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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dontoe, Mar 30, 2006.
What are you trying to do Don? Make the last piece straight? Bolt it to the concrete?
Needed to "strech" the building about six inches. My fault, I was up on the scaffolding when we put it up, and didn't notice it was off the mark by about 6 inches.
So, did it work? When are you going to be available to put mine up? That looks super sweet .
Oh yeah, moved the whole friggin thing the six inches I needed. Had to winch on all four corners though. Hellious noises coming from it as it stretched and finally gave!!! It's anchored down now!!! Two 1/2 inch anchors at each corner. Put a couple more, spread out tomorrow. The trough gets filled with concrete when I have all the bolts tightened down. Let's see, that's about 3,800 bolts to tighten, IIRC.
Everyone remain calm... This is an official highjacking... Get back to your seats, sit down, shut up and hang on...
Ok really, I would like to know if the winch mount that you have on the front of that truck is available anywhere. So if ANYONE knows where I can get this simple and clean style front winch mount for my 89 Sub I would really appreciate it.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread.
Don has a ready welder now . I bet he could meet up and do some crazy ninja welding without you even knowing.
Looks like it's a older Warn Multi-mount Portable Winch Mounting System using a Warn M8000, there is a reciever that is mounted in the bumper.....
It's just the standard Warn receiver style mount. I made a through the bumper receiver mount so it was up high enough to clear most stuff. The receiver fabrication process (easy) is in the garage forum, the winch is as I said a standard Warn multi-mount, I think they call 'em. Oh, you can hide the mount if ya put mount a tag in front of it!
Mine was "off" a bit too...
My quonset was "leaning" after I got all the arches bolted together!..I had to tweak it plumb with my truck too,but I had no winch other than a boat winch I used to lift the arches up with, using a 4x4 wood post 16' high I rigged to attach into my trailer hitch receiver,so I just chained my truck to it and drove slowly forward!..
That "hellacious" noise you described I remember very wel--like chalk on a blackboard ,on steriods!..l...should have heard mine when my Ford bucket loader slammed into the arches as I was pulling it out of the mud with my truck!..I thought sure the whole thing was going to collapse!..my neighbors called the cops, and reported an explosion !..
I guess your building is sitting in a "keyway" in the foundation,and is anchored mostly by the cement poured over the arches into the keyway???...I ordered mine with a steel "U" channel peice that bolts to the foundation with 82 half inch anchor bolts!..and I cemented the outside of the arches into the channel..if I was real ambitious,I could unbolt my building and take it with me if I moved,but I think building a new one would be easier..
ready welder? like a 110 buzzbox? We have those at work but they never get used because they don't penetrate unless you buy a high capacity cord. Even then your lucky to get 1/4" with a triple pass.
When are they gonna come out with a welder that runs on exhaust fumes?
This 'un (ReadyWelder) uses 1,2 or 3 batteries. I bought an Argon tank for it, but the flux core seems to work better. I haven't had a chance to practice with it much, but Gotlabs may find his rear axle welded to a heavy chain, welded to the nearest massive metal object.
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