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Forum: Shop & Safety 11-15-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By RED caddy
When I built my shop, has it been that long ago?,...

When I built my shop, has it been that long ago?, I put 2 X 2 receiver stock, welded to a plate with a lift out cover, vertically in the slab, with the open/bottom in the dirt, under the 6 inch slab....
Forum: Machining 11-15-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By RED caddy
I had to wait for the wind to die down. YOU...

I had to wait for the wind to die down. YOU REALLY DO SUCK, And I already have a mill...Just not as capable as that one.

RED the sheepdog
Forum: Fabrication 11-13-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By RED caddy
Well, I get the rough neighborhood, My Mom didn't...

Well, I get the rough neighborhood, My Mom didn't have that problem. I had it here when I bought the little corner lot I live on now. We have managed to thin out the asshats and except for a small...
Forum: Fabrication 11-13-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By RED caddy
Spencer, I think we suffer from the same malady,...

Spencer, I think we suffer from the same malady, Over think, over redgineer,(ie redneck engineer) way overbuild.

A store bought set of folding ramps, a drop in, power in power out, remote control,...
Forum: Fabrication 11-13-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By RED caddy
more pictures of the few modifications I made....

more pictures of the few modifications I made. Modified drop in post, nylon on top to take the weight while turning/swinging. bar to stop post from turning. Strap in place of wire/cable, a bit of...
Forum: Fabrication 11-13-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By RED caddy
+2 Robb, I mounted one on a reinforced pad on my...

+2 Robb, I mounted one on a reinforced pad on my Juan ton. Easy on/off and stow, replaced all the bolts with pins and hairpins, quick break down. Handiest piece I ever screwed to a truck. Big Red is...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-28-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By RED caddy
Ron, should I change from Shell Rotella, for the...

Ron, should I change from Shell Rotella, for the short term savings or just keep using from my 55 gal drum?

RED the cheap
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-25-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By RED caddy
+2, 4 or 5 years ago, I was given several...

+2,

4 or 5 years ago, I was given several sets of 8 foot tall, 8 foot long, 24 inch deep racking and 20 extra rails, I haven't been able to find any more end stands/connector supports in 24 inch...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-13-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By RED caddy
I'm about 45 miles from the scene of the crime. A...

I'm about 45 miles from the scene of the crime. A little over 36 hours ago, I offered my shop as a rescue point, if AAA would kindly drag it to me.

At the moment, all my tow rigs are running, so...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-03-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By RED caddy
Yep, me too. There was one in the "buster Brown"...

Yep, me too. There was one in the "buster Brown" shoe store in my home town. Right between WT Grants and The Boston store, on state Street.

In my Tweens, we used to sneak in without our parents...
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By RED caddy
I have to report a MAJOR clean shop foul. There...

I have to report a MAJOR clean shop foul. There is clean flat surface on the bottom, no tanglefoot, trip hazard's or slippery spots. In the background, there is a surplus of clean flat un cluttered...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-06-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By RED caddy
I believe Walker's info is correct, but the ease...

I believe Walker's info is correct, but the ease of handling and longevity of storage, with out degradation, makes LPG or LNG a hands down winner.

I like to split the units on a portable setup....
Forum: Fabrication 09-02-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,095
Posted By RED caddy
Pretty damn good, for an HT2, did you take the...

Pretty damn good, for an HT2, did you take the exam in Aug?

RED
Forum: Fabrication 08-29-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,095
Posted By RED caddy
Ron, you sure that ain't a shipyard print? ...

Ron, you sure that ain't a shipyard print?

Looks like the exact right amount of fabbin' in Georgia, Addel dew et.

Fer my nickel, you ain't never out of style in basic black.

RED the sheepdog
Forum: Welding 08-29-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By RED caddy
When I was welding for a living, My lifestyle...

When I was welding for a living, My lifestyle would occasionally lead to a buzzy head, severe tremors and extreme sensitivity to light, right about the time I showed up for work.

When I was "on...
Forum: Welding 08-27-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By RED caddy
I was guilty, until recently, of several of the...

I was guilty, until recently, of several of the basic dumb mistakes.

Over time, 20 years or so, I had lost sight of the need to watch the wetting edge of the puddle. Photo gray glasses and the...
Forum: Fabrication 08-23-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By RED caddy
Yep, I'll steal that. Thanks Keith. RED

Yep, I'll steal that. Thanks Keith.

RED
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-21-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By RED caddy
Yep, it's always about the money and some rat...

Yep, it's always about the money and some rat bastards. I was a Bowtie kid since I learned that GM put the starter on the block, and that late parts fit all the way back to the first V-8's .

I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-20-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By RED caddy
I do Doug, I've been there done that. I've had...

I do Doug, I've been there done that. I've had better luck with the Moog stuff in the "made in usa" boxes, so that's what I horde. I have a hook at a distribution center that let's me cherry pick....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-20-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By RED caddy
Steal away, just be advised, I stole that line...

Steal away, just be advised, I stole that line off a bumper sticker on a ratty old flatbed trailer, chasin' a freight shaker...over 20 years ago.:eek:

Not much new under the sun, Tru dat.

RED...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-20-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By RED caddy
I've been hoarding Moog suspension parts for my...

I've been hoarding Moog suspension parts for my older rig's The starship the '84 1 ton and SWMBO's Blazer. I had to go aftermarket for most of the suspension goodies I stuffed under the starship,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-17-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By RED caddy
I have a couple of "Cortico" plastic truck boxes....

I have a couple of "Cortico" plastic truck boxes. not airtight, but close, weather tite in the back of my pickup.

Gotta go find a source again, last ones I bought were around $40.00, and well...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By RED caddy
Years ago, I had a paint guy that used electro...

Years ago, I had a paint guy that used electro static gear to paint race car chassis, car haulers and such. worked very well. Used much less paint than a conventional HVLP spray gun.

As we all...
Forum: Fabrication 08-08-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,154
Posted By RED caddy
Dayam, Ifin I needed one, I'd just use the print...

Dayam, Ifin I needed one, I'd just use the print about 3 pages into Digr's link (PDF) That is a very clean and sweet design. (And I just finished re sealing my Blackhawk 4 ton porta power...)

RED...
Forum: Fabrication 08-04-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,353
Posted By RED caddy
Keith, I printed out a copy of that rundown,...

Keith,

I printed out a copy of that rundown, for inclusion in the "neat shop stuff" folder on the wood working bench folder ready reference rack.

The best apprentice guide to self lockers I've...
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