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Custom Made My 1St Ever Sleeve Hitch For The Jacobsen

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#16 gbrown OFFLINE  


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Posted April 03, 2012 - 08:39 PM

That looks really good Chris! I'd also like to see some progress pics of the scraper blade if you decide to build one!

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Posted April 04, 2012 - 10:42 AM

Great job Chris... You must have a way to bend plate steel for the frame.. I'm in the fabrication stage of a briney sleeve hitch my self,, But I am haveing trouble bending the steel .. I laid out my bend lines,, heated up the area in my vice and went to bend,, and about tipped my whole work bench over.. :o I think I will have to take it to a fabricator to get some bends made... So much for making something for nothing.. I have all the parts, just not the equip. to bend it.. someone said to use a log-splitter.. I like that idea !!
Again NICE JOB sodi
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Posted April 04, 2012 - 08:22 PM

I do have a enerpack press, but I did the bends in the vise, I used my cutting torch to heat it up, small torch just won't get it hot enough, when it is hot enough you will know, as it will bend with little resistance.