Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Fabrication

SFT Search:   
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-29-2017, 10:03 PM
Walker's Avatar
Walker Walker is offline
Standard of Excellence
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cave Creek AZ
Posts: 3,858
Default Add rear AC to my pick up

I inadvertently added rear air conditioning to my pick up this afternoon. I was pulling out my welding skid out of my 02 GMC. I lifted it with my forklift. I have to use 2 chains, one on the welder and one on the compressor to get balance. I lifted it up slowly and it cleared the bed and boxes. As soon as it cleared one of the chains rolled, and the skid turned a few degrees popping the back window.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20170529_200320.jpg
Views:	180
Size:	36.7 KB
ID:	139563
__________________
Walker
Chief slag chipper and floor sweeper, Ironwood Artistic
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-29-2017, 10:22 PM
toprecycler's Avatar
toprecycler toprecycler is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Petoskey, Michigan
Posts: 2,469
Default

At least you are looking at the positive side of it! I took out my back window one time and found out it was cheaper to put in a sliding rear window vs the solid window with the rear defrosting element. Of course, being in AZ you probably do not need the the rear defroster if the window had it.

Are you rethinking how to make the chain hookups more safer and easier to remove?


Sent from my iPhone using ShopFloorTalk mobile app
__________________
Brian

You don't know what you don't know.

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." John Wooden
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-29-2017, 10:23 PM
Rufus Rufus is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maineville Ohio
Posts: 752
Send a message via AIM to Rufus Send a message via Yahoo to Rufus
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walker View Post
I inadvertently added rear air conditioning to my pick up this afternoon. I was pulling out my welding skid out of my 02 GMC. I lifted it with my forklift. I have to use 2 chains, one on the welder and one on the compressor to get balance. I lifted it up slowly and it cleared the bed and boxes. As soon as it cleared one of the chains rolled, and the skid turned a few degrees popping the back window.

Attachment 139563
Walker;
That could have happened to anyone. When I was in the Air Force, I was pulling a trailer out of a storage barn out in the bomb dump using a Jeep Bobtail and didn't realize that the big metal boxes that had "missile test set" stenciled on them were not tied down. Needless to say those boxes shifted and fell off the trailer. It was about that time that a person came by with a forklift and helped me load them boxes back on the trailer. After that I tied them down and went on my way. Yeah, things like that can and do happen.

Typical jeep bobtail............. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/470766967269552156/

Thanks
Tim
__________________
Hey! What do ya'll say we go to Wallys house?!?!?!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-29-2017, 10:41 PM
milomilo's Avatar
milomilo milomilo is offline
Auction Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wheatland, Wyoming
Posts: 11,547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
Walker;
That could have happened to anyone. When I was in the Air Force, I was pulling a trailer out of a storage barn out in the bomb dump using a Jeep Bobtail and didn't realize that the big metal boxes that had "missile test set" stenciled on them were not tied down. Needless to say those boxes shifted and fell off the trailer. It was about that time that a person came by with a forklift and helped me load them boxes back on the trailer. After that I tied them down and went on my way. Yeah, things like that can and do happen.

Typical jeep bobtail............. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/470766967269552156/

Thanks
Tim
What missile was the test set for?
__________________
Chris

Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it. Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-29-2017, 11:08 PM
Walker's Avatar
Walker Walker is offline
Standard of Excellence
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cave Creek AZ
Posts: 3,858
Default

I put the skid on a pipe and found the balance point both directions, then welded a pipe with and eye on it. It balanced out much better. In the remodel version I will likely have a U shape going over the top of the whole shebang for better control. I have had the thing in and out many times, though there is usually a second set of hands, or I use my gantry crane. I got a little lazy and have to pay the price.
__________________
Walker
Chief slag chipper and floor sweeper, Ironwood Artistic
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-30-2017, 12:02 AM
Rufus Rufus is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maineville Ohio
Posts: 752
Send a message via AIM to Rufus Send a message via Yahoo to Rufus
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by milomilo View Post
What missile was the test set for?
If I am not mistaken, it was for either the Aim-7 or Aim-9 missile. However we didn't start using the Aim-7 (or it might have been the Aim-9, can't remember) until I got ready to head out for civilian life. We did use the TGM-65 (TGM: "Training Guided Missile") on a regular basis and on rare occasion we used "AGM-65" and that wasn't used often because the AGM-65 wasn't a training guided missile. It was the real deal. This took place at England Air Force Base, Alexandria Louisiana, but the base was closed during the 90's under President Clinton. We had the A-10 Warthawg at that time and they had the Tiger Sharks mouths painted on them because we were the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing home of the original "Flying Tigers" that had its beginnings in World War 2. I was with the 76th Combat Munitions Unit, Red Section. This link will show you a picture of one of our Air Craft that made it back to base with some damage after being hit by an "SA-16" missile during desert storm. However, let me say when Desert Storm was underway, I was in the Navy Reserve. I enlisted in the Navy Reserve at the time Desert Shield kicked off.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/76th_Fighter_Squadron

Thanks
Tim
__________________
Hey! What do ya'll say we go to Wallys house?!?!?!

Last edited by Rufus; 05-30-2017 at 12:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-30-2017, 07:18 AM
randydupree's Avatar
randydupree randydupree is offline
Why, Hell Yes!
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bainbridge Ga
Posts: 5,510
Default

I have never broken the back window out of a pickup,(yeah,right)
The Jeep bobtails had a Nissan 6 cyl diesel in them,i have bought and sold a few of them,the transfer case is gutted and only has low range,those things will only run maybe 15mph.
Most of them for sale by GL are missing the drivers door.
Its called a CJ10? or something?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-30-2017, 07:40 AM
digger doug's Avatar
digger doug digger doug is offline
Not to be used as a Flotation Device
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NW Pa
Posts: 9,367
Default

Adding air conditioning ?....I think you'd be better off with a heat pump for
year 'round comfort....
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-30-2017, 08:27 AM
Shade Tree Welder's Avatar
Shade Tree Welder Shade Tree Welder is offline
Grumpy Bastard
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kankakee County, IL
Posts: 17,807
Default

I feel your pain...
__________________
Shade

"Prepare to defend yourselves."
-- Sergeant Major Basil L. Plumley, Ia Drang Valley
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-30-2017, 08:49 AM
gimpyrobb's Avatar
gimpyrobb gimpyrobb is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cincy Oh
Posts: 1,652
Default

Yes Randy, cj10.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.