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Old 01-24-2009, 01:46 PM   #211
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How thick is the plate that you used on that? Looks beefy.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:39 PM   #212
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1/4" for most of the pieces and 5/16 for another because it was what I had.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:15 PM   #213
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Made some more progress on the truck.

I pulled the drop bracket to beef it up so that It wouldnt crack like many super lift brackets do.

This is what I found........


I heated the bracket with the torch to release the stress in it, ground it out, welded where the crack was, and gussetted it.











The frame plating finished.









Cleaning it off before painting, I used brake cleaner.....

It was so cold that the brake cleaner couldnt evaporate.



Primed and painted.





And then I started on mounting the PS pump.













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Old 01-25-2009, 11:20 PM   #214
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trucks coming along good tim.. looks like we both have been SUPER busy this weekend!
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:20 PM   #215
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Yeah man, get some pics of your shit posted!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:15 AM   #216
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i like the off road cart
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I felt the same way when I took my plastic pump off.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:48 PM   #218
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i like the off road cart
Thanks. The dinky little 1.5" casters it came with wouldnt cut it moving around on the gravel/dirt/snow/ice that I work on.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:52 PM   #219
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Got some more work done today/tonight.

I found a pulley that would work on my pump.




However, I ran into a problem with the way that I mounted the pump. I have a half inch spacer that makes it a very strong mount setup. I figured this would be offset by the extra 1/2" of shaft length that I had.


Well the pulley center is offset by a half inch........


When I install the pulley, it interferes with the bolts and sits too close to the pump. This pic is with the pulley not installed, just held up to the end of the pump shaft.


So I decided to "adjust" the pulley.
















And some gusseting I added to my tranny/rad arm crossmember.





Then I decided to take apart the pump I got from the van just to see how easily the pump reservoir comes off.

The answer was "pretty easy".







And then I painted some shit.

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:06 PM   #220
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baby blue is a good color for a guy like you
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