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Nice work raptor,
I can't tell from the pics, did you weld new spindles in or did you cut and weld the axle back together? I see the fish plates on the frame and the excavator bucket in the background. Do you do equipment repair?
Thanks Tom,I cut the axle, put the spindle in the lathe and brought it back to size, and rewelded. It is nice to have the right tools for the job :) As far as equip. repair, I do. I have a heavy equip buisness and things always break, bend or splinter (LOL)
Did some fitting and measuring for tank mounts. Getting the firebox centered. Hopefully I can start cutting the tank tomorow! It's coming along slowly but it will be producing some great Q-veiws real soon!!
I made a little progress, The rain has been holding me back a little. My helper started getting a shock so we called it a day! Atleast I have the FB welded in place and maybe (weather permiting) I can finish cutting the doors tomorrow!
Well, I didn't get everything done that I wanted to. I had planned on using three hinges on each door, But when I got to this stage of the build I realized I liked the idea of four! So I had to order 2 more today! I Did cut one of the doors and got it opened up, Atleast I can work on the RF plate while I'm waiting on the Hinges!
Four hinges tests your talent more, as far as alignment without binding. Kinda like a 3 or 4 legged stool. A 4 legged stool will almost always wobble. A 3 legged stool will never wobble.
Lookin' real good,
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I have noticed that if you want those style handles, buying cheap chippers is the way to go. A lot cheaper than buying the grips buy them selves. Also found some cheap fireplace tools that had them also and those had long shafts to work with. I will be doing the same thing on future builds.