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Old 09-19-2014, 12:45 PM
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I like the Amish CAD drawing.
I think he subbed out the engineering drawing to the local kindergarden... Just kiddin' Joey! It would have been a little bit more clear if you also drew the cab of TSF...
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:58 PM
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here is the whole picture that i drew by myself with ut help from my mom, lol.

i also did a road trip today to unload a semi on to a barge. great fun on something that floats, moves and leans when you are a afraid of water, lol.

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i was able to make the hinge pieces for the back of the Screaming Ford in my little shop because of the rain. first i got a little wet cutting out the pieces and did a little grinding to get them ready for assembly. next i tack welded the pieces to the work bench and then welded the jig steel in to place. with the jig steel in place i can now weld the whole unit to the back of the Screaming Ford without worrying about a bunch of measurments. less thought required at my age, lol.
next i found some 2.25 shaft with 3" bushing to make the cradle thing pivot. one thing i hate the most is grinding so i free hand cut the holes for the shaft so i didn't have to do a bunch of grinding. i needed a tight holes and that is what i got. this saved on a lot of welding being tight. by 8pm at night it was dark and i used a flashlite to finish welding the pivot to the cradle thing.

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Nice cut on the pivot pin hole.
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That is really impressive use of a torch. other then that I'm speechless
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:39 PM
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thansk guys, i learned how to torch when i used to scrap metal for a living. back in the day i could cut straighter and faster with a 72" torch then a short torch. i figured i save a lot of time grinding by cutting it correct the first time.

it took about an hour to free hand cut the 2 pipe for the "A" frame on the cradle. i weld the pieces to the rafter trailer then worked away at getting a nice fit on the first pipe then copied it to the second pipe. another hour was spent welding up the "A" frame then joining it to the cradle. finished up tonight with the "A" frame and cradle mounted on the Screaming Ford. will slip the weight box on in the morning then i can figure out where to mount the pulley on a stick.

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Old 09-21-2014, 09:55 PM
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Did you use the 72" torch for that piece?
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:00 PM
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So there's pretty much a new big rig tow truck in the Great White North. Time to go show all those "FANCY" trucks with their complicated computers why mechanical injection can tow them out of the bush.
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i used an 18" torch and free hand to cut the holes for the pins on the "A" frame and cradle. once you start the hole you don't stop and just follow through. that way you get a nice smooth hole.

i do a fair amount of winter road towing because of the computers shutting the trucks off. but once we get close to town we have to unload the high top sleeper trucks because the bunk is too high for the hydro wires. now i can haul these trucks no problem plus any 3 ton cargo van trucks too. over the years i keep bettering myself by add more things or equipment to my collection.

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i used an 18" torch and free hand to cut the holes for the pins on the "A" frame and cradle. once you start the hole you don't stop and just follow through. that way you get a nice smooth hole.

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