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    Ode to my crow's foot wrenches

    Ode to my crow's foot wrenches

    You always sit there, shiny and like new, in the back of my wrench drawer of my toolbox. I see you everyday, but never really pay any attention to you. We can...
  2. Re: Personalizing a new, inexpensive bumper pull car hauler trail

    Thank you for the kind words.

    No, there is nothing other than the exterior reinforcement. The client did not want anything else. Honestly I had to "talk" him into any reinforcement. As he put...
  3. Re: Personalizing a new, inexpensive bumper pull car hauler trail

    Mounted to the trailer:

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51122&d=1604199646

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51121&d=1604199646
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  4. Re: Personalizing a new, inexpensive bumper pull car hauler trail

    Assembling:

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51112&d=1604199087

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51113&d=1604199087
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  5. Re: Personalizing a new, inexpensive bumper pull car hauler trail

    With the structural work completed, we start on the multi-mount winch setup. The client opted for a NOS Smittybilt XRC8 winch after seeing our setup that has been abused for the past 7 years and yet...
  6. Re: Personalizing a new, inexpensive bumper pull car hauler trail

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51076&d=1604196761

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51085&d=1604196875
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    Our client want to be able to store the multi-mount winch within the lockable box. It will easily fit, but could slide around within the box. That much weight constantly shifting, and banging into...
  8. Re: Personalizing a new, inexpensive bumper pull car hauler trail

    Mounting for the aluminum lockable storage box welded into position and drilled and tapped:

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51047&d=1604190337
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  9. Re: Personalizing a new, inexpensive bumper pull car hauler trail

    Next up is adding some gussets to the sides of the top rail, as well as welding out the tops of the angle iron that attaches to the top rail. This wasn't done from the factory.

    Gussets:
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  10. Re: Personalizing a new, inexpensive bumper pull car hauler trail

    The front top rail was then cut to accept a standard 2" receiver hitch:

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51022&d=1604189498
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  11. Personalizing a new, inexpensive bumper pull car hauler trailer

    We recently were asked to make some modifications to a clients brand new trailer. The trailer in question is a basic, inexpensive, 7000 pound capacity, bumper pull car hauler. Shown here:
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  12. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    Good to hear you are progressing. Please remember to keep up with the exercises, stretching, and everything else the PT wants you to do. The harder you work the better the outcome.
  13. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    Thanks! I finished up the 5th and last arch today. Feels good to be done with that project.
  14. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    No rest for the wicked... More work up at the jail, errr, I mean, fraternity compound.

    From this:

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51136&d=1604365179

    To...
  15. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    How are things going?
  16. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    I will echo this. Best thing that happened to me after blowing out my back the second time, was finding my PT. She worked me harder than I thought I should and encouraged me to continue to push it...
  17. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    Dang it Cliff! So happy to hear you are mostly alright. Hoping for a speedy recovery!

    Pro tip: Have a whiskey & dew or four to help with the pain. Or come by and I will serve them to ya while...
  18. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    Got a little more demo completed this morning before the sun reared it's ugly head. Took the knee wall and associated goodies down. Lots of water damage to the whole area.
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  19. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    Just a Ford doing what they do best...
  20. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    I continue to be a one man wrecking crew. Not only did I blow up the new to me Ford over the weekend, but started on another home demo project the last two evenings. Brick wall is coming down so I...
  21. Thread: Welder upgrade

    by Brucker
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    Re: Welder upgrade

    Hope you enjoy the new machine!
  22. Thread: Welder needed

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    Re: Welder needed

    Still a little confused. So you are wanting to weld a square tube onto your existing sliders? And the tube was previously attached, but removed? And the square tube needs to be capped and smoothed...
  23. Thread: Welder needed

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    Re: Welder needed

    Photos of what is exactly is needed? When is it needed done?
  24. Thread: Frame Welding

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    Re: Frame Welding

    Drill out the end of the crack to relieve the stress. Then grind out the crack enough to get good filler contact and penetration and weld it up.
  25. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    Had this unexpected visitor in the shop last night. Was about the size of my palm and was faster than snot.

    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=50494&d=1595455908
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