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Old 04-03-2007, 12:30 AM
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I got a 1' bucket to convert from a Bobcat Quick connect to the 2 pin connect type. I cut the old quick clamp off and have to put a plate on top of the bucket then put the "ears" on and the bushings in the "ears". The ears are out of 3/4" plate with the holes for the bushings cut in them, all free hand cut (pic 3). Have to go get a 1 3/4" pin in the morning to line up the bushings once they are welded in the ears, then line them up and weld the ears to the plate, which is welded to the bucket. When done it will be like the 2' bucket in pic 4


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Old 04-03-2007, 03:24 AM
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Looking good.
Cutter is going to want one.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:15 PM
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jks, nice cuts on the plate. That's when a pattern torch at home would come in handy. Make your pattern, label it and hang it up for future use.

Those smaller buckets sure do come in handy for burying cable and water lines.

Use mine on the little Ford all the time.

Will this repair/fix/change need any boring?

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Old 04-03-2007, 04:13 PM
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Are you adapting this bucket to a different machine, or did the quick attach just wear out? Very nice torch work, as well.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:37 PM
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Good looking work, James.
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Old 04-04-2007, 12:02 AM
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Thanks Guy's

the bucket is being adapted to fit another machine, I took a piece of cardboard out and made a pattern of the ears on the 2' bucket and then used that to cut out the ears for the 1' bucket. It would be nice if I had a little line boring rig to run back through the bores after I weld them, but I guess a air buzzer will have to do

I welded the plate to the top the bucket today and was moving right along till the welder decided it had enough for one day. I think the water pump is bad and it blew a radiator hose off, will tear it down tomarrow

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Old 04-10-2007, 12:34 PM
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Got to work on the mini bucket today since it warmed up and the welder is fixed, ran it about 1 hour today with no problems (fingers crossed). Got the ears tacked on and 1 pass around them. Tacked bars across the top to keep the ears from moving during welding, have to get a pin to line up my bosses and weld them in.

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Looks very good, James. Yes, I'm envious of your steady handed torch work.

So when you're ready for the pin and bushings, do you tack the bushings and adjust them until the pin floats free? I can see how easy it would be for me to get the pin seized up.
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I can see how easy it would be for me to get the pin seized up.
That's the exact wording I was trying to think of, Scott.
I would wind up with that puppy stuck so good it would probably take James, Joey and Jeff combined to get it back in shape.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:26 PM
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Thanks Guys

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do you tack the bushings and adjust them until the pin floats free?
Thats the idea of it Scott but there will be some distortion in the bosses with the heat from the weld, so I will just tweak it with the die grinder after everything is welded and cool, till the pin slides freely

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