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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2015 - 07:00 AM

Been tinkering with an old Murray frame for several weeks, using as many salvageable parts as possible and a few items from the scrap pile.

After contemplating the bed build and doing the initial framing it occurred to me that the old medical records file shelf that has been gathering dust in the shop for 2 decades could have another purpose.

After adjusting the wood frame a bit, bingo!  I have a 38" x 72" steel bed, complete with double wall sides, a front panel and a tailgate (one of the adjustable shelves) which can be located anywhere in the bed to handle lesser loads.

And it dumps!

Better half sez it's one of the best brain farts I've had.

Will put up a photo when it's completed.


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Posted August 13, 2015 - 07:27 AM

:camera: :camera: :camera:


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Posted August 13, 2015 - 09:41 AM

Great way to recycle junk.


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Posted August 14, 2015 - 08:50 PM

:camera: :camera: :camera:

Soon as it's done, will do.



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Posted August 15, 2015 - 01:33 PM

Still have to add 2X6 under middle, working on dump system today.

Rough as heck but here it is:Wagon build from Murray chasis.jpg Front.jpg Hinge detail.jpg What it was.jpg


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Posted August 15, 2015 - 09:29 PM

NOt bad.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 05:21 AM

It's always good when you can use things from your "parts" pile. That ought to haul a pretty big load.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 06:00 AM

It's gonna take a hefty lift system to dump that when loaded!


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 08:07 AM

It's gonna take a hefty lift system to dump that when loaded!

Taken care of: The 12 v. winch from the log mover will git er done by the time it's finished.

Still have to add a bit of angle iron here and there.

Will be used mainly for rounding up bits and pieces from trees moved by the log mover.  Have yet to fab the powered self loading sys also.

Stocked up a few more winches, them suckers are handy as heck.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:31 AM

Thinking the foot boards will be handy for mounting a couple boxes for storing come-a-longs etc. and a booster battery for the winch.






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