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ebinmaine

Looking good Kevin.... That thing's quite a rig.

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I have a feeling it’ll be back for more fab.  I’ve got a bender that’ll do 180 degree bends for 1-3/4”, 1-1/2”, and 1”, and can bend 1-1/4” 90 degrees... and the cage is only ties into the tub.  It should extend to the frame for the kind of trails he runs.  His wife has a Jeep too that needs some more work.

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dells68

Man, if only I could lay a bead half that nice!  Excellent work Kevin!!

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pullstart

I guess you could say, I’m the jack of all, master of none kind of guy.  In my short professional career span before becoming self employed/stay at home homeschool dad, I’ve worked tool and die, water heater manufacturing, snow plow operator, r&d lab, warehousing, phone technician/troubleshooting support, recieving docks, shipping, water heater repair training, to name a few.  All have helped me learn skills I use quite often, but the welding, machining and r&d lab fab shop experience were of the most fun... other than driving snow plow of course!

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ebinmaine
6 hours ago, pullstart said:

driving snow plow

I'll stick to crane and forklift....

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pullstart

Since I don’t have enough to do, the buggy is in the shop for night shift work... when I’m done working on the bathroom and kids are sleeping.

 

I have some cracked tubing/welds to fix, gussets to brace those areas and new seats to weld mounts for.  Should be short work, if I don’t screw something up!

 

 

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19richie66

Wow, a personal lift. I can only dream.

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pullstart

I was lucky that it came with the house!  I have another one on the trailer, that will find home in my shop until the rightful owner has a place of his own to put it!  That one is a twin post, not a bad deal while it lasts...

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pullstart

I picked up another shop project...

 

This is the dump box portion of a Workhorse golf cart.  A few months back I built a roll cage for the cart.  He does extreme golf cart trail rides, and had twisted his frame about 2” prior to the cage.  Now, I’m building a rear facing seat frame that can drop in or be pulled to use the box as a utility around the yard.

 

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pullstart

Calling it a night.

 

 

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ebinmaine
5 hours ago, pullstart said:

rear facing seat frame that can drop in or be pulled to use the box as a utility

Pretty cool idea.

Also good for those that irritated you while you're in control of the dump lever.

Just dump them out....

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pullstart
2 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

Pretty cool idea.

Also good for those that irritated you while you're in control of the dump lever.

Just dump them out....

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Hmmmm, maybe I need to build a redundant latch for drivers like you!  :ROTF:

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ebinmaine
7 minutes ago, pullstart said:

 

Hmmmm, maybe I need to build a redundant latch for drivers like you!  :ROTF:

Just driving along and sneak your arm down in between the seats. La la la. I'm not doing anything. Hey honey where did you go??

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pullstart

Here are some pictures of the cage, before he replaced the body.  It’s tall, but it’s what he wanted.  I did a little bumper for it too.

 

 

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pullstart

Note... that shorts and boots guy photo bombed again!

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Just final welding to go.  I have tabs to mount the seat back, but I’ll get everything BUT that finished and when I deliver it, we will verify the seat back clears the rest of the cart then weld.  The pieces of angle iron hold it steady in place, and he will be able to put a couple bolts in to secure it.

 

 

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19richie66

Yeah the cage is too tall but looks well built my friend. Nice job on all the pipe work. 

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AMC RULES
6 hours ago, pullstart said:

Note... that shorts and boots guy photo bombed again!

:rolleyes: That guy sure gets around.  :dunno:

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pullstart
5 hours ago, 19richie66 said:

Yeah the cage is too tall but looks well built my friend. Nice job on all the pipe work. 

 

I have to make something look good, the bathroom hasn’t seen any progress since the first of August!  :roll:

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Here is the golf cart put back together.  It does look like fun :handgestures-thumbupright:

 

 

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ebinmaine

I like it!

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pullstart
2 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

I like it!

 

Has a hitch.  Has flare.  Has a Honey dumper.  Of course you would!

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ebinmaine
5 minutes ago, pullstart said:

Honey dumper

again I bring to your attention that I think that's an amazing idea but I'm not so sure it would be in my best interest to try to use it

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