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Posted October 16, 2011 - 07:21 PM

Great way to hold those small tubes to the pipes when you welded them !! Al

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 07:59 PM

Nice looking job you've done there Kenny. When you getter finished will ya do a video for us. Randy G.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 04:17 AM

That's some nice looking assembly work there Kenny! Was it difficult to get the pipes to stay put while you were drilling them?

Darn difficult. A larger drill press would have been great, along with slower speed. My DP is more for wood, a little fast for steel. Another challenge was keeping the holes in line, but I got them close enough. Had one that took a little grinding to fit right. Should work okay. The pins are a little loose, but may work in my favor. Just have to get it all together and see.

Thanks, guys. Fabman, I don't have a camera that does videos. But a friend can do short vids with his phone. We'll see.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 04:27 AM

You are doing a great job so far,Kenny.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 12:42 PM

Was it on this site or MTF where someone had a dump trailer with hydraulic lift? It was a homemade project.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 06:32 PM

I can't answer that as I really don't know.
I did get a bit more accomplished, today. Got the framework for the bed together. I have got to study the rear and figure out a hinge system. That is my next course of action. Then I can finish up the lift and put the winch back on and give it a whirl. It's getting closer to being usable. Here's a few pics for your viewing pleasure.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 06:43 PM

Kenny, I've been busy lately and missed how much you've done. Wow, it's coming together very well and looks great. I like all the jigs you have came up with. Way to go.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:18 PM

Brian, when all you have to work with is hand tools, jigs make a lot of sense. But the 4 1/2" angle cutter has been getting a workout. Every cut has been made with this HF tool and it's still going strong. The DeWalt cutoff wheels are the greatest. I have used the equivalent of two (had several used) new wheels, maybe three. And I'm cutting 1/4" thick material at times. It's been fun to see what I can do. Hole saws are great tools, but they need lots of oil to keep them cool.
Hope to see you online more, I know you've been very busy.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 09:31 PM

Kenny, looking fantastic. Can't wait for the video of you running it.

I have almost worn out my 2nd HF 4" in 5 yrs. One suggestion, make sure the brush caps stay snug, one of mine loosened and caused some heat, which cracked the cap. Now I have to baby it till the next trip to erie when they're on sale.

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 03:59 AM

I was having more trouble with the gear box heating up. I should take it apart and check the grease in it, may need to add some.
I may not get much done today. It's a little windy and a lot cooler. Still haven't decided on the rear hinge situation. Thought about the weld hinges, but you can't remove the pin in them. I have some pretty large door hinges, 4" long. Those may work and they aren't brass. I did see that the bracing I put on the front (to the tongue) is right in the way of the hinge point for the lower lift arm. Probably have to re do them. Glad it's only tacked on.

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 05:55 AM

Just a thought on a hinge. You could take a rod and some pipe that fit well over the rod, cut the pipe into 2 inch sections, side each section onto the rod the width of the trailer then alternate welding one 2 inch piece the the frame, one to the dump bed and in the end you'll have one very strong piano type hinge. It may be overkill and time consuming, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

BTW, Lookin' real good so far.

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 06:01 AM

I thought about something similar. Not sure if I want it all the way across. May get some time to ponder on it today. Thanks.

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 07:41 AM

Kenny
Lookin great.
That is some nice work and should handle a much heavier load than any store bought.

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 07:55 AM

Thanks, ducky! It's been fun, kept me busy for a while. Still things to get done, then figure out paint for it.

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 08:12 AM

Kenny, it is really coming along. I have really enjoyed reading about this project as it has developed and now the finial product is coming together. I think it is great you have a talent for fabrication like this.




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