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Forum: Fabrication 11-20-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,252
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Anybody fabricated new slide rails for a rollback tow truck?

I recently purchased an F450 rollback tow truck with a century aluminum bed on it. Originally it had nylon slides in between the aluminum channel on the underside of the bed and the steel slides...
Forum: Welding 05-24-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,747
Posted By Hurricane
seems like a real waste of money to me. for $300...

seems like a real waste of money to me. for $300 more, you can get a brand new hobart handler 210 amps WITH spool gun delivered. and its made in USA!!
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Forum: Machining 03-09-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,252
Posted By Hurricane
i believe its a press fit straight bore, no...

i believe its a press fit straight bore, no keyway. ill have to purchase a foot of stock, minimum order
Forum: Machining 03-09-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,252
Posted By Hurricane
no can do, its an overdrive pulley for the...

no can do, its an overdrive pulley for the blower. needs to be smaller than stock. i guess ill try a couple ways on some scrap first, if it doesnt come out right, then im not out anything but time....
Forum: Machining 03-08-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,252
Posted By Hurricane
machining a serpentine pulley

I'm going to be machining a pulley for my car's supercharger out of 6061 t6 4" round stock. these sell for around $100+, so ill be making it myself. the part is fairly easy to machine, except for the...
Forum: Machining 03-07-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Hurricane
that worked perfectly. soaked in pb last night,...

that worked perfectly. soaked in pb last night, heated it up slowly with a heat gun and it fell off, works like its brand new now. thanks guys
Forum: Machining 03-07-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Hurricane
well after urther investigation, it doesnt look...

well after urther investigation, it doesnt look good. i pulled the pin all the way out and there was a pin that fell out of the hole in the bull gear. i can see daylight all the way around the back...
Forum: Machining 03-06-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Hurricane
dont know how i missed that, but you guys are...

dont know how i missed that, but you guys are really fast. ill try the pb blaster and see what happens. i dont have a manual for this lathe, if anybody has a copy of one they could email me, that...
Forum: Machining 03-06-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Hurricane
12" atlas, bullgear stuck

i tried to use the back gears on my atlas 12x36, pulled the pin out of the bull gear, but its stuck to the pulleys. whats the best way to get them unstuck without damaging the bull gear?...
Forum: Fabrication 03-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 48,547
Posted By Hurricane
saw this on craigslist today ...

saw this on craigslist today

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/1056250766.html
Forum: Machining 03-05-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By Hurricane
i agree. i have a cheaper, smaller benchtop than...

i agree. i have a cheaper, smaller benchtop than the one in your link and its been excellent
Forum: Machining 03-01-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By Hurricane
turning drums and rotors

what is the best way to turn drums and rotors on a standard lathe? should i attempt to chuck the rotor, or bolt the rotor to a fixture thats chucked? any pics or anything would be really helpful....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-25-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,714
Posted By Hurricane
ive had good luck welding plastic with a...

ive had good luck welding plastic with a soldering gun. harbor freight sells different types of plastic filler rod, ie. abs,pvc, etc
Forum: Welding 02-17-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,463
Posted By Hurricane
im a heavy equipment operator by trade. the...

im a heavy equipment operator by trade. the reason you dont want the teeth "lined up" with the bucket is because you wont be able to cut flat with the teeth engaged. it takes an incredible amount of...
Forum: Fabrication 02-03-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,572
Posted By Hurricane
i just perused the junkyard for convertibles, the...

i just perused the junkyard for convertibles, the whole setup only cost me $35. Blade,hydraulics,tractor,new battery and all, i have $250 in the whole setup. all from craigslist or the junkyard
Forum: Fabrication 02-03-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,572
Posted By Hurricane
Hillbilly hydraulics

Thought i would post some pics of my project. After last years snow and my 120' driveway, i decided i would not be shoveling it again. so i purchased a plow for my riding mower off craigslist for $60...
Forum: Welding 02-03-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,030
Posted By Hurricane
heres some pics of my work, other than a much...

heres some pics of my work, other than a much faster travel speed, i didnt think it was any harder than welding steel. i had a lot of 3/16 laying around, which was way more than i needed, but i...
Forum: Welding 01-31-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,030
Posted By Hurricane
contrary to popular belief, i didnt have any...

contrary to popular belief, i didnt have any problems once i got the hang of it. turning the argon to about 40cf made a real big difference. i tried breaking some welds and just deformed the coupon,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-23-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By Hurricane
enter the IR reactionless air ratchet. instead of...

enter the IR reactionless air ratchet. instead of twisting off your wrist, it just clicks once it runs out of juice. ill never use any other kind again. its rated as much or more torque than any...
Forum: Welding 01-23-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,030
Posted By Hurricane
obviously i try not to breathe any welding fumes,...

obviously i try not to breathe any welding fumes, just wanted to make sure that was normal. im not welding anything that needs to be strong, just good enough to hold together
Forum: Welding 01-22-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,030
Posted By Hurricane
Aluminum mig question

I just started mig welding aluminum today with decent results, but i have a few questions you guys may be able to answer for me. decent looking beads w penetration once i get moving, though i dont...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-09-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,357
Posted By Hurricane
Where can I buy brass & aluminum billets?

just need small pieces, is there a place online i can purchase them?
Forum: Fabrication 10-03-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,695
Posted By Hurricane
i ended up buying all the materials and renting a...

i ended up buying all the materials and renting a plasma cutter, so im going to save a bunch of money by doing all the fab work and paying to have the welding done. i may buy a tig anyway, ive been...
Forum: Fabrication 10-02-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,695
Posted By Hurricane
i think youre right. most of the work that needs...

i think youre right. most of the work that needs done wont need a big machine, just the welding of the floor, i may end up letting my normal welder do that. the entire job was expected to be $1500 or...
Forum: Fabrication 10-01-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,695
Posted By Hurricane
200 amps when using spool gun, 250 for mig. the...

200 amps when using spool gun, 250 for mig. the 30a spoolgun is only rated at 200 amps,100% duty cycle
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