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    1 1/2 " X 1 1/2 " X 1/8 " wall aluminum square tube for frame. 1/2 " schedule 40 aluminum pipe for fill in. 3/16 " aluminum for gusset plates. Cab guard rails 1 1/2 " X 1 1/2 " X 1/8 " aluminum square tube and 3/16 " aluminum formed plate. a wider(not thicker) rectangle tube for the frame would look good as well. The round pipe could be replaced with square stock, mount some lights, add some diamond plate and wallah, we have a cab protector. ok ok headache rack !
    Attached Files
    Syncro250DX Tigrunner
    Victor set
    Elite auto-helmet
    Dewalt Bench grinder
    Mastercraft miter saw
    Mac air tools
    Mac hand tools
    Toothbrush
    pencil
    toilet paper

  • #2
    Where you at in BC DH? Im in Burnaby and Im about to build one for my Chev.
    I have all the stuff here I just need to find the time between jobs to start the build.
    I just finished puttin gtogether some rails for the top of my canopy. All ALuminum. They look pretty slick too. I'll take a pic in the daylight and post it here tomorrow
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    • #3
      thank you

      Merci
      Thanks
      Danken
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      شكرا

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      • #4
        Cab Protector

        No. i'm living in the cariboo, originally from the Island. Can't wait to see the pictures. How thick is the metal your using? What do you have for material? What do you figure the material cost to be? what's your opinion on using 1/8" thick material? do you have a plan? or are you just gonna wing-it with a tape measure? keep us posted throughout the project. I'd love to see some pictures of it in progress.
        Attached Files
        Last edited by Dustyhaze75; 10-13-2007, 05:27 AM. Reason: spelling
        Syncro250DX Tigrunner
        Victor set
        Elite auto-helmet
        Dewalt Bench grinder
        Mastercraft miter saw
        Mac air tools
        Mac hand tools
        Toothbrush
        pencil
        toilet paper

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        • #5
          The Cariboo Huh Ghost Rider?(nice pic) I think the future holds a meeting for you and I.
          The Missus and I have a chunk of land near Lone Butte. We're up there often.
          the Green lake playgorund area. Wouldnt it be Ironic if you were the guy that just started building himself a large shop on the back corner of his property on Watch Lk. Rd...

          Pics will be posted later today alright. Im still picking the sleep crap from my eyes...oh and having coffee....
          Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

          Miller 251/30A spool
          Syncro200
          Spectrum 625
          O/A
          Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
          Standard modern lathe
          Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
          horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
          Roland XC540 PRO III
          54" laminator
          hammer and screwdriver (most used)
          little dog
          pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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          • #6
            Okay I put my pants on, left the coffee on the table and went outside to take some pics... Have a look.

            the cross bars are 6061 and the brackets are 5086. Its all I had on hand.
            the cross bar is 1x1x 0.125 and the brackets are 0.1875". I cut all this up on the table saw and a mitersaw using 100 tooth carbide blade with 0 degree tooth rake (important!!!) All my filler was 5356.

            I will be building a proper haedache rack soon enough and I will post pics when the time comes, but before that happens, I will be getting a POS welded aluminum boat on the 18th of October. I'll be putting posting pic of that fisrt and we can all share my night mare!!! Hahahahahaha!!! its gonna need alot of TLC. anyway here are the pics.
            Attached Files
            Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

            Miller 251/30A spool
            Syncro200
            Spectrum 625
            O/A
            Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
            Standard modern lathe
            Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
            horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
            Roland XC540 PRO III
            54" laminator
            hammer and screwdriver (most used)
            little dog
            pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

            Comment


            • #7
              Cab Protector

              Welds look good. Did you get full penetration near the end in the third picture? I think your rack could hold an elephant off the truck by i'ts self, good strong construction. Thanks for the heads up on the 100 tooth carbide blade. Can't wait to see the Boat. No I'm not the guy building the big shop, I wish I was. What I have is called a shed LMAO. I have all my tools from a heavey duty apprentice and my syncrowave 250dx in my thief proof shed. I think it's actually comical. One way or an outher eh lol . I was forced to downsize when we bought this place. When we moved back to B.C.from Calgary (my apprentice), I Started hauling lumber, loggs, then I was running a Hiab boom truck. Every Spare cent went to tools or my welder. just when I got my welder payed off I got sick. It took over a year for them to find out what is wrong. Many trips to the hospital and to the urologist. I had every scope you could imagine and still have anouther one to go to. Its real fun pissing out blood clots after a scope. My point is, my welder sat there brand new for over a year untouched. I just started playing with it about a month ago.
              The urologist said I have A very bad case of Interstitial Cystitis which in turn causes A list of outher problems like Prostatitis(enlarged prostate) etc. etc. I'ts fun going down a logging road sitting on an enlarged prostate. lol anyways Ive been on medication for about 8 months and I'm finally starting to feel better. I don't plan on going back rait away, My wife has a good job so we're OK financially, but I need to make some extra money for things like tube bender, notcher etc. See........... my passion is in Bobber frames. That's been my gaol from the start. When I was working, my whole paycheck could go on tools etc. Now with money tight I have to make some aluminum products, just so I can afford the rest of the tools I need. I have to make a plan to continue my plan lol. go figure!............this is my life.................... one day , one day ! ............Im starting to get used to fitting a square into a circle. .............Ya I have no life ! lol
              Attached Files
              Last edited by Dustyhaze75; 10-13-2007, 10:56 PM.
              Syncro250DX Tigrunner
              Victor set
              Elite auto-helmet
              Dewalt Bench grinder
              Mastercraft miter saw
              Mac air tools
              Mac hand tools
              Toothbrush
              pencil
              toilet paper

              Comment


              • #8
                I hope you get well soon. You rlife sounds like its full of bs you dont really need.

                The welds on my racks are pretty good. Some are a bit on the cold side but they'll do for the purpose intended which is to haul around my 32ft ladder with out gashing the top of my cab..And this has already happened hence the rails...

                I guess if I had to do it all over again, I would add a few more gussets here and there. and I do nee to add end caps still. I haven tdo so becuase im not sure what i want to do yet. As for teh boat... well, thats going to be alot if fun. I had one just like it before, but it went a few years ago.. This one will be better than that one... I'll post pics when it gets here. I'll have to go up to Powell River to get it.. The double ferry ride is gonna suk bigtime. Wish me luck...
                Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                Miller 251/30A spool
                Syncro200
                Spectrum 625
                O/A
                Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                Standard modern lathe
                Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                Roland XC540 PRO III
                54" laminator
                hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                little dog
                pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

                Comment


                • #9
                  I wish I could type gooder....uhg...

                  EAT your BROCCOLI
                  Last edited by SignWave; 10-13-2007, 11:03 PM.
                  Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                  Miller 251/30A spool
                  Syncro200
                  Spectrum 625
                  O/A
                  Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                  Standard modern lathe
                  Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                  horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                  Roland XC540 PRO III
                  54" laminator
                  hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                  little dog
                  pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    cab protector

                    Ya good luck going to powell river................fun fun. I think your welds are very good. i didn't mean to pick apart your project. It's perfect. your not going to haul any elephants or tanks up there?....lol... looks good. Ya I'm feeling better, thanks. I can spell too ha ha ha ha.
                    Syncro250DX Tigrunner
                    Victor set
                    Elite auto-helmet
                    Dewalt Bench grinder
                    Mastercraft miter saw
                    Mac air tools
                    Mac hand tools
                    Toothbrush
                    pencil
                    toilet paper

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                    • #11
                      So it seems that the boats coming a couple of days (daze) early. I got a call from the guy that owns it and if all goes well.... should be here soon.
                      I dont know whether to be excisted or scared!!! Hahahahah!!

                      Dont feel as if you're critisizing man, I dont mind. Another opinion is always good to ground perpectives..
                      Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                      Miller 251/30A spool
                      Syncro200
                      Spectrum 625
                      O/A
                      Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                      Standard modern lathe
                      Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                      horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                      Roland XC540 PRO III
                      54" laminator
                      hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                      little dog
                      pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        materials

                        ok so I got my material ordered along with a few gas lenses. I'm also looking at a compound miter chop saw. any suggestions? I know ........stupid question but I'm going to ask it anyways. what's the best cutting blade for aluminum? ya ya ya .................I know I know I know !..........................
                        the price of Aluminum is CRAZY ! two 24 foot (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/8") round cornered square aluminum tube cost me $200 without taxes. Add 14 % to that. Thats insane ........................

                        dustyhaze75
                        Syncro250DX Tigrunner
                        Victor set
                        Elite auto-helmet
                        Dewalt Bench grinder
                        Mastercraft miter saw
                        Mac air tools
                        Mac hand tools
                        Toothbrush
                        pencil
                        toilet paper

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                        • #13
                          yeah it aint cheap...

                          Freud makes a great non ferrous blade (called a "triple chip"). .if you cant find this name brand you'll need at least 80 carbide teeth (100 is better) on a 10'' blade. 0 degree rake and I think the kirf is 1/8th of an inch. this blade should set you back about 50- 80 bucks.
                          as for chop saws, I have a delta compound miter and its a very nice rig for what i need it to do. You might want to consider a sliding compound saw cause then you can cut wider boards... not just 2x4's and the like.

                          I'll have to price out that size Aluminum down here.. i bought two 20' sticks of 1x1 and it cost me 80 some dollars if recall .

                          wher are you in the cariboo?
                          Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                          Miller 251/30A spool
                          Syncro200
                          Spectrum 625
                          O/A
                          Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                          Standard modern lathe
                          Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                          horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                          Roland XC540 PRO III
                          54" laminator
                          hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                          little dog
                          pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I'm originally from the Island but am living in williams Lake..............for now! the only reason we're here is because my wife has a good job. If something happens to that job we'll sell and move. after living in calgary and down on the coast I kinda feel like I'm living at a truck stop. logging truck's and gas stations as far as the eye can see.......lol lol. I can go anywhere and drive truck or run hiab but my wife can't afford to quit her job. I'm not driving now so it also gives me more time to weld.......BURN ...BABY.....BURN. anything you want to do is twice as hard when you live here. There's not even a powdercoat company here. so anything you need has to be ordered in. It's a pain in the ***. The company I deal with for all my miller needs and for my material is called Tasco supply's. this company has been Phenomenal. they've done so much for me, I don't know where to begin. the guy I deal with there is Eli Bergen. This guy is amazing. He should be reconized by miller for his efforts and professionalism. he'll bend over backwards for you, swim a river, climb a mountin and spend 2 hour's on the phone just to help you find some information. Information I should have had before I even walked into the place. It's like ive gone back into the 50's. he has Exellent customer service skills. then I drive through tim hortins to get a coffee and BAM ............back to 2007. lol. there's anouther company here for miller gear but the sales rep doesen't know if his own @ss is attached. He doesen't seem to want to help you. His only comments are I don't know or we dont have it, without even looking in a book. After my first experience there Ive never gone back. Everything I got came from tasco supplys. williams lake is not a bad place in the summer, I just have a hard time doing my thing here. I can't just go down town and pick up a product. everything I need usually has to be ordered in and if you get the wrong product the process starts over again. usually costing a month's time. It's a huge waiting game. it starts to get old. wtf am i living in africa or something. there is however alot of room for comercial groth. for the 10 people that live here .........lol. this place needs alot of things like a sand blasting company and a powder coat company etc. etc. the list goes on and on. but hey we got lots of car washes, liquor stores and gas stations.........lmao lmao ........that's all that matters.....eh? lol. thanks for the blade info.


                            Steve.
                            Last edited by Dustyhaze75; 10-30-2007, 03:26 AM.
                            Syncro250DX Tigrunner
                            Victor set
                            Elite auto-helmet
                            Dewalt Bench grinder
                            Mastercraft miter saw
                            Mac air tools
                            Mac hand tools
                            Toothbrush
                            pencil
                            toilet paper

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                            • #15
                              100 mile is sorta the same. Blink and you'll miss it, but I rather be there than here. except when it comes time to go fishing.. there is no salt water up there...lotsa fresh though... blink and you 'll run into it! we have a plcae just outside of Lone Butte. An even Smaller place. Theres a racetrack fuels that is run by the cheapest and I mean cheapest guy in the world (thats a story in itself) , an I cecream parlour, a little diner, a sovenir shop, tackle shop, service garage, and a huge pub. Go figure... anyway, its the country side thats nice there. nothing like seeing a moose in your back yard..

                              that non ferrous blade is also good for cutting palstics and other composites.. it ownt work worth beans on wood.
                              Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                              Miller 251/30A spool
                              Syncro200
                              Spectrum 625
                              O/A
                              Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                              Standard modern lathe
                              Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                              horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                              Roland XC540 PRO III
                              54" laminator
                              hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                              little dog
                              pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

                              Comment

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