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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 03:40 PM

Hey, Nutndun, want to change my name to Kenny the Destroyer. These Ford aren't what they are cracked up to be. Everything just bends.First the sleeve hitch, now the lift bar. Think I'll use a chunk of that 1" pipe for the next one. Surely it won't bend so quick. May have to go to a 3 point yet.
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Top bar is the one I left alone, with a slot to float. Bottom is what happens when you exert down pressure on one. Third piece in second pic is what I'm thinking of using in place of the 3/8" bar stock they are made with. I can't get on to other things I wanted to get done this weekend due to my destructiveness.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 03:50 PM

Sorry to hear about your troubles. :(

Hey, Nutndun, want to change my name to Kenny the Destroyer

Instead of destroyer, how about "Bender"
If you are a futurama fan, or feel like going on a bender, or if you bend something, it fits.
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Posted May 29, 2011 - 03:58 PM

Thanks, but just doesn't have a good sound to it, 'Kenny the Bender'. Course it could be 'Bend 'em up Kenny'. LOL At the moment, I feel like going on a bender. But I'm already on one. I'm cornfused.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 04:20 PM

They are not mean to be pushed down on....learned that the hard way too......I was pushing down on my front blade and the bar bent and bent right into the starter connection....never noticed until the next time I want to start it.....sparks, they was a flyin'

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 04:38 PM

I about beginning to believe that. All I was trying to do was keep it in the ground over some uneven areas. But it's hard to tell how much pressure you are putting on it. Was able to make a tire spin. LOL At least I don't have to worry about the starter issue, this is below the foot rest.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 05:16 PM

Kenny, I hope your troubles start to reside soon, you can't afford to lose any more seat time this week lol.
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Posted May 29, 2011 - 05:21 PM

Sorry to hear of your troubles, Kenny. Hope things "straighten out" for you soon! (hope you wont mind the pun)
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Posted May 29, 2011 - 05:52 PM

I'm just on a bender, it'll go away soon.:blush2::wallbanging::bash::rofl2::bounce:

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 05:56 PM

Next item you build, start up with a bend in it (opposite expected destructive bend lol) so that when you bend it, all you have to do is add gussets instead of fixing it first.
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Posted May 29, 2011 - 06:00 PM

Now the challenge is figuring which way it's going to bend. I ain't that good of an engineer.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 06:38 PM

I think that either the arms will bend or the hitch will break off next!! But that is another episode of the show we like to call.... "Kenny the Bender" haha.
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Posted May 29, 2011 - 06:44 PM

At least I'm finding all the weak spots. Well, a few any way. And the weakest ones.
What do you think about using the 1" pipe for a replacement?

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 06:56 PM

At least I'm finding all the weak spots. Well, a few any way. And the weakest ones.
What do you think about using the 1" pipe for a replacement?


Does it fit? Do you need down pressure? What do you require? It is always good to have a weak link somewhere, otherwise you risk breaking a casting, and that is a tougher fix.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 07:13 PM

Using the blade and 'tooth bar', I think I do need the down pressure, or an awful lot of weight. I had thought about cutting the ends off the lift bar and attaching to the pipe. It can be set back to float if needed. Maybe just adding weight to those implements would be best. The tow bar could float I guess, just worried about having something attached and stop, the hitch could slide in the float area. The down pressure sure helped when I used the tooth bar earlier. Those grass roots were tough to get out.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 07:39 PM

try straighten then weld an angle iron (1x1x1/4) to your bar if you got clearance for if not try a smaller angle iron
that way you can use the slotted hole and pin that are on your bar
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