attaching the cab to the bed like a head ache rack. Sure would cause havoc if I forgot about it when dumping in the trees or in the garage.

Last year I had a 55 gal. barrel in a wagon to water trees. Guess what is going to be hauling water next summer. I don't think the duals will be necessary as I have a set of deeply off set rims on the back now. This gives me 36" of width.

I also keep thinking a Chinese diesel would sound nice in this also. Just too many options.

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Posted January 20, 2012 - 11:23 PM

It looks like its coming together pretty good:thumbs: I know what you mean about jumping ahead and dreaming of other possibilities, thats what makes it FUN. I started the grader on a whim one day after thinking about doing it for quite awhile, was tired of thinking and wanted to be doing.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 02:16 AM

OK guys. I need to take this one step at a time. Believe me when I say your enthusiasm is contagious already. I'm having enough trouble not jumping ahead like I did with the bed. I haven't even driven the thing yet and I'm dreaming of running boards and cabs.



And have you dreamt about an air compressor, and a big honkin air horn on top
of the C cab. With the pull string too.:D

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 04:42 AM

Chris, get it all working first. You can then add the cab if YOU want to. Yeah, it would look cool, but if you have trees to work under, it could cause problems. I don't think I would add it to the bed, just that much more weight to lift and clearance needed. It can be built with 3 sheets of plywood. I just drew the plans up on a whim, something to pass the time. Plus it helps me learn what I can do with Sketchup. Good luck with the Dumpster.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 01:13 PM

:ditto:

That does look cool. I'm going to log that pic. for future use. Thanks Herb:bounce:

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 08:32 PM

Today I completed the bed and the hinge mechanism. As you can see there is no room behind the seat. When the bed is raised all the way up the first thing to hit is the frame on the rear tires. Dump angle can be as much as 85 degs. before contacting the tires. In this position there is 3 1/2" of ground clearance at the rear of the bed. The hinge tube is 1" ID with a wall thickness of 1/4". The grease zirk was added to help eliminate binding. Now at least I have an idea of what I need for cylinder length. In one photo you can see that the rear wheels have a lot of offset and extend to the edge of the bed so I'm hoping that stability won't be a problem.
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Posted January 22, 2012 - 11:56 AM

Looking at pic 2, I don't see room for a headboard for the bed. Hope I'm wrong. Looks great otherwise.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 02:21 PM

Good catch Kenny. I noticed that when taking the photos. I can either put rails on the side boards like I did my trailer and just drop the head board into them so they clear the seat. Or as stated earlier move the seat ahead a couple of inches. I have the room to do that but I hate to. I didn't want to move the bed back as I would be getting real close to the ground.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 03:30 PM

You need a set of adjusters under the seat. When you need the head board, move the seat. When you don't, make it comfy for you. You are doing a great job on this. I likey!
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Posted January 22, 2012 - 05:47 PM

Awesome work Chris, I missed this thread last night, but not tough to catch up, keep up the good work.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 06:23 PM

Good idea on the adjustable seat. Would give me the best of both worlds.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 07:06 PM

Chris,
This may sound stupid, but what if you went with a padded pan seat, and just added a farm tractor padded back rest, on the headboard of the dump bed, and just eliminate the high back seat?
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Posted January 22, 2012 - 07:11 PM

Chris,
This may sound stupid, but what if you went with a padded pan seat, and just added a farm tractor padded back rest, on the headboard of the dump bed, and just eliminate the high back seat?


A man that's wearing his "thinking cap"! That would work!

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 07:43 PM

A man that's wearing his "thinking cap"! That would work!

:iagree: That's another good idea. I guess this problem won't keep me awake tonight. It's been solved twice :smile1:

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 07:49 PM

What about angulating the front and back of the box, just a bit.
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