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#46 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 09:42 PM

Thanks for the update.

 

Can you take pictures of the safety chains?

 

I can see the point of not wanting to be attached to the trailer for my own safety but that is exactly the point of the safety chains. If the hitch comes off or breaks then the chains should prevent the trailer from skidding across two lanes of on-coming traffic and t-boning a school bus full of nuns... It stays connected to the vehicle that controls its brakes. That is when you reach down there and max out (I'm speaking of my more common situation when my load weighs as much as my tow truck) the brake controller and start looking for an "out"!!


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Thanks for the update.
 
Can you take pictures of the safety chains?
 
I can see the point of not wanting to be attached to the trailer for my own safety but that is exactly the point of the safety chains. If the hitch comes off or breaks then the chains should prevent the trailer from skidding across two lanes of on-coming traffic and t-boning a school bus full of nuns... It stays connected to the vehicle that controls its brakes. That is when you reach down there and max out (I'm speaking of my more common situation when my load weighs as much as my tow truck) the brake controller and start looking for an "out"!!


The breakaway brake control can do that for ya too. I understand the reason for the chains, but I always overrate all the towing apparatus anyhow, because I never want to loose a trailer.
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Posted October 24, 2013 - 08:11 AM

Can you take pictures of the safety chains?

 

Sorry, I meant to say safety chain HOOKS. I would like to see how they broke.

 

The breakaway brake control can do that for ya too.

The breakaway should engage the breaks but trailer is free to go where it wishes. That is my only point.



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 10:52 PM

that hurts my feelings just looking at the pics. glad nobody was hurt.

 

tell ya what Jlaws, if you decide to fix the 990, i can prolly donate a part or two. just lemme know.


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Posted October 26, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Cityboy2977 , I appreciate the offer and I've decided to fix it if I can find the parts .  I don't want people to donate parts , I'm willing to pay a fair price for replacements . Its just going to be hard to find replacements as these 990's seem to be rare in these parts .

 

I limped it into the garage and will start disassembling it this winter to do a second rebuild . It'll give me a chance to improve some of the things that didn't turn out the first time as well as I wanted .

 My son and I have checked it out and the frame does appear to have been bent slightly . My neighbor who's into restoring old cars and knows a thing or two about straightening auto frames says it shouldn't be a problem straightening .

 

I'll post a wanted ad in a couple weeks for parts that I can't find on ebay or craigslist .

 

Thanks for the support guys , your a great group .


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Posted October 26, 2013 - 01:44 PM

Really glad your doing well, it always helps to wait a few days to clear our thoughts on decisions like this. It sounds like your making some good ones. Looking forward to your progress. Be blessed.

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Good luck with the rebuild Jess.  Will be looking forward to see how it turns out this next time. 



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 02:33 PM

 

Jlaws, if your interested;

 

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Posted October 31, 2013 - 12:32 PM

You were very lucky that all that got damaged were the tractors, I know someone that wishes he could say the same, he had a semitrailer unhook this past summer that took off while loaded with crushed cars and hit a van carrying a family, only the driver survived.  Your accident could have been much worse, but thankfully it wasn't.



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Posted November 14, 2013 - 06:30 PM

Well , I've been slowly disassembling the 990 to fix or replace the various broken parts .

I took my broken grill to a fellow that welds for a living and does some welding on the side at his house . He looked at it and said he thought he could fix it .

I figured I had nothing to loose , and that if it couldn't be welded or if it didn't turn out OK , I'd just have to look for another one . It turned out better than I anticipated , and with a little filler should look good .

 

I also found another rearend to replace the broken one .

 It been a good week so far , and the list of parts needed is getting shorter .

 

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Posted November 14, 2013 - 06:58 PM

We can rebuild it, make it bigger, faster, stronger - the 6 million hour tractor.


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Lookin good Jess.  Can't wait to see the rebuilt, rebuilt tractor.



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Posted November 14, 2013 - 11:20 PM

That grill turned out excellent. Definitely looks just as solid as before.

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Posted November 15, 2013 - 07:27 AM

Looks good do far. I'm glad you are able to salvage it. It will be good as new by spring plow day.

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Posted November 15, 2013 - 08:09 AM

Glad to hear the resurrection is going as planned.




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