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#1 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2016 - 03:04 PM

Saw an ad on Craigs List: "Retired mechanic servicing all tractors at a very modest price".

 

The picture from his ad: maintenance.jpg

 

Not sure I'd want him working on my tractor.


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 03:18 PM

Dang! He got one of those fancy lifts I keep hearing about.


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 03:41 PM

The reason the hood is not on it could be from where he dropped it a few times trying to get it on the stacked milk crates


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 03:47 PM

In the foreground, you can just see part of his natural fiber handled long jaw wire cutters.
Not sure what the structural integrity of the metal vs plastic crates is, but I'm not thinking that's the best idea... Especially the mix and match on sizing.

This picture just screams to be photoshopped.

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Posted February 17, 2016 - 04:42 PM

In the foreground, you can just see part of his natural fiber handled long jaw wire cutters.
Not sure what the structural integrity of the metal vs plastic crates is, but I'm not thinking that's the best idea... Especially the mix and match on sizing.

This picture just screams to be photoshopped.

The structural strength of the old steel milk crates was pretty good. Small cars like a Datsun B210 could sit on 4 crates easily. The steel crates lock into each other. I put a piece of 2 x 12 over the crate because the small bars will bend alittle in the middle. It did need to be on a flat concrete slab. My crates are 45 years old and very heavy. I have no problem with putting a GT on them. I don't know about any other crates. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 04:50 PM

I will have to take a picture of it. there is a guy by me that is working on a z28 thats up on 4 55 gal drums
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Posted February 17, 2016 - 05:55 PM

I would have at least put the GT up on 5 or 6 stacked crates so I didn't have to bend over....Just stand under it!


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 05:55 PM

Long jaw wire cutters with big wooden handles must be for belt removale  always get a new belt with this guy


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 06:08 PM

Us old guys have a hard time bending down.    :poke:

This guy has it figured out without an outlay of major coin.  If the tractor falls on anyone, it'll be him.   I don't question the strength part - main thing would be to make sure the tractor doesn't roll off the crates.

Kind of looks the right height to unload/load into a pickup when dropped off or picked up at his place.  ???? 

Although it'd need rails between the front crates and back crates to roll across. 


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 06:11 PM

The structural strength of the old steel milk crates was pretty good. Small cars like a Datsun B210 could sit on 4 crates easily. The steel crates lock into each other. I put a piece of 2 x 12 over the crate because the small bars will bend alittle in the middle. It did need to be on a flat concrete slab. My crates are 45 years old and very heavy. I have no problem with putting a GT on them. I don't know about any other crates. Good Luck, Rick

 

 

Plz tell me you did not go under the car!


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 06:40 PM

Must believe in pre osha operatio

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Posted February 17, 2016 - 06:58 PM

  I have two plastic milk crates w/ 3/8" plywood fastened on the bottom. When I need both ends raised I lift the rear w/ the lift table, set the crates upside down under the tires, set the park brake and lower the rear onto the crates. Go around and lift the front and set a piece of 2x4 the right length between the lift table and frame then lower the table on the 2x4. I used this same setup on my wheeler to do the engine top end and it is considerably heavier than a GT/LT. Yes, this old body is sitting on the floor but not laying on it!!

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Posted February 17, 2016 - 07:38 PM

I will have to take a picture of it. there is a guy by me that is working on a z28 thats up on 4 55 gal drums

 

That brings up memories. When I was a round 8-9, Dad did the same thing to a '65 Impala 2 door hard top, about 1975 time frame. The 55 gal drums held it secure. The frame was broken at the transmission cross member. My brother was out doing hole shots or reverse slams with it and it broke. Welded it up with boxed 1/8" metal plate. Family drove that car for years. Got my first ticket in that car. It was totaled around '87-88 when a jacked up 4x4 rear ended my mom. Pushed the trunk all the way to the back window. Memories...


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 08:16 PM

NO one till last couple posts had said HOW one gets the tractor lifted up in first place to put under the crates! Jack each end up for first one maybe, but how does one do the next and keep it all on when at an angle cause you can only lift one end at time???  I have a work table lift now, but could use my engine hoist some if not too big of tractor, but at some point the lift needs to be removed and re-situated would think.  How's one keep in place during that move? 



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Posted February 17, 2016 - 08:19 PM

I'll stick with my work table with 6X6 legs and 2 X 6 sides and top boards.  Much solider, safer and with removable center planks bottom side is accessible.  That looks like an accident waiting to happen, but only once!






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