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Forum: Fabrication 03-29-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By Kent_323is
Thanks Greg. I'll be heading to the shop this...

Thanks Greg.
I'll be heading to the shop this weekend, so I'll see if I can find the engine tag to confirm the engine type. At least then I can research some future options... rebuild or swap.
I...
Forum: Fabrication 03-28-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By Kent_323is
Hi Dubby, thanks for the comments! We take for...

Hi Dubby,
thanks for the comments! We take for granted how good we have it until working with others that don't have full function.
I plan to use nylock nuts on the final assembly of it, which...
Forum: Fabrication 03-28-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By Kent_323is
I'm not sure what exact engine is in it. It has...

I'm not sure what exact engine is in it. It has the straight six, overhead valve, single carburetor, gasoline engine. It runs good, just that it burns and leaks oil.

An engine swap may well be...
Forum: Fabrication 03-28-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By Kent_323is
Knuckleboom truck: electric motor for hydraulics

I posted awhile ago about my knuckleboom crane that I put on a '51 Int'l truck. The crane is quite useful, particularly inside the shop for odd lifting duties. However, the engine on the Int'l is...
Forum: Fabrication 03-28-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By Kent_323is
Levers for Air button switches on ATTC

On the All Terrain Track Chair (ATTC), i have air bag shocks on the suspension, and air cylinders for track tension, and these need some means of adjusting air pressure.
I implemented some...
Forum: Fabrication 03-28-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By Kent_323is
Mechanical Release for EZ lock on All Terrain Track Chair

Hey guys,
I've continued to work on the All Terrain Track Chair (ATTC) that i'm building for a guy who is in a wheelchair.

This is the mechanism I came up with for manually releasing the EZ lock,...
Forum: Fabrication 01-07-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,304
Posted By Kent_323is
@SmokinDodge, Thanks. It's got a 6-cylinder in...

@SmokinDodge,
Thanks. It's got a 6-cylinder in it, original near as I can tell, but upgraded to 12v ignition. It's the International L-162 model truck. Has a 4 speed transmission with vacuum...
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,304
Posted By Kent_323is
In the interest of making my knuckleboom crane...

In the interest of making my knuckleboom crane more useable to me in the shop, I decided to add an electric motor to power the hydraulics. As many of you noticed in the original videos, the current...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-19-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,746
Posted By Kent_323is
Well, that was worse case testing, and it...

Well, that was worse case testing, and it performed quite well with that. The client doesn't have a rotary mower, and his grass isn't nearly that thick.
It actually mows better with the ATTC than...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,746
Posted By Kent_323is
Shop Tour & Cleanup

Hey Guys,
It's been awhile since I've posted on here. I've been busy with the All Terrain Track Chair (ATTC) (http://kustomsbykent.com/all-terrain-track-chair-attc/) project, and I just took the...
Forum: Fabrication 12-15-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,636
Posted By Kent_323is
Nice work Spencer, on getting some proper support...

Nice work Spencer, on getting some proper support in place for your crane.
Any pics of it working with the snowblower?

If you can TIG weld like that, you'll be able to stick weld too. If you can...
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,350
Posted By Kent_323is
Press Formed U-shaped Brackets for Roll Cage

Here is a set of press tooling I made to create some U-shaped brackets that clamp together a portion of the roll cage where some tubes are perpendicular to each other. This allows me to remove that...
Forum: Fabrication 03-05-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,310
Posted By Kent_323is
Large radius sheet metal brake folding table

I created this modified folding table in order to make some custom aluminum fuel tanks for a project. I had designed in some larger radii to give the tanks a smoother appearance. 1", 3.5" and 6+"...
Forum: Fabrication 03-05-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,885
Posted By Kent_323is
I have the same HF tubing roller. Add the wings...

I have the same HF tubing roller.
Add the wings first! I made my own, as SWAG is too proud of theirs.
The wings reduce the bending effort by increasing the mechanical advantage, which also reduces...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-22-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,157
Posted By Kent_323is
Pretty cool little track loader! Any further...

Pretty cool little track loader! Any further updates on progress?
Forum: Fabrication 06-01-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,381
Posted By Kent_323is
That's exactly the one I was thinking of as I...

That's exactly the one I was thinking of as I read this thread.
You could make it yourself, and could stay in the truck most of the time.
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,411
Posted By Kent_323is
This plant is probably pretty close to where I...

This plant is probably pretty close to where I work in Shanghai, China. The one road sign for Taopu Lu is pretty close to our office, and I'm typically on that road every day!

As far as safety...
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,562
Posted By Kent_323is
It might be interesting to do a simple test...

It might be interesting to do a simple test before you commit to a long drive with it, and spending money on things that don't help.

Use some flat steel bar, drill some holes at the right distance...
Forum: Fabrication 09-25-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By Kent_323is
What you probably need to do is make a custom...

What you probably need to do is make a custom bottom die for your brake that is the same width as the bend you are trying to do... You'll also need a top finger the right size.

I've designed...
Forum: Fabrication 09-25-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,380
Posted By Kent_323is
That was a great buy! I need one like that for...

That was a great buy! I need one like that for my '87 Chevy dually.
Forum: Fabrication 09-25-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,380
Posted By Kent_323is
I design and work with a lot of aluminum...

I design and work with a lot of aluminum extrusion, and that piece you have is definitely extruded aluminum.
It's quite likely that it is 6063 or 6061. 6063 is softer, and less strength. If it is...
Forum: Fabrication 09-25-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,820
Posted By Kent_323is
I'd say you made real good time to get that out...

I'd say you made real good time to get that out in only 2 hours!
Forum: SFT Information 06-10-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,867
Posted By Kent_323is
Outsourcing Plasma Parts & Mack Steel Warehouse, Watertown SD

Has anyone used Mack Steel Warehouse in Watertown South Dakota for plasma or laser cut steel sheet parts?
http://www.macksteel.com/
I have purchased full lengths of tube, angle and channel from...
Forum: Fabrication 06-10-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,484
Posted By Kent_323is
Really nice work on the final design and...

Really nice work on the final design and fabrication of it. I like the configurability of it.
What's the width of the strongback's footprint on the ground? It looks like it could be a little bit...
Forum: Fabrication 12-20-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,072
Posted By Kent_323is
Knowledge is a life time of learning. If you...

Knowledge is a life time of learning. If you stop learning, you might as well be dead!
I got my start in the fab stuff as just a little guy, as my dad liked to tinker and build stuff. He passed...
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