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  • Aluminum dump

    First off thanks Miller for the tape! A customer brought by a project that may require its use ...WOW six broken crossmembers and about ten feet of worn-out floor.

    Mike
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    The fruits of eight hours of hard labor. UGLY hu?

    Mike
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    • #3
      hi mike looks just like the night mare i fell into last year except mine had all but one broke and no floor left under the liner took way to long to do

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      • #4
        This one isn`t going too bad yet , but who knows? The only thing I could do without is the tar under the floor that has to be removed in order to get a satisfactory weld! Asphalt trucks are filthy underneath to say the least.

        Mike

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        • #5
          your right asphalt is bad to work with Ido a lot of dumps that hall asphalt thank god some one invented fire hope it welds up good for you

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          • #6
            Thanks Garth. The bright spot to this is that the new floor and crossmembers should weld up pretty well. It`s usually a challange to get origional crossmembers clean enough to weld up .


            Mike

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wheels
              This one isn`t going too bad yet , but who knows? The only thing I could do without is the tar under the floor that has to be removed in order to get a satisfactory weld! Asphalt trucks are filthy underneath to say the least.

              Mike

              Yet another reason my truck will never haul that stinky black goo!

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              • #8
                Black gold Don..black gold.

                Mike

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                • #9
                  Eight more hours, one more blister, one less grinder!
                  The first day is such a drastic change it seems like all kinds of progress is being made, but then comes the slow grunt work with the grinder(may it rest in peace).


                  Mike
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                  • #10
                    Grinders. R.I.P.

                    Wheels , what brand of grinder are you using ? And is that an Ohio plate on that truck ? Dan

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                    • #11
                      Yes Dan it is from the Buckeye State, we are about 40 miles east of Columbus, and the recently deceased grinder was a Dewalt Dw400.

                      I knew the 400 was too light duty for what I get into, but I put off getting a replacement. After the fatality I rushed to the local box store and picked up two DW28402`s to fill the void.



                      Mike

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                      • #12
                        Some progress after a two day waite for materials. Roadway dropped the ball on shipping and the plate for the floor is also a few days out, durn it!



                        Mike
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                        • #13
                          lookin real good hope your floor plates get there soon hope to see it when its done thanks

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                          • #14
                            Grinders .

                            I have found that Metabo's last good , their W7-115 Quick is a good grinder. thats all I use , it has taken everything I have thrown at it . if you get a chance try one . Dan

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                            • #15
                              Dan,
                              I see your in nw Pa. Perry Mill in Erie is a good place to buy Metabo.

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