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#76 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 04:57 PM

Thanks Guys!

I got the battery mounted. I found two big long bolts and welded them to the axle. Then, I welded two big washers to the ends of a piece of flat stock, bolted it on and cut off the ends of the bolts so they weren't sticking out so far and the battery has no movement to it.
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I found battery wires and hooked up a ground, I only found one hot wire that was long enough and it had a terminal, but the other end was missing. I will have to get an end for it sometime soon, I could not find one.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 05:02 PM

Looking great Ryan.
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Posted May 05, 2012 - 10:04 PM

Thanks Casey.

Goals For Tomorrow:
1) Mount toolbox
2) Make air hose spool
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 05:33 AM

Coming right along here, Ryan. Great spot for the battery, nice holder! Sounds like it will ready to work before long!
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 05:46 AM

Coming right along and looking great. It'll be making air in no time.

Good spot for a battery. Out of the way & easy to change or charge. If you have a piece, you might put some of old inner tube under the battery and in between your strap and the battery. Help with the vibrations a bit and also help protect the steel a little against any battey acid. I would also suggest painting the bolts and area around to slow any deterioration there.
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 05:54 AM

Hey Ryan that looks like a worthwhile project. Nice job :thumbs: , bet that will come in real handy.

Only one question though, Just how long are your spring breaks there in NY??? :confuse: :poke:
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 07:56 AM

Kenny, it wont be long at all! I want to have all the fabrication done by next weekend. It really depends on when I can get the few things I need.

Alan, I have tubes galore! Thanks for the tip, I will put some under the wrap and under the battery on the axle. After I am done fabricating, I will take the compressor back off and paint it. Most likely, the trailer frame will be brush painted and the little parts rattle canned.

Greg, spring break has been long over now! We origanaly had a week off but extra snow days gave us a few more days off. I started this project and had to stop after only a few days because, I ran out of welding gas. I just got back to this project last week.
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 07:02 PM

I spent most of today mowing and didn't have much time to work on this. I was able to make the spool for the hose. I used some kind of T shaped steel I had. I tried to notch it and bent it but it just broke so I had to make some angled cuts.
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I used some self-tappers and screwed it to the bracket for the exhaust.
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I wont have time to work on it tomorrow, I should be able to get to it Tuesday. Other then making a mount for the toolbox, I think I am done with the fab work :mecry:

Goals For Teusday:
1) Mount toolbox
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Looking excellent Ryan, keep it up.
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Posted May 07, 2012 - 02:13 AM

Won't be long now! Great progress. Like your hose holder!
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Posted May 07, 2012 - 02:48 AM

Ryan, I just got caught up on this thread. You are doing a great job! Keep up the good work! :thumbs:
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Posted May 09, 2012 - 10:17 PM

My apologies for not updating this. I started to make something to mount the toolbox but I ran out of welding wire again :wallbanging: Being that it was only a two pound spool, and all the welding on the frame, I ate it all up! I did get a lot of welding experience though! Lol.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 09:42 AM

Sure looks like a good project.
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Posted May 11, 2012 - 06:51 PM

I got more welding wire today. Again, they didn't have a large spool so I had to settle for another small one. I also got most of the plumbing parts I need for the air hose.

I am using a 3/8 hose, but all of my air tools use 1/2 air couplers so I had to get a few adapters and jump up a few sizes.
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I got a 90 degree angle to come out of the tank and go to a ball valve. I need an end for the hose before I can say it's completely hooked up.
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Goals For Tomorrow:
1) mount tool-box

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 06:57 PM

Ryan, Your like the Energizer Bunny!! You like never stop LOL.

Do you need any fittings or valves?

If you ever need stuff let me know. I have a lots of air related things.
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