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post #3271 of 3908 Old 05-01-2014, 05:15 PM
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those sure look like stout "D" ring tabs...


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post #3272 of 3908 Old 05-01-2014, 06:16 PM
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Let me know if you want a helper for the summer. Clay is looking for work before he heads off to college.

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I wish I was closer and could come be an apprentice. Nice work Jim

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post #3274 of 3908 Old 05-01-2014, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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those sure look like stout "D" ring tabs...
Thanks Mike

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Let me know if you want a helper for the summer. Clay is looking for work before he heads off to college.
Do you really think he'd want to be stuck in the shop with a grumpy old guy like me?

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I wish I was closer and could come be an apprentice. Nice work Jim
Seems everyone I'd like to have around is too far away! Thanks

Got my fuel sending unit installed this evening. Also took a little better picture of the baffles.
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Clevis hook mounts??


I'm going to go out on a limb, here...I'd say that the stock is .75" x 1.5" CR flat bar cut to 3.375" long, with a .75" hole. Close??


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Clevis hook mounts??


I'm going to go out on a limb, here...I'd say that the stock is .75" x 1.5" CR flat bar cut to 3.375" long, with a .75" hole. Close??


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They are clevis mounts. They measure 1" x 2" x 4 1/2" with a 1" hole. I got stuck with this material last year after a mistake on an order from Ryerson Steel. I only needed a quote on the stuff but later when I placed an order this material was with it, 50 pcs. They wouldn't take it back so the other day I decided to make some tabs out of them to sell on ebay to folks that are making their own bumpers out of the 2 x 4 tubing. These are made long enough to go all the way through. Since I'm not a vendor here I can't sell through the forum but people find ways around that on their own.
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Hi Jim,

Is this your ebay page:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weld-on-clev...139853&vxp=mtr

Just wondering...

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post #3278 of 3908 Old 05-03-2014, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Jim,

Is this your ebay page:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weld-on-clev...139853&vxp=mtr

Just wondering...

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That's it! Thanks for looking it up. Already sold some of them. I really thought it would take a while for anything to happen so it surprised me when the email notice came in. Need to get some more of this stuff on there too!
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post #3279 of 3908 Old 05-17-2014, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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I made some more progress on the tank today. I bought some brass roll-over valves and made some weld in flanges for them to screw into.

Then I needed a way to hold my fuel pickup tube and stuff in place so I cut a 3" dia. hole in the center of the top and drilled 8 holes around that for 1/4-20 screws. Made a ring with the same bolt pattern that size and it got welded onto the bottom side of the plate. I plan to make an aluminum top for it that's threaded to take 2 fittings. One supply and one return.

After that stuff was taken care of I welded the top on. I took some more of Rich's advice on how to weld the seams. I couldn't get comfortable enough to do the welds in one hitch so they got welded in 3"-4" intervals. He calls this "back stitch welding", correct me if I named that wrong Rich. You start on one end and weld then stop. Move away from where you stopped, in my case 3"-4" then start again but overlap the last weld. It worked very well for me. Thanks Rich

I'm looking forward to sealing this up and putting air pressure to it to see if it has any leaks. Also I wonder instead of painting this to spray it with U-Pol Gravitex like I did the bottom of the tub.







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The tank is looking great Jim.

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That's the way the pros do it, Jim! Yep...back-step welding is the way to go! And with those cabinet corner fit-ups, you're getting pretty much 100% penetration.

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post #3282 of 3908 Old 05-22-2014, 10:05 PM
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Nice Jim!!!

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The tank is looking great Jim.
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That's the way the pros do it, Jim! Yep...back-step welding is the way to go! And with those cabinet corner fit-ups, you're getting pretty much 100% penetration.

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Thanks Guys! Hope everyone has a safe and nice weekend
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post #3284 of 3908 Old 05-29-2014, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Got things sealed up to test for leaks. After getting it all rigged up I gave it some air and ran it up to 15 psi. My gauge wasn't marked good enough to read under 10. I squirted soapy water on every seam. Found one leak. That's fixed.

I weighed this thing today. Anyone want to take a guess? It included the skid plate too. That gets welded on next. I'll check it again for leaks then it'll just about be done. I also think I'll weld a bolt on one of the front mounting tabs to use for grounding the tank to the frame.



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