2nd smoker......finally

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » January 21st, 2017, 4:32 pm

Nasty texas winter. Got some work on door #2 done. That last piece of flat bar kicked my butt. Door sprang. No biggie.

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by ajfoxy » January 21st, 2017, 4:52 pm

So long as you are making progress in a forward manner that is good.
Too many re-do's and its cause for concern #-o But it looks like you are coming along fine.


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by temurf » January 22nd, 2017, 12:08 am

Keep plugging along and before you know it you'll be posting Q-Veiw from this baby.


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » January 22nd, 2017, 4:41 pm

Fb door was 1/4" out of square. It had to get fixed. Got all my hinges on today. Starting to look sexy.
Next will be handles an stack.
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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » January 22nd, 2017, 4:44 pm

Pulled my old 12' trailer out of the weeds. Needs new fenders maybe an upgraded axel. Image

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Squiggle » January 22nd, 2017, 4:48 pm

:LG: nice work dude, coming along nicely. :kewl:


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Post by ajfoxy » January 22nd, 2017, 5:37 pm

:LG:

Coming along very nicely. :beer:

Are you going to mount it on the trailer?


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Post by Big T » January 22nd, 2017, 9:09 pm

It's really starting to come together now.


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » February 5th, 2017, 3:34 pm

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Brought the bucket truck home. Dry fit it to the trailer. What a pain in the butt. I have room to push it closer to the axle but I'm wondering how close to the tire I can put the fb. I'm only 8" from the ground. Everything is at a comfortable height to work with. Will 8" drag? It's only a 12' trailer.


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Post by JohnBFryJr » February 5th, 2017, 3:36 pm

JohnBFryJr wrote:Image
Brought the bucket truck home. Dry fit it to the trailer. What a pain in the butt. I have room to push it closer to the axle but I'm wondering how close to the tire I can put the fb. I'm only 8" from the ground. Everything is at a comfortable height to work with. Will 8" drag? It's only a 12' trailer.


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Rodcrafter » February 5th, 2017, 7:57 pm

If your axle was just a few inches from the FB it would not drag ever. As for the heat on your tires, if you put a back on the fender it should protect your tires. Worst case you can drop a heat deflector from your frame on the rear of the fender. The top part of the FB is the only hotter part.


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Post by Big T » February 5th, 2017, 9:08 pm

:yth:


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by John T » February 6th, 2017, 9:02 am

If you got a question about it dragging ,put a 4" plate at each back corner .My wood trailer is 12' single axle 8" high it has drug for 10 years every where and just now needs touch up .



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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » February 16th, 2017, 7:57 pm

I've got some 3/4" plate. I guess I could just put a sacrificial piece on it in the corners

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Rodcrafter » February 16th, 2017, 8:42 pm

The thing about dragging is the springs of the trailer are fully loaded when the impact occurs so that the impact is really much less than we first think.


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by temurf » February 16th, 2017, 9:01 pm

She's lookin good JohnB.


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » February 16th, 2017, 9:03 pm

I've had 2 years to dream up the pit. The trailer us a whole different story. Thanks.

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by p3ripperfw » February 16th, 2017, 9:04 pm

Another thing to check is whether your using a drag tip or a freehand tip you hold off the work piece. Also drill a hole just like you would do with a jig saw for a starting point. Another thing to remember is when you are going to stop pull the arc back into the piece that's getting cut out or scrapped. That will keep the piece you are using clean and strait. When you start your next cut start it when you pulled into the scrap piece and come back to your strait edge. Those things will help reduce blow out like you are seeing. :LG:



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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » April 18th, 2017, 10:12 am

All good advice thanks. I went to use my plasma the other day and I guess a bug built a nest in the air inlet. Shoot

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Rodcrafter » April 18th, 2017, 3:59 pm

Bummer.


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Squiggle » April 18th, 2017, 7:06 pm

Doh! :o


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » April 19th, 2017, 7:20 am

What's the cleanest way to mount the spring handles? I tacked a 1/2"x1" washer on it but it was to big and ugly. Maybe a smaller washer and just weld in the middle?

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Rodcrafter » April 19th, 2017, 7:30 am

What I do is bend a 90 on one end of a 1/2" round stock piece then put the short end in a vise with long piece pointing up, then I take a pair of vise grips put the spring on the vertical shaft pull down on it and clamp it in position with the vise grips, heat and bend the other short end to match the first. Release the vise grips, and either weld the spring to the round stock or not.

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » April 27th, 2017, 7:49 am

Rodcrafter. You had me at vise grips. LOL. I was playing with a sacrificial piece of round stock last night. I would head it up and clamp down on it to see if I could make it out of round enough to keep the handle on. Its sad to say I just dont have enough ass to make it happen. Plan B is to make it hot and mushroom the tip. I cant go wrong with a torch and a hammer.



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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Rodcrafter » April 28th, 2017, 9:04 pm

Too funny


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