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#46 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 03:54 PM

The new bed is in, but not welded in yet. That will be done tomorrow evening.

My dumb a$$ had to cut the 10 gauge floor length wise. I ordered from the steel place with exact measurements. But did not account for the old welds. So it would not fit. Took 1/4" off then it dropped rite in. No plasma cutter, 4" cutting wheel on the grinder did the trick.

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 07:16 PM

I had to share this idea, but it's not mine.

Some of you guys know Don (Docbailey) over at MTF. I asked him if he had any tips for painting rims with the tires still on.

Well lookie here, he did have a trick to share.
Guess that's why every single restore project that he has shared over the years is always 100% first class.

I just have to tape up the valve stem and paint away.

On another note, I ordered all new LED lights today for the trailer.

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Ken looks like you got it going good. I need a better trailer for the Bolens myself........


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:13 PM

The project is really coming together JK. You even managed to save some scrap metal! :D  Don knows his stuff when it comes to painting. :thumbs:


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:19 PM

great work


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:23 PM

Won.t that keep the lip from getting painted where it rolls over to the tire? I did something similar once with a tractor and now when you stand beside it and look down, that yellow/green primer really stands out.



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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:47 PM

<p>Won.t that keep the lip from getting painted where it rolls over to the tire? I did something similar once with a tractor and now when you stand beside it and look down, that yellow/green primer really stands out.</p>


It just might Doug, but I'm painting white on rims that are already white. I can see what your saying though. Major color change just might stick out.

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:13 AM

That's why I use the paper method with the bead broken. Let's you get the outside of the lip.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 01:43 PM

Hats off to a nice job! s8725.gif


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#55 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 03:12 PM

<p>That's why I use the paper method with the bead broken. Let's you get the outside of the lip.</p>


I was going to do it that way and I tried for a little bit, but I said screw it, breaking the bead wasn't going real well.

They turned out just fine IMO. Hopefully I'll be on the next episode of "Pimp my Trailer"

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 03:17 PM

Looking good for the big snow you are to get. Cover it up!



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 04:01 PM

<p>Looking good for the big snow you are to get. Cover it up!</p>


That baby is in a heated garage rite now, and it's not coming out till it's complete.

10 Gauge floor pan is in, but I came up with a new plan rather then welding it in. Bolts !! And freebie bolts that I saved from being taken to the scrap yard. I must have 1,000 of these and this is the first and a PERFECT fit for them. 3/8 x 3/4"
They have teeth under the low profile # 4 Phillips head. I did not even have to dig out my # 4 to hold the heads from spinning, those teeth gripped great. My 18 volt impact did not even spin em.

Next ?? Oak deck is going down, but first I need to plane the boards down about 3/16" they are about an 1/8" thicker then most rough cut 6/4. I could say screw it and use them as is, but I'm not they would stick up past the steel wedge that acts as part of the ramp.

And I've decided I'm not going to use the 1/2 x 2-1/2 plated carriage bolts. I'm headed to the huge surplus steel & metal place and I'm getting a bunch of 3/8 x 2-1/2 18-8 stainless steel bolts, nuts and fender washers. I've gone this far the rite way, why use something that will be rusting rite away.

I'm way over budget anyway. Lol

Need any of those bolts pictured, I've got plenty. CHEAP !!

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 04:25 PM

Ken, looking real good :thumbs:


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 04:54 PM

Attention, will the staff safety officer from Minnesota please give this a thumbs up for a safe (enough) working condition. : ) <br><br>
That trailer has hauled that scissor lift for thousands of miles, it's the least it can do is be an anchor point so that it can be held up so I can finish the other side. <br><br>
What do you say Cat ? Would you work under it ?

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 04:56 PM

Oops, forgot the dam pics.

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