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Old 01-21-2020, 02:42 PM
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it seems like a lot, but you have to know that this all happened in less than 4 weeks! except the omaha trip and buying the 48 cab, those were both last year, but everything else happened after christmas.

sidetracked by weather, and bent bumper brackets on nicks 54.

I did get the cab off the trailer thanks to my bomb cart and a 2x4. normally this would be a 10 second job with the forklift but I sold my smooth tire and bought a rough terrain forklift, and the delivery guy blew up his tow truck, so its still living la vida relaxo in oklahoma. I dont have a second way to get a 10k lb forklift 90 miles. maybe drive it? hmmm 6mph 90 miles is FIFTEEN HOURS>
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:04 PM
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it seems like a lot, but you have to know that this all happened in less than 4 weeks! except the omaha trip and buying the 48 cab, those were both last year, but everything else happened after christmas.

sidetracked by weather, and bent bumper brackets on nicks 54.

I did get the cab off the trailer thanks to my bomb cart and a 2x4. normally this would be a 10 second job with the forklift but I sold my smooth tire and bought a rough terrain forklift, and the delivery guy blew up his tow truck, so its still living la vida relaxo in oklahoma. I dont have a second way to get a 10k lb forklift 90 miles. maybe drive it? hmmm 6mph 90 miles is FIFTEEN HOURS>
When I was about 15 I had to drive my dad's Bobcat skid steer about 5 miles. It was fairly agonizing.
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:21 PM
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I also ordered a new plasma cutter, it cuts really well and I got it with a small cnc table that I cant wait to put together. Bickle will have cad designed and cnc cut parts!
Love the parts you're gathering! Can you tell more about your cnc table?

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Old 01-22-2020, 09:33 AM
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sure its a langmuir crossfire, with the XL kit and a new razorweld 45 plasma. I have an older hypertherm powermax 600 that I would like to upgrade to the duramax torch, so if I like this table well enough I will probably order the duramax machine torch for the hypertherm to use with the table.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:55 PM
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still waiting out the weather, I can take the cold but not sleet and rain. cant wait to have the other shop up and going. tomorrow is a day of rest and sunday I will probably get the sonoma stripped.

here is nicks 54. I just did body and bumpers and pedals and column. should have been easier, but there was a little of everything. the front sheetmetal had a whang in it from a fender bender, and it pushed everything to the drivers side, so when I put it square on the new chassis it didnt really line up. taking out the hood bolts and the passenger hood spring mount twisted right off the rusted inner support. I didnt want to cut the running board mounts off his nice 1/2 ton frame and he didnt want tubs or a steel s10 floor so I did a lot of extra tube work for the running boards and for the bed wood he wanted. the front bumper mounts were bent from the whang, I had to put the bumper on with a ratchet strap to the frame. the rear bumper was broken in half, so I welded it and gave it a badass scar. the doors werent on the truck and the drivers upper hinge was cracked and the lower was looser than the morals at a strip club. the truck had a 47-53 bed on it but he brought me 60% of a 54-55 bed so I "made it enough". all in all a fun project for a month and a half, really a month if you count the two weeks I was farting with the honey do's on kechi.
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Wow JD, that 54 looks really good now!
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'54 is my favorite AD.

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Old 01-26-2020, 11:07 PM
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Dang that's lots of stuff going on Joe! Like the new shop. Agree with Bill about that 54 looking really good. You earned a rest.
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