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Forum: Shop & Safety 12-17-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By big rig guy
The pete had a 270 wheelbase, he used to pull a...

The pete had a 270 wheelbase, he used to pull a 48 foot flatbed, but now is haulling a53 foot trlr, so overlength. I did a pete last year, that was 6 inches too long.

I chopped off 26 inchs, but...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-17-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
Better overall pic

Better overall pic
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-17-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
This us typical of what we get, this guy pulled...

This us typical of what we get, this guy pulled out of his parking spot and hit a Pete with the trailer axles, ripped the hangar right the bogey frame and the main rail on the bogey is bent up pretty...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-16-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
Yes fifth wheel recreational vehicle. fiver is...

Yes fifth wheel recreational vehicle. fiver is slang I guess.
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-16-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
Randy I had a fiver burn down last summer, your...

Randy I had a fiver burn down last summer, your pic brought back memories.
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-15-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
Finished off the deck on my truck late this...

Finished off the deck on my truck late this afternoon, now the hitch is enclosed and looks alot better. Still need to figure up something for the rear and lights etc, maybe short sides.

I can...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-15-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
Backed the whole truck back now and settled onto...

Backed the whole truck back now and settled onto the suspension parts, half of it is bolted up, rewelded the rear frame section with all the lights and mudflaps. Got the 26 inches out of the frame...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-15-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
Was waiting for someone to catch that, just a...

Was waiting for someone to catch that, just a little humour. Just lifted the truck into place and ready to start bolting up hot cup of coffee first.
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-15-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
Here is the Pete frame were doing today. ...

Here is the Pete frame were doing today. Basically drop the suspension and move ahead 26 inches, cut the rear section off, take out 26 inchess of frame and braze the rear tail section back on. ...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-15-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
Had this truck for a year, I dragged it from...

Had this truck for a year, I dragged it from every shop that I moved outta, I guess I got a ton of dough tied into this thing for towing ha. Anyhow it's done and already been at a truck show or two....
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-15-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
Here's my own rig, we live in this unit full...

Here's my own rig, we live in this unit full time, I bought this fiver last year when our other fiver burned down due to a washing machine front panel shortening out. Insurance company would not...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-15-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
This is a Volvo 770 we singled it out some time...

This is a Volvo 770 we singled it out some time back and then my buddy wanted to haul a smart car. The guys use a smart car cause they are only some 100 inches long so they fit on the back of a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-15-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,143
Posted By big rig guy
2009 Misery

I have not posted for a long long time. The year of misery and I can't wait for the year to be over with. Moved the shop five times in 14 months, can you believe that. It was so bad in the summer,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-17-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,416
Posted By big rig guy
Dogs are doing very well, one is three and the...

Dogs are doing very well, one is three and the other is approaching two years old, very happy and content. I usually leave them in the shop overnight as we are in our fifth wheel on the property,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-12-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,416
Posted By big rig guy
It's good to be back online here and good to be...

It's good to be back online here and good to be settled finally in a shop that is in the area where I want to be and the right size and a yard that I can work with.
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-12-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,416
Posted By big rig guy
Up and Running

Were on our 4th shop since last June and hopefully this is the last move. Back to Milton where we know alot of folks.

2000 sq ft shop, and yard space and some twenty or so trucks and trailers...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-04-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,111
Posted By big rig guy
Double d commercial space is hard to find in my...

Double d commercial space is hard to find in my area, and suitable space even harder, seems to be a trade off.
The place I am at now is ideal, but out of my control now, so must rectify that. The...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-04-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,111
Posted By big rig guy
On dialup here at this shop and posting pics is...

On dialup here at this shop and posting pics is almost impossible. At the next shop I hope to have high speed and can then get back to posting again.

My new year is off to a rocky start

Having...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-03-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,111
Posted By big rig guy
I Am The Expert

at moving my shop, 4 moves in 8 months. I think that I should have my own section here devoted to shop moving and that I should be the moderator.
Anything you need to know about setting up phone...
Forum: SFT Information 01-03-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,469
Posted By big rig guy
I found late last week that the guy that I am...

I found late last week that the guy that I am sharing the shop with, has gone behind my back and signed the lease in his name only.
I bought a new truck paint booth and it is sitting here on the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-20-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,556
Posted By big rig guy
i would go back to the Oem with the vin number...

i would go back to the Oem with the vin number and find out what the original spec on frame was.

Having said that, I have two trucks in the shop right now with double frames and inserts over the...
Forum: SFT Information 12-09-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,469
Posted By big rig guy
We moved into the new shop over the weekend and...

We moved into the new shop over the weekend and just getting it up and running yesterday and today.

Building and property are working out real well. Hopefully 2009 there will be trucks to work...
Forum: SFT Information 12-02-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,469
Posted By big rig guy
We went through the lien process on a couple jobs...

We went through the lien process on a couple jobs a few years back, it really was not worth it. In the end it was alot of my time and energy plus some costs.
I am very careful with the credit now,...
Forum: SFT Information 12-02-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,469
Posted By big rig guy
We signed the deal on the new shop and have the...

We signed the deal on the new shop and have the keys now, we moved twice this year already so were getting pretty good at it lol. We have a month to move, so will do it bit by bit and depending on...
Forum: SFT Information 11-27-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,469
Posted By big rig guy
No partnership, two separate business that...

No partnership, two separate business that contract back and forth.
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