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#181 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 09:29 PM

I think you all know this project is on hold. I'll get back to it before long. Still pondering the hinge for the bed. May try a pair of 4" door hinges.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 10:00 PM

I think you all know this project is on hold. I'll get back to it before long. Still pondering the hinge for the bed. May try a pair of 4" door hinges.

If you do that you best look for the industrial door hinges. I would think you could stitch weld a pipe the length of the back and then cut it into a few pieces and stick a bar stock through it. I have seen that on these rampgate trailers.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 10:31 PM

I think you all know this project is on hold. I'll get back to it before long. Still pondering the hinge for the bed. May try a pair of 4" door hinges.


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Posted October 22, 2011 - 09:50 AM

Thanks,guys. Casey, if I can find some tubing that has a good fit, I will look into that. I do have a bit of a loose fit on the lift pins and I don't want to introduce any more chance that something may bind things up. Just need to look into a few different options before I try something.

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 10:00 AM

Here's a link to another guy looking to do what you're doing.

http://www.mytractor...d.php?p=1914194

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 07:31 AM

That's a neat way. Wish I could go hydraulic, but that would dedicate the trailer to one tractor. Plus the cost of doing so is out of my reach right now. The winch will let me use it with all tractors, just have to let the small batteries recharge between dumps. Both the Ford and GTV/16 will have automotive batteries, so I don't worry too much about them. Thanks for a look at a different set up. Oh, I do plan to move dirt with this, so I need plenty of support for the bed.

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 04:09 AM

I'm going to be getting back to this soon. I have enough of the 4" door hinges that I can put at least 4 across the 30" width. That should take the weight of the load. I know some one I can get some 10/2 wire from so I can get a plug for the stick welder set up out there. Have to pick up some rod for it, what I have is quite old, but has been in plastic containers. Probably put them in the oven (low heat) and dry out real good. Been a long time since I used it, have to learn all over again. Have to pick up a chipping hammer, mine is long gone.

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 05:10 AM

Kenny , is there a reason your going to use the stick welder now ? You where using a mig before ? Al

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 05:19 AM

Main reason is this is outside. I'll use the mig if the wind stays down. Just want to have the stick ready if it's windy when I finish welding everything together. It is just tacked right now. I don't really care for the welds I get without using the gas on the mig. Course, if I got some good flux core wire, that might make a difference. Just have the cheapy stuff and not much of it. I will have to get another large spool of wire soon. I been using .030, seems to be okay for most everything I weld.

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 03:49 PM

3/32 7018 for stick at 65-75 amps , Lincoln gasless wire works nice, but keep it thin at .030 , makes life easy, oh and if the steel is over 1/4" thick weld it going vertical. Much better penetration . Practice a little and you can get your self dialed right in.

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 04:10 PM

Thanks, Keith. I'm still debating the rear hinge on the trailer. I can do 4" door hinges, but keeping them all in line could be a challenge. Thought about tubing and make my own pins. Just can't find tube with the right I.D. Bit of a dilemma. Which way do I go?

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 09:08 PM

I don't think the 4" hinges are going to be an issue . Especially for only 30".

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 06:09 AM

The biggest issue with them is keeping the hinge points in line. And I think I have just figured out how to do that. If I get to that today, I'll post pics of how i did it. It's getting kind of heavy, may need to get something set up to help lift things around. I have it upside down on the table right now.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 02:33 PM

Well, Ive come up with a way to keep them aligned as best as I can. I won't tack them in until later, just wanted to get the pics up and see if anyone has a better idea for the alignment. Once this side is tacked in, I'll put the base in and tack to it.
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I think 4 hinges will work great, only about 4 5/16" between them. Just enough to get the pins out if I have to.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 04:00 PM

That's looking good Kenny. I can well believe that it is getting heavy. There's a lot of steel in it. It's going to be a pretty big job to weld that up.
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