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  • #31
    Tube

    I would have bought an 8x8x .500 tube and plated the sides that bear the most load. Does that make any sense??

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    • #32
      Paper clip......velcro....c/a....doublestick tape...DoubleBubble....Elmers....rubber bands...sorgum...honey....magnets...watermelon juice.....and many more. How about a coat hanger...it's universal ya know.......
      Nick
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      • #33
        You forgot the all important tie wrap and bread ties.

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        • #34
          You got my back.........thank you
          Nick
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          Propane Forge
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          • #35
            You guys forgot the most universal fastener of all time....... BAILING WIRE!
            Jim

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            • #36
              well maybe.........I didn't list it because you have to be a PRO to use bailing
              wire.........
              Nick
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              Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
              20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
              Propane Forge
              60" X 60" router/plasma table

              www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
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              and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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              • #37
                im with the suggestion in buying some tubing and fish plating the sides that have the most force on them.
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                • #38
                  You all make me bust my sides. I'm falling out of my chair Laffing as I hit the...This is funny stuff here I mean to tell you. The 3/4 will do fine. The other welder got a deal on the one inch. The other two were made with 3/4. Anyway I just got back from welding the floor back on the right side of a 637 western bowl. Seems to have split away from the side to within a foot of the rear edge. Glad I had a bunch of 5/32 rods. And I took pictures. Its the same sort of truck assy. Now I go get camera to do the digital wonder. The actual tow pin is 4 inches in diameter, about 16 inches or so long. Big nut with 12p threads. I'm going to get the pics ready.
                  Last edited by Steve; 07-09-2008, 11:36 PM.

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                  • #39
                    Ok, here is the bowl, then the rear of the truck, side of the truck, and the floor stick back together.
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                    • #40
                      Reading through this thread I was expecting you to be making a stinger to pull scrapers with. I operated Cat 637D twin engine scrapers for a couple of years at a coal mine I worked at in late 70's, early 80's. Those babies take a lot of abuse!

                      Hired in as a welder so I had plenty of experience repairing and fabbing all kinds of equipment. Took about four years to figure out that I could be the one doing the tearing up and sitting in an air conditioned or heated cab instead of repairing broken equipment while sweating or freezing my behind off! Slow learner I guess. Either way it was a great job!
                      Flash me! I'm a welder.

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                      • #41
                        At last the pictures are in and continued on next thread.
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                        • #42
                          And the last ones.
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                          Last edited by Steve; 07-12-2008, 12:40 PM.

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                          • #43
                            still dont know why u didnt get tubing instead of welding angle iron together.??

                            but good looking welds and nice job. did u torch the bevel or air arc it?
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                            hypertherm plasma
                            millermatic 251
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                            suit case (extreme 12vs)
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                            way to many other tools to list

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                            • #44
                              After it cools off I'll see how straight it is for ya. I did nothing to counter distortion. and really doesn't matter much due to the length. Boss said to use angle cause last time he didn't bite on tubing cause of the price of tubing. I didn't the price this time either. He was smilling last I saw when I told him it was still hot.
                              Used an old victor powered torch to cut the bevel, then flat gound a tish with 9 in grinder. Ran into some bubbly stuff in three spots so had to grind that out and reweld. For the next group of photos in this project will start a new thread.

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                              • #45
                                Its two angles welded together and surprizingly enough they almost straighten themselves. I thought the first one would bow all over but it didn't. I mean I start at the same end and weld to the end, flip weld to the end, flip last pass to the end, and flip the last time and weld to the end, only stopping to change leathers and gloves.

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