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Forum: Fabrication 12-01-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,375
Posted By steelslinger
I keep it pretty simple. $60/hr as a...

I keep it pretty simple. $60/hr as a welder/fabricator, I bill to the minute. Starts when I "put on my fabricators cap" til I take it off. I go by clock time. And I don't do project quotes. Time and...
Forum: Fabrication 12-02-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,122
Posted By steelslinger
I guess the biggest concern, and what it boils...

I guess the biggest concern, and what it boils down to, what is a good height-to-width ratio for something like this?
Forum: Fabrication 12-02-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,122
Posted By steelslinger
Layout would be the beds being bunked style, with...

Layout would be the beds being bunked style, with their length running across the width of the trailer.
Forum: Fabrication 12-02-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,122
Posted By steelslinger
Hunting Camper Trailer

So I have this idea. I'm looking to convert an old small utility trailer (flatbed style) into a one to two person bare bones camper for hunting.

Back story:
I have a large 24' camper, but it is...
Forum: Welding 03-04-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,828
Posted By steelslinger
Hey Randy, that would be cool. how much would you...

Hey Randy, that would be cool. how much would you be looking to get for it?

Yeah, that's what I've been noticing with most cast iron repairs.
Forum: Welding 03-01-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,828
Posted By steelslinger
Welding of cast iron diesel exhaust manifolds?

What's the best way to weld up the exhaust manifolds for cummins diesels? Going to see high heat (possibly up to 1600F or more) with cool down. Basically fixing cracks and such.
Forum: Fabrication 10-14-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,522
Posted By steelslinger
In the case of my truck, I'm running a 3/4-ton...

In the case of my truck, I'm running a 3/4-ton Ram. Checked the build sheet for it, Axle is a dana 70 with a 6700lbs limit, motor is a V10 8.0L, tranny is the heavy duty 47re with cooler system, and...
Forum: Fabrication 10-05-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Tony T. - I opted to not install the gooseneck...

Tony T. - I opted to not install the gooseneck plate at the time. I was under a crunch to get it done and onto some paying work that was coming due. Add to that, that I haven't nor foresee needing to...
Forum: Fabrication 10-05-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,522
Posted By steelslinger
huh, I may have to look into those as an option...

huh, I may have to look into those as an option to adding leafs to my springs. I saw that they had an airbag style setup, thinking about those.

For those that have used these, would you use them...
Forum: Fabrication 10-04-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
engineman56 - Thanks. There are a few...

engineman56 - Thanks. There are a few modifications I'll probably make if/when I build another one. But so far, with the two jobs its been on, it's been great having it. Now I just need to get some...
Forum: Fabrication 10-03-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
So I finished the flatbed several weeks ago, but...

So I finished the flatbed several weeks ago, but had to jump onto some paying work right away with it.

This has turned out to be only the first stage in rehabbing my truck. As you'll notice the...
Forum: Fabrication 08-26-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Well, timeline was messed up. Had issues...

Well, timeline was messed up.

Had issues with the spray gun and didn't get it all primed. Finished the outside parts tonight. Trying to figure out how to do the underside. Thinking about paying to...
Forum: Fabrication 08-24-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Fabrication done. Tomorrow - Primer ...

Fabrication done.

Tomorrow - Primer
Wednesday - Paint
Thursday - Install?

Pics forthcoming.

Tired.
Forum: Fabrication 08-23-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
OM - Yep. Bantam 10 Ton Ironworker. Definitely...

OM - Yep. Bantam 10 Ton Ironworker. Definitely one of my favorite and probably best acquisitions next to the Engine drive and PowerMIG.
Forum: Fabrication 08-23-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
And here are pics of the panel post cut, tacked...

And here are pics of the panel post cut, tacked and then welded into place. I used 1/8" HR sheet for the panel. To give it a more finished look and add some rigidity, I used a strip of the tread...
Forum: Fabrication 08-23-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Well, with the help of my nephews, got a lot...

Well, with the help of my nephews, got a lot accomplished today and tonight.

Pic 1 & 2 - Headache rack built and installed. 2" x 2" x 1/8" square tubing, 14ga sheet metal for the lower section and...
Forum: Fabrication 08-19-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
trukfan - Yeah, I can imagine. It was bad enough...

trukfan - Yeah, I can imagine. It was bad enough trying to weld the skin to the crossmembers just sitting on the sawhorses. Not high enough to sit up, and too high to lay on a creeper.

Steal...
Forum: Fabrication 08-18-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Heh, I'm sure you would trukfan ;) Actually...

Heh, I'm sure you would trukfan ;)

Actually that's almost how I have it planned out. They are 16ga steel boxes (36w X 28t X 18d), and I am planning to weld pre-punched angles to the gussets and...
Forum: Fabrication 08-18-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Thanks everyone, for the advice and support. ...

Thanks everyone, for the advice and support.

Last night I didn't got done nearly as much as I would have liked. Ended up welding some 3/16" plate to the front of the bed, mainly to add some...
Forum: Fabrication 08-17-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Well, I took Bmac's advice and started the...

Well, I took Bmac's advice and started the spacing centered off the axle line. Worked out well.

Tonight I finished skinning the deck and started to add the stake pockets and bump rails. The skin...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Yep, exactly what I'm doing, heh.

Yep, exactly what I'm doing, heh.
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Bmac - Axle measurement is 55" from the front of...

Bmac - Axle measurement is 55" from the front of the bed. I'm using two 4' x 10" sheets of tread plate, cut down to 3' 3" x 8' 10" with a formed edge on the outside, so I'll have one seam running...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Well, I got the bed rails laid out and started...

Well, I got the bed rails laid out and started the spacing on the cross-members. I'm going with 16" on center. But the issue I've run into is that I have a 40" space over the axle area (albeit not...
Forum: Fabrication 08-14-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,333
Posted By steelslinger
Talking Making the jump to a flatbed

Back at it again. Been away for a bit.

Well, for various reasons, I'm abandoning the welding trailer and moving to build a flatbed for my truck. I just picked up most of the material from work...
Forum: Fabrication 02-13-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,621
Posted By steelslinger
ace4059: Thanks, will do. Once I finish the...

ace4059: Thanks, will do. Once I finish the doors, add fenders and lights, and set the mountings, she'll be read for paint. Herculiner (black) on the trailer itself and a nice red for the toolboxes....
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