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Forum: Shop & Safety 10-07-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,000
Posted By JohnBoy
The blue and white, think it looks very fresh or...

The blue and white, think it looks very fresh or something. the repurposing is just a side bonus
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-03-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,000
Posted By JohnBoy
Lookin good, the contrasting colours really work...

Lookin good, the contrasting colours really work well together too dont they
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-24-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,368
Posted By JohnBoy
:rolleyes: It's a journey doug. Like...

:rolleyes:

It's a journey doug.

Like so many of mine it's been a long one, and where we are ending up is not where we started out going to.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-24-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,368
Posted By JohnBoy
The farm is actually the thing least in conflict...

The farm is actually the thing least in conflict with shop time.

Shop time is mostly evenings after work whereas the farm is mostly weekends.


but evenings after work are often filled with...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-23-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,368
Posted By JohnBoy
Nearly another year before I managed to progress...

Nearly another year before I managed to progress this at all....

After much mulling and chewing I've ended up with this.

50x50x5 outer with 40x40x4 inner, will have a screw (much like a trailer...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-16-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 57,859
Posted By JohnBoy
available floorspace rises and falls but given...

available floorspace rises and falls but given it's where the tractor lives and gets worked on this shed actually get cleared relatively regularly
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-16-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 57,859
Posted By JohnBoy
2015 was the last update to this thread, not a...

2015 was the last update to this thread, not a whole lot to report since then, put up a few more lights and extended the scaffoldshelves which are both awesome and terrible all at once. awesome for...
Forum: Fabrication 05-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By JohnBoy
it's hard to tell scale from the pics, but it...

it's hard to tell scale from the pics, but it looks one hell of a piece of engineering for 350lbs.

I wonder is it a hoist as opposed to a winch? ie much higher safety factor.
Forum: Fabrication 05-28-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,676
Posted By JohnBoy
I've often wondered about repurposing them and...

I've often wondered about repurposing them and thinking the linkage mechanism could be a bit tricky to get right, but it's good that your one has adjustable links, are they always made like that?
Forum: Fabrication 05-28-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By JohnBoy
find a ride on with a blown tranny, remove front...

find a ride on with a blown tranny, remove front axle and fit a drawbar. remove the guts of the tranny, extend the belt clutch switch cabling to be remotely controlled from the atv
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-22-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,700
Posted By JohnBoy
yeah now that you say it they do look odd, very...

yeah now that you say it they do look odd, very long springs.

It is it a kinda pre-runner style front end to absorb the big shocks coming down from a wheelie :)
Forum: Welding 05-17-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By JohnBoy
new tractor sized buckets here start at a little...

new tractor sized buckets here start at a little over a hundred bucks a foot. it makes little sense to pay a man to do anything more than a bandaid repair.

If you can DIY and have a bountiful...
Forum: Fabrication 05-17-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,538
Posted By JohnBoy
gonna mount it on the tractor and drop it down...

gonna mount it on the tractor and drop it down onto some 9x3 timbers.

I'm hoping the weight of the loader will help limit the bounce, if I had downpressure on the loader it'd be a good help.
...
Forum: Fabrication 05-17-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,538
Posted By JohnBoy
Well I pulled it back as far as it was bent, in...

Well I pulled it back as far as it was bent, in the opposite direction and stitched it similar to Ron's staggering. midlle left right, middle left right

Left it cool before taking off the clamps...
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,538
Posted By JohnBoy
Oh, I had thought that given the weld on top...

Oh, I had thought that given the weld on top pulled it up that the weld underneath would pull it back down.

the floor and cutting edge* are a lap joint. in your drawing does that mean the two...
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,538
Posted By JohnBoy
July last year I started fixing this bucket, went...

July last year I started fixing this bucket, went on holidays, came home to a bunch of house related stuff and the bucket just spent the winter outside.

Finally back at it, welded the floor and...
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,241
Posted By JohnBoy
I'm guessing we'd call it a ring beam..... a...

I'm guessing we'd call it a ring beam..... a course of poured concrete on top of the blockwork to tie everything together right?
Forum: Fabrication 05-15-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,241
Posted By JohnBoy
Red what was the purpose of the sheet metal?

Red what was the purpose of the sheet metal?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-02-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By JohnBoy
It's interesting that Fiat brought in the Ducato...

It's interesting that Fiat brought in the Ducato (Promaster) but not the Iveco Daily. The daily would tick all your boxes except the V8 thing, although they could possibly put a V8 in it when they...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-26-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By JohnBoy
Ahhh, knew I'd forgotton one. They don't...

Ahhh, knew I'd forgotton one.


They don't have something themselves in Europe to bring over. 99% sure their european models are designed by renault/nissan and just rebadged.


They're...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-26-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By JohnBoy
Are their any US vans left?

I watch the occasional van build on youtube and something dawned on me today......

Have european vans completely replaced domestic designs?

The only USDM van I can think of is ironically made...
Forum: Fabrication 03-25-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,892
Posted By JohnBoy
Will you need to double up the diagonal timbers...

Will you need to double up the diagonal timbers to be able to cut the roof up?
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-21-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 15,537
Posted By JohnBoy
Fine looking caravan Gerry, well wear

Fine looking caravan Gerry, well wear
Forum: SFT Information 03-13-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,063
Posted By JohnBoy
google streetview still looks pretty flat around...

google streetview still looks pretty flat around tripton, but I suppose relative to your part of the world it's positively mountainous!

round here it's not a hill if you dont feel the burn in your...
Forum: SFT Information 03-13-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,063
Posted By JohnBoy
ahhh, not something I've seen before. Doesnt...

ahhh, not something I've seen before. Doesnt look very hilly in the pics, but slope is something that's hard to capture in a pic.
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