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#61 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:17 PM

Cat's away, now we can play!



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Kitty is away??? Is this where the food fight starts???

 

 

Ken your trailer looks great.. can you stop by to help restore my ole trailer.. It's from 1984. 



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:16 PM

No it isn't shored up nearly enough . It should have two support poles on the raised side, three cables securing it to the ceiling and the scissor lift should be bolted to a wall that is attached  to a tree that is anchored to a steel girder.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:58 PM

No it isn't shored up nearly enough . It should have two support poles on the raised side, three cables securing it to the ceiling and the scissor lift should be bolted to a wall that is attached  to a tree that is anchored to a steel girder.

 

 

And duck tape.....


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:11 PM

Duct tape should be used at any location that a cable or line touches anything else to keep them from rubbing and breaking.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 09:37 PM

Trailer project was put on hold today. Fixing my HT-23 was way more important. <br><br><br>
But tonight I'm going to spray on some rust converter where I could not get to when it was up on its other side, like under the fender that's pictured. . <br><br><br>
And you say Scott's away ? What's up with that ? He's only been a Mod a short time and he's getting VK time ? Where do I apply ?

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 10:04 PM

I'm still watching, buttercup.
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Posted March 07, 2013 - 01:26 PM

I'm still watching, buttercup.


I know, cause you luv us, Cupcake !!

Something done this am rite up your alley Scott, planned the decking down to the proper thickness.

First Pic is for Scott, sorta a inside joke.

2nd pic is of my 32 or so year old cheapie surface planner, still with the original blades. It planned this white oak nicely.

3rd & 4th pics show the nice oak grain. I hate the fact that I'll be coating it all with drain oil & diesel fuel.

Anyone need some oak saw dust ?

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 02:32 PM

Are you guys tired of me yet ?

At this rate I'll be @ a thousand posts soon too. But honestly, post count don't mean poppycock to me. : )

Anyway, the new LED lights were just delivered !!

New dot reflective tape as well.

I requested a price from Towmaster for a new VIN decal and also a new decal kit.

They emailed me rite back with a price for just the VIN decal. $45.00 !! I won't be buying one at that price, and I told them so. It was put in such a bad location when new, that it was ruined within a year or two. After telling them that, they asked me to call them and they will make things rite, I haven't done so yet, but will this afternoon.

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Your oak boards look like they should be used for fine furniture :thumbs: very nice


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 06:53 PM

<p>Your oak boards look like they should be used for fine furniture :thumbs: very nice</p>


Thank you !! They will be bolted down tonight hopefully. I ran to the surplus steel and hardware place and picked up a crap load of 3/8" Stainless Steel bolts, washers and nuts. Also picked up 2 new 3/8" safety chain hooks.

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Your oak boards look like they should be used for fine furniture :thumbs: very nice

I've got to agree,that oak really turned out nice! I'm a big fan of the led lighting I've had almost zero problems since changing over to them.The almost comes from my partially color blind self getting the green and brown wires mixed up,took awhile to figure that one out! :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 11:16 PM

3 Boards down !! Not to be confused with "3 Doors Down"

It's a pain in the a$$ doing this alone. It would be great with someone helping, too much running. Thankfully it's on it's side still, it would really stink laying on the floor and putting the washers and nuts on.

And thankfully I had a dozen or so brand new USA made good quality 3/8" bits. Bought a bunch of sizes at a warehouse crackhead sale a few years ago.

Notice the spacing ? 1/4" in-between the boards and 3/8" on the outside along the steel.
I'm sure this oak will swell when and if it gets soaked, and with the bigger gap (Scott's suggestion). It will be easy to grab the blowgun and blow the debris out.

4 more boards to go, but one will need to be ripped down, that one will be be placed in the center for looks. Yes, I'm getting anal with this project.

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 01:18 AM

I'll bore you all with a few more pics. I can't wait for Lilysdad to get back, he thinks I'm a dummy and hopefully he will believe I'm doing all this myself.

So I needed to rip the center board down to 5" and the boards are not straight and I don't have a joiner that's big enough to give me a straight edge to go off of. I was going to strike a line with a chalk line but couldn't cause the board was too bowed.

Light bulb goes off in my head, use a 10' piece of Unistrut and C clamps. Worked like a charm. The Milwaukee worn drive just ripped it like it was soft pine.

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 06:23 AM

Looking good, Ken! That's going to be a great looking trailer again!


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