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#196 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:48 PM

Welding it up will take a while, especially to make it look good. I hope to use the mig on most of it. I do think the 4 hinges across the back will handle the weight and stress of the lift.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 07:34 PM

It looks like that alignment method would work well. Looking great.
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Posted November 01, 2011 - 05:50 AM

Well I started tacking the hinges on. Took them back off. The hinge point was too far away from the lower frame and was afraid it would bend there. So I rounded up some 3/4" ID pipe and rod and welded that on. That won't bend as easily. I'll try to get pics today. I cut some of the lift attachment pieces out. Hope to start getting them in soon. Once those are done, it will be ready for a trial run. I need to pick up some pins for the lift rod ends.

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Posted November 02, 2011 - 10:02 AM

Looking forward to see how well it works.

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Posted November 02, 2011 - 10:40 AM

Thanks for the update Kenny. Looking forward to seeing it work.

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Posted November 02, 2011 - 08:41 PM

Looks like you are off to a good start kenny, cheering you onwards,

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 02:30 AM

We've had 30-40 mph winds roaring through, so I haven't gotten any more done. Got some rain last night, maybe the wind will calm. Got some work coming up,too.
I'll get an update soon.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 08:20 AM

Nice work KennyP!

BTW personally I only own a Lincoln 180A self-feed wire welding machine and most of my welds on "thick" metal (over 1/16th) I use .035 fluxcored wire without any gas (called Self Shielded or FCAW-S in the domain). So far I have no problem at all with this method. I use GMAW (with the gas) only when welding thin metal on my cars (cars use 0.024 0.030 sheet metal). With GMAW I use mostly .024 wire since I weld extremely thin metal.

I know the FCAW-S welds are not as nice looking as with GMAW but the welds are as strong and doesn't require a near perfect environment (no wind, clean metal). Also IIRC the FCAW-S also has a better penetration ratio than GMAW so you can weld a bit thicker metal with a given machine.

BTW there is FCAW also that exists, most of the welding suppliers will think about this process if you ask them for "flux cored wire". FCAW uses a flux core wire AND gas. It's a double shielded process.

I hope it may help if you want to choose a flux cored wire.

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 05:13 AM

MacWorld, thanks for the info. I may have to get a small spool and give it a try. Since I can see more of what I am doing now, it may work better.

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 07:23 AM

Oops, I had a mistake, I use .024 for extremely THIN and not thick metal.. ahah!

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 02:27 PM

Got the lift mechanism temped in place. Works like I wanted it to. Here's a few pics since I don't have video.

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I can get a 55 degree dump with the back of the bed about 18" off the ground. Yipee!
On side note, this update was brought to you by my new wireless laptop. Thanks for looking!

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 04:38 PM

Nice:thumbs: :thumbs:, I really like that. Looks like it will work like a charm. I need to come up with a dump for my trailer but unfortunately I can't use you design cause of the size of the trailer. Maybe I can use that design on a smaller one.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 04:49 PM

Kenny, that sure looks strong. I have only one concern but it may not be an issue. In picture 10 what would happen if the cable was pulled further until the lift arm joint was past 180 degrees . It looks like the box would fall as the lift arm joint would then be pushing on the cable. Are you going to have some sort of stop or limit on the cable pull back to stop this from happening. It may not be an issue. I'm just thinking about all possibilities.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 04:57 PM

Lovintractorin, this is only 30" wide by 42" long. Not very big!
Brian, that thought has occurred to me. Brainstorming a stop right now. Hopefully, it will all fall out before I get this high.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 05:17 PM

Kenny, that looks great, can't wait til you get finished up so you can move onto another great build. :D




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