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Forum: Fabrication 10-06-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,207
Posted By gimpyrobb
For the 300 difference, aluminum is worth way...

For the 300 difference, aluminum is worth way more! You will move the aluminum bed to your next truck where the steel will rot just the same as the original bed.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-30-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gimpyrobb
This little guy came off the front bumper of a...

This little guy came off the front bumper of a deuce and a half. I'm thinking about pulling it apart, blasting it, and repainting (I know some of you dislike paint). I can't say it won't be outside...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-30-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gimpyrobb
Bwaaaahahahahaha I guess if you were in...

Bwaaaahahahahaha

I guess if you were in Thailand it was literally a little taste!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-30-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gimpyrobb
Pics:

Pics:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-30-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gimpyrobb
That "new" vise smell

Seems I must have done something right in the past. I met up with another guy that plays with military trucks this weekend to check out his new ride. I said, let me know if you decide to sell that...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-21-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By gimpyrobb
Use a siphon feed sand blaster to hose it down...

Use a siphon feed sand blaster to hose it down with oil, some even use an undercoating rig. Wrap in plastic and crate.
Forum: Machining 09-18-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By gimpyrobb
Looks like this one might be coming to live with...

Looks like this one might be coming to live with me. Any way to identify before it gets here?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-05-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By gimpyrobb
blown molded cases

I've picked up a Proto 3/4 drive torque wrench for my military vehicles (primarily). I didn't realize all the options for torque wrenches till recently, but thats another story. Anyhoo, the case...
Forum: Machining 09-01-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By gimpyrobb
I talked with some guys local to me. while it is...

I talked with some guys local to me. while it is a good deal, its not worth the time and effort. I work like 60hrs a week and have ZERO room for 2 lathes. It would be too much effort at this time for...
Forum: Machining 09-01-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By gimpyrobb
https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/tls/d/goshen-lat...

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/tls/d/goshen-lathe/6969031604.html
Forum: Machining 09-01-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By gimpyrobb
Tell me I don't need it

So I have an atlas 12x36.

I found an Enco 12x36 gearhead lathe with the stand and one chuck for 500. Its got the quick change gears and v ways.

I know I could sell mine for the same amount or...
Forum: Machining 08-28-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By gimpyrobb
We use the 5" brown discs all the time for...

We use the 5" brown discs all the time for finishing aluminum and you can actually use it to remove weld beads. Of course the finer grades are less aggressive but it still an abrasive. It would...
Forum: Machining 08-28-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By gimpyrobb
Keith, you're saying that something made of...

Keith, you're saying that something made of plastic is more abrasive than steel? I was thinking scotch brite would be gentler than steel wool. I'm asking cause I don't know, not to be argumentative.
Forum: Machining 08-28-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By gimpyrobb
cleaning tooling and assorted other things

So I was just trying to organize some of my machining tools and realized I have a bunch of drills with mt2 ends on them. I was thinking I'd clean them up with a scotch brite pad and acetone but...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-09-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By gimpyrobb
Maybe decades ago, but not anymore. I have both...

Maybe decades ago, but not anymore. I have both and haven't been greatly impressed by the Kennedy.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-09-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By gimpyrobb
What are you looking for? I have a few lawn...

What are you looking for? I have a few lawn tractor decks for parts, do you just need some of the wheels?
Forum: Machining 07-25-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By gimpyrobb
Looks sharp! I may try that with the bottom unit,...

Looks sharp! I may try that with the bottom unit, any chance you have the paint code? I already have the sandblaster.
Forum: Machining 07-21-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By gimpyrobb
Kennedy tool boxes score

So through ex-family and soured ties, luck found its way to me. Doug and Donna are moving from here in Ohio to Ga. Doug knows I am starting to do metal work so he was gracious and gave me 3 Kennedy...
Forum: Welding 07-09-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By gimpyrobb
Doesn't our own Jen have one? I thought I...

Doesn't our own Jen have one? I thought I remembered her haveing a thread or two about it.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-03-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By gimpyrobb
I had seen that, was actually thinking about...

I had seen that, was actually thinking about adding a mini turbo to one of the motors just to see if I could. Im also scanning the craigslist to see if I can find an atv front suspension to graft on....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-28-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By gimpyrobb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oveqF7auDIw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oveqF7auDIw
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-27-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By gimpyrobb
Well I pulled it out today to see what to do,...

Well I pulled it out today to see what to do, holy crap!

Either I have a monster noggin or this thing is made for a little person. So much for doing anything with it.

thanks anyway gang
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-27-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By gimpyrobb
Thanks Moe, that helps! Just so there is...

Thanks Moe, that helps!


Just so there is no question, this will not be used on the road for motorcycles. I plan on using while tinkering on the riding mowers we take off-road. Its a riot to see...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-26-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By gimpyrobb
While I cant say I've looked it over with a fine...

While I cant say I've looked it over with a fine tooth comb, a manufacturer label wasnt readily apparent. Ill have to look at it closer tomorrow once I get up.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-26-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By gimpyrobb
helmet rehab

I've an old helmet from my uncle that looks like an "easy rider" helmet. I'd like to pull the crappy foam and ripped liner out to put it back in service. Does anyone have any input on the best way to...
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