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Old 11-08-2020, 07:07 PM
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I have a floor jack that I use outside a lot where it has to run on gravel, which means I have to drag it to where I need it because the wheels are too small in diameter to be able to roll on the gravel.

I have a couple larger steel wheels I took off the pallet jack that got scrapped several weeks ago. The donor wheels have nice bearings but used a much larger axle. So had to machine a new axle and two bushings to be able to use the wheels on the jack.

Pics show the old wheels and the donor wheels and the new axle. Made the bushings where they had to be pressed in. Used the arbor press to put in the bushings.

More to come after this new cold snap gets over so I can do some assembly.
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:23 PM
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With my luck it wouldn't fit where I heed it to go with the new wheels.
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:32 PM
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With my luck it wouldn't fit where I heed it to go with the new wheels.
Most often I use it on my Dodge 3500. Usually have to use a 4x4 to get it of the ground so it will be better higher anyway.
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Old 11-17-2020, 02:27 PM
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I have an old jack that I wanted to use outside on the gravel. Of course the wheels dug into the gravel, and it was almost impossible to position under the vehicles. I took the wheels off and bent up a pan for it to sit in, tack welded the frame of the jack to the inside of the pan. It slides around OK on the gravel now. Come breakup, when the snow in the pan starts to melt, I'll drill a drain hole or two in the bottom of it.
Here is the old jack and its replacement, inside the messy shop.
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:26 PM
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Here is the old jack in its new pan, sitting outside in front of the shop.
Reminds me of one of KoO's vehicle rescues. Think it had a bad bearing or ball joint or something...
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Old 11-19-2020, 10:43 PM
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Reminds me of one of KoO's vehicle rescues. Think it had a bad bearing or ball joint or something...
I hadn't seen that one. He gets up to some cool stuff.

He must be getting old like me, because on his web site we're mostly getting pictures of dinner in the frying pan now. I can totally sympathize with him: it's getting harder to do anything but sleep in the winter.
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Old 11-20-2020, 12:20 AM
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I hadn't seen that one. He gets up to some cool stuff.

He must be getting old like me, because on his web site we're mostly getting pictures of dinner in the frying pan now. I can totally sympathize with him: it's getting harder to do anything but sleep in the winter.

He’s basically shut down due to covid restrictions in his province. He was busy building sleigh gear and different things, then it turned wet, so he’s been working on his ‘books’.


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Old 11-20-2020, 08:18 AM
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He’s basically shut down due to covid restrictions in his province.
Are the rural folks actually paying attention to that nonsense? In Alaska the Natives are, but pretty much nobody else.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:18 AM
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Hi,
Nice job, one of the reasons, I love having my own lathe!

The new wheels will probably "stick" in the gravel also, but might drag easier!
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:54 PM
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I wonder if building a sled would be more effective on gravel.
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