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Posted July 06, 2013 - 07:50 PM

Looks great! I will be following along! :watch_over_fence:  :watch_over_fence:

 

 

 

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Posted July 06, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Good start, Ryan! Is this going to have a dump bed? How are you going to dump it? Manual? Hydraulic?

 

Yes, it will have a dump bed. It is going to be hydraulically operated.


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 05:41 PM

I had some time, so I started to make the mounting plates for the final drives earlier. Each plate is a 6 inch square, and has four 7/16 holes drilled into it. I still have to cut out the big hole in the center, but I already had put the torch away after cutting out the plates, and I was not up to standing over a hot flame any more then I already had; besides, I pretty much have until the 20th to get these plates made up, so no rush.

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The last few pictures I have posted of my cuts have been horrible! So, I took a picture of the ones on the 3/8 plate to halfway redeem myself. :D  The on the right is still not that great

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:59 AM

Looks good, Ryan! I don't have a steady hand for using a torch, but if I can clamp a piece of angle (or something) for a guide. I do okay!


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Posted July 10, 2013 - 01:30 PM

I have been pretty busy, but I got the large holes cut in the final drive mounting plates.
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I had a bit of cutting before these holes, and once I finished I had to come in; Hot and humid already, then add the gloves, goggles, and flame! I am going to go back out soon and see if I can get the frame rails notched and prepped for the plates.


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Posted July 10, 2013 - 04:02 PM

I cut out the notches in the channel iron for the mounting plates.

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Here is how the plates fit in. As you can see, one side of the channel iron still crosses the large hole in the center of the plates. I am going to cut out a section, and weld in a short piece of pipe so that I can keep some of the structural strength that I have cut out.

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 05:03 PM

Earlier today I got the steering box mount cut off of the old frame, and I also made some mounting plates for it; originally, it was welded to the frame, but then if something is ever wrong with it you need to take everything in front of the tranny off to get it out of the mount! I do not like that, so I decided to make a bolt on mount for it.

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The smaller of the two plates has the holes tapped at 1/2"-13 so I can use two bolts with 3/4" heads to hold it on. It will be welded into the channel iron, like so. I already put a bevel on the corners of the plate, so the root gap is not as large as it appears in the picture.

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The original mount for the box with be welded to the other plate, which will then bolt to the other plate welded into the frame. The piece of channel iron shown in the picture below is not the one it will be welded to, that one is just the one I used for mock up.

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Very nice work.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:00 AM

Looking great! Keep it up and this will be an awe inspiring build and awesome machine when you are done!! :rocker2:

 

 

 

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 10:27 PM

Hardcore!

Just keep at it.  Got some work ahead of you.  And save up for that plasma cutter, though your torch work isn't bad at all.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 12:59 PM

This whole not being able to weld the frame is really slowing me down! This was supposed to a summer project that I could finish before going back to school, and summer break is about 2/3 over and I have almost nothing to show for yet! After a good amount of waiting, my uncle will be coming today to instal the 220v outlet in the garage so I can weld this thing together.

 

In order to make sure that the plates for the final drives will be alligned when welded to the frame, I assembles the final drives, plates, and differential together. Then, I welded a piece of angle iron between them as a place holder until I weld the plates to the frame. Once the plates are welded to the frame, I will remove the piece of angle iron and grind down any evidence of it being there.

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 09:45 AM

Your serial tag should have an X on it for the small differential.


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 07:57 PM

Today, I got some of the frame welded together.

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Getting the frame squared up was no easy feat. My workbench has two 2x12 boards next to each other, and one is a little lower then the other so I could not lay the frame on there. The floor in my garage is concrete; however, it has the well under a plate in the middle, which is humped up, so it is not flat either. Because I did not have a large enough area to square everything up, I had to do the best I could. In order to do it, I put one of the rails in the vise, and welded the two cross members to it, then I put the other rail on top of the two cross members. With the other rail sitting on top, I squared it up. Then, I noticed that I had to flip it over to weld it!  I put a ratchet strap on both ends of the frame, that went around both rails so that I could flip it all in one go. I flipped it over, and then checked all of my angles again. I made sure to check all of the angles; however, I did not recheck if the ends of the frame rails lined up... they where off 1/2" inch! Luckily, I noticed my mistake after only the first of four welds and I was able to tweak it with a ratchet strap to where it needed to be. Due to pulling on it, one of the cross members is not perpendicular to the frame rails. I weighed my options, and decided I would just allow that member to be at the angle it was at. I could have cut it out, but then I would have had to cut it out of the other frame rail also and replace it. Then, getting a grinder in there to clean it well would have been a very tedious job. Not only would it have been a very tedious job, but I would have needed to make a new cross member, but since I plan to use all of the other channel iron I have on the bed, I do not have any material to make another cross member.

 

Now I need to get a drill bit to drill a hole for the front axle pivot pin in the front cross member, then I can weld it in. I also need to make a plate for the rear of the frame, that is where I am going to put tow hooks and a receiver hitch. I want to wait to weld the plates for the final drives in until I have the rear plate welded in; this way, I know that the frame rails can not move closer to each other, or farther apart and mess up the spacing other final drive mounting plates.


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:04 PM

Looks good Ryan! Glad you where able to tweak it and make it work! Can't wait for the next update.

 

I did notice one thing though. You need to get a new calender  :D 


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Looks good Ryan! Glad you where able to tweak it and make it work! Can't wait for the next update.

 

I did notice one thing though. You need to get a new calender  :D

I predicted it would take 3-5 replies for somebody to notice my calender!






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