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  1. Re: How many of you keep a "backup vehicle"?

    My back up became the parts donar... our daily drivers share powertrains so the dually has been disabled for over a year as I stole parts to repair the other two. I have the replacements to reinstall...
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    Re: What the heck are spin out wheels???

    Dad's massey 135 has them... slick design. They do wear to the point that the clamping wedge won't tighten completely, then they wear worse due to the movement as the tire rolls. Then new rims and...
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    Re: L2350 Temp Gauge

    Have you talked to Messicks? I deal with them when repairing the 2 kubotas at work. Very helpful staff and quick shipping. Tech guys know their stuff. If you can be on the phone with them while also...
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    Re: Code reader

    I have an OBD2 Bluetooth ELM327 adaptor and an unused andriod phone with both Torque and DashCommand. I have had better luck with dashcommand. Trouble getting torque to connect to the pcm reliably. I...
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    Police seem to be exempt from following the laws.... I often see them with their cell phone to their ear (illegal here, hands free devices only) as they pass by going well over the speed limit with...
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    Re: Portable 55 gallon diesel fuel storage

    Long term storeage of diesel brings up issues of algee growth... for that reason, a couple 5 gallon cans when I need them works for me.

    Just because you have 55 gallon capacity doesn't mean you...
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    Re: Ford f250 5.4

    Good reason to drop the transfer case into low range any time you are loaded or in a tight spot, as mentioned earlier. Even unloaded I'll drop it in low just for the added control and engine braking....
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    Re: Ford 3910 Front Bumper

    Nice work... hope it doesn't interfere with the loader... *grin*
  9. Re: GM, Dodge and Ford engine sizing in the past

    Truth or not, bashing or not... the thread was getting off track bringing the newer powertrain issues to the forefront. Lets focus on the classics as was intended.
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    Amen to that!

    I am as considerate and open minded a person as you could find... that doesn't mean anybody NEEDS to walk so close to the back of my truck so as to hit my hitch. And my pintel hitch...
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    Re: 7.3 role call

    I've heard it sounds like a couple dozen 1/2" bolts inside a rolling metal 3lb coffee can... luckily I've never heard it!
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    Re: 7.3 role call

    Loadstar: is the center broke out of that flywheel?
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    Re: 7.3 role call

    Our Excursion is up to 282k now, and my buddy is in the process of having a rust free georgia truck shipped to him... '03 ext cab long bed w/ 7.3... 380k miles... needs a trans but got a he!! of a...
  14. Re: GM, Dodge and Ford engine sizing in the past

    Id have to check but Dana 27 in the front and Dana 44 with 2 pc axles were common... the splines on the rears like to strip where the hub bolted to the end of the axle.

    Never heard of a Dana 33,...
  15. Re: GM, Dodge and Ford engine sizing in the past

    Wow... ten pages of old motor talk... its great! But not one mention of the Olds Rocket motors. I had a 350 Rocket in my '72 Olds Cutlass converible, auto trans with 2.72 (airplane) gears, so not...
  16. Re: Neighbour did not play it safe, found dead in corn harvestor

    So sorry to hear... please be safe out there, these mechines arnt toys and dont care what they chew up.

    Also drives home the point that any day can be your last. We lost my mother in law about a...
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    Re: Messick's Christmas Video #1

    Great service AND great Christmas display! As someone who does some extreme holiday decorating, I can put into context how much effort went into making that display. Simply awesome!

    I assume you...
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    Re: Do you hate your tractor

    LOL that was my first thought when I read the title!
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    Re: how to make 3 point pto logging winch

    I have been pondering a home made winch that would include a 4 speed truck transmission, which would allow for reverse. That coupled to a rear axle to make the drum, and PTO driven, could work......
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    Aside from the fact there is no documented law that requires you to remove your hitch... it boils down to situational awareness and personal responsibility. I use my senses to be aware of my...
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    Re: I need help deciding on new trailer

    10k 20' (16'+4') deckover. Really like it... F250 pulls it just fine, tractor/loader/brush hog fit nicely. Pic is just after new decking this past summer.
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    Re: 3 point hitch 5th wheel mover

    I think the dry weight of my tractor IS 2000 lbs!

    Gooseneck movers are common... never heard of a 5er mover. Anybody got pics?
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    Re: Building Trailer Bows

    Thanks... I plan to build one for my F250 also, we live in deer country... and she hates shopping. But I want to bend 2" box for brush riser bars for my tractor.

    Thanks for shareing.
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    Re: Removing Grease!

    Getting all the nooks and crannies that are so common on tractors can be enough to drive ya nuts.

    Solvent of choice, both in a spray bottle and a jar/pan/open top container.

    Rags... lots of...
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    Re: Buy a decent tire gauge

    Locking chuck is nice on the inside rear duals on our ton trucks...
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    Re: Shuttle versus HST

    I have used both and own gear drive, but not shuttle (wish it was) shift. All my trucks except one are auto, and the stick shift one is my favorite. I like kickin a clutch. But the HST tractor at...
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    Re: Building Trailer Bows

    Working on the assumtion that double size would need rod size doubled too... and you thought 5/16" rod might work on your 1" die... the 5/8" rod I have laying around will be what I try.

    How did...
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    Re: Building Trailer Bows

    I like how you made your own dies. I have a bender like that, might have to steal your design/idea! I will likely try 2" x 1/8" wall... I'll let you know how it works out.
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    FTG-05: At the risk of helping this thread go far south real fast... isn't your comment a little harsh?

    I leave my hitch in my receiver and my gun in my pocket nearly all the time. There are...
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    Re: Time to trade in the Cummins?

    Sounds like you pretty much know what you want to do... and if trading in on something else makes mama happy to boot, it's a no-brainer. Post pics of the new ride when it happens... be sure to...
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    Re: Cinder block culvert

    The deciding factor may be that the blocks were already on hand and/or free vs having to buy the proper culvert pipe...

    Over time they will plug up... culvert pipe would be better, but if you are...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I finally got the tractor out of the barn for the first time in weeks. Skidded a few locust logs up to the gate by the road to be cut into firewood and fence post, and moved the mf 32 mower I need to...
  33. Re: Assistance with Fort Tractor Identification, Please!

    Ummmm.... the OP said they couldn't get pics to download... hence the detailed number plate data.

    But I agree.... pictures help a lot.

    OP: Have you tryed using a photo hosting site like...
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    Re: Ford 250/350 Diesel starter problems

    I've had reasonable luck with lifetime starters from Advance Auto Parts. I keep a spare on the shelf in the barn, after about 2 years they start getting slow, I swap it out when I'm doing the next...
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    Re: YUPie pick up

    Not really the same, except in concept... we use our 12' box trailer behind the wife's excursion frequently. Weather tight space to haul whatever, and room for the kids in the Excursion....

    The...
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    Re: Engine Transplant / Repower Projects

    I have dreams of stuffing a turbo charged chevy/detroit 6.2L (have spares) in to an '88 ext cab 4x4 S-10 I have in storage... with an OD auto trans behind it, 20+ mpg should be possible, with no...
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    My 20' deckover is what I tow most...it takes a pintle hitch that weighs about 40 lbs. It doesn't come out unless it has to... no reason to walk close enough to my truck to hit it with your shin.
  38. Re: How do you fuel your tractor (logistics, not finding the cap to the tank)?

    I have been using a couple 5 gallon cans... which work fine for as little as I've used my tractor this past summer. But I recently aquired a nice clean 55 gallon drum... I may simply mount it on a...
  39. Re: New Tractor Today - Now to Figure it all out

    I was thinking it was a prime example of how new tractor owners are more likely to roll their tractor when the ROPS is down...

    Nice mechine!
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    It was a pin oak, low end of the red oak value scale, about 560 board feet is what they paid for... I got $288. Was hoping for at least $300. But the top few feet had some big knots. I'll take what I...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Whatcha got there, Terry? New JD not cutting it for you, upsizing a bit? Good deal on some older iron? Hauling for a friend? Not right to post pics with no explanation... *grin*
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    Re: Unknown KUBOTA KNOB?????

    We have an '86 L2850, and I dont think that knob has been moved since 1987. I tried adjusting it a few weeks ago... froze up like a snowman at the north pole. I'll be dealing with that when in comes...
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    Re: New grouser bar on 450C

    Bet that took more than a pound or two of rod... how much of what did you use?
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    Re: Chevy rear end brush cutter

    The one behind the atv is super simple... but gosh darn it, take that pic down before the safety police or your insurance agent see it!
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Got it loaded tonight... rolled up the ramps then spun around lenthwise. Oldest boy doesn't know I cought him in this pic... hates his pic bein taken!
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I wish... this one is going to the log yard to be sold. Need cash more than boards right now.
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Been working on cutting down a 70' tall pin oak tree at one of my rentals. Dropped all the branches using my bucket truck, cutting anything big enough for firewood into chunks as it came down. Did...
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    Re: Auxiliary Fuel Tank

    Tractor supply is the walmart of the ag world... great ammount of common items of which not a lot of them are very great.

    But they are open later and on Sundays, than the local hardware store....
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    Re: Starting a tractor by spinning the PTO

    Loader down and b/hog down really puts a damper on the Accord being able to pull start it...
  50. Re: Good generic chain saw press or scabbard?

    Good work... looks like it will suit your situation. Obviously you can't open the back glass with the saw in place but if its removed, does the holder obstruct the glass opening? The cab tractor we...
  51. Re: Need picture of position control L2850

    Glad you got it figured out. We have an '86 L2850 at work with complete shop manuals, to which I have done a fair bit of work to... let me know if you need anything in the future.

    I will be doing...
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    Re: Starting a tractor by spinning the PTO

    'Round here, rednecks dont start new tractors with Honda Accords. They would be using the '78 chevy with a wooden flatbed, and the tractor is a '70's (more or less, cause nobody remembers exactly...
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    Re: Quick Connect for FEL Bucket

    I remember a thread a while back, someone wanted to build electrically acctuated latches... don't remember the outcome.
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    Re: Another Trailer Build?

    Off topic... nice lift, like the jib crane incorporated into it.
    ... what's the old truck in the backround?
  55. Tractor Sizing Re: modern replacement for 60 year old D4 & D2 Cat

    I thought it was a straw hat he was wearin untill I looked closer!

    Can't judge a book by its cover... or a kid by their hair. If he's helpin out on the farm he's got one up on most youngins these...
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    Re: New decking on my trailer

    I will likely use waste motor oil and diesel mixed as mentioned in another thread... probly not till spring though.
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    I grew up on a MF 135... no cab. We have both an open station L2850 and cabbed L4310 at work. Being larger and hydrostat, the L4310 gets a lot of use, loader work is much nicer with the hst. Plowing...
  58. Forks Re: Has anyone ever flipped their forks?

    The fork frame I made at work allows fork to slide off and flip over if needed. Never thought of it, but its a good idea when you need it! I'm gonna mention it to my boss this morning.
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    Backhoe Re: mounting backhoe to massey 165

    As my buddy Jason says... 'we got welders torches and grinders, it ALL fits if you want it to!'

    And my father in law and his sidekick from up the road... 'beat to fit and paint to match!'

    My...
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    Re: Think the box outside

    Nice work... the finishing touches on your amazing cab build.

    I will offer this as food for thought...

    Over time the twisting force of the wiper will cause the stand off bolts to fatuge and...
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    Re: Help! Sucked up 100' hose in tiller

    I've used a sawzall before. I borrow my boss' tiller for the tractor and it always clogged when I get it. Since its normally delivered in the back of my truck and I have to lift it out with the...
  62. Re: Tractor no. 15 !! It will be Cat yellow and have TRACKS !

    Nice work so far... but where's the tracks we all want to see so baddly?
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    Re: New decking on my trailer

    Stick welder at work... lincoln buzz box with ac/dc settings. Ran 6010 on the inside of the channel where I couldn't get in there to get a nice groove with the grinder, and just wove back and forth...
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    Gary,

    Glad to hear things are going well for you.

    The other bantering in the thread is nearly repulsive, but you've handled it like a gentleman. I keep telling myself that everyone means well...
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    Re: My new little Case 350B dozer

    Great deal... wish I could find a deal like that, talk the wife into letting me buy it, and have the extra cash on hand, all at the same time! It should serve you well.
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    Re: Mufflers and tractor exhaust help

    [QUOTE=massey184ferguson;3924612]There's no turbo so I cannot have a straight pipe and I can't run it with nothing on it for back pressure reasons. /QUOTE]

    First off... I am not knowledgeable...
  67. Re: Is this an acceptable method of attaching a trailer tongue?

    Steel + aluminium = galvanic reaction. Stainless steel will not cause this from my experiance but most stainless hardware is no stronger than grade 2 to less than grade 5.
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Took the tractor down the road to bring back an old Massy Ferguson 32 sickle mower. Guy down the road told me a few months ago to come get it... he no longer used it, his brother didn't want it......
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    Re: I Still Hate My Tractor II

    Fred:

    I have spent any TBN free time I've hadvin the past few days reading your threads on your turbo install... thru all the BS from the doubters, on to this point. Way to stick with it!

    I...
  70. Re: Good generic chain saw press or scabbard?

    A simple bar scabbord works but you run the risk of bending the bar from the weight of the saw body/motor bouncing around during transit... unless it is supported, which is the reason for the side...
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    Re: 1965 McCulloch-Kubota picture

    Holy Chit.... nice place... really jelous! I like the Jeep scrambler... I used to have jeeps, about a dozen over all, one of which was a scrambler like yours. Was driving it when I met my wife,...
  72. Re: Good generic chain saw press or scabbard?

    Here's mine. Super easy to get out, very secure. Took about an hour to make. A better version is in the works, the location behind the seat hinders visibility backing up to hook up impliments.


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    Loader Re: Lifting Logs

    Smaller 4x4 over larger 2wd any day in my book. If moving a large load with 2wd you will need massive rear ballast to keep the rear tires in traction. Factor in soft muddy ground and the skinny...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I work for a honey bee farm and folk toy shop. We mill our own lumber and also heat with about 18 full cords per year. Boss, his son, and co-worker do most of the firewood, but I run the mill.
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    I like popcorn... but like I tell my kids... play nice... *grin*

    Hope the changes to your tractor make you more comfortable on your hills... waiting for your feedback!
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    Re: new carport

    Nice... have thought about getting one for the wife to park in... but on out tip-top-of-the-hill location where it's always windy, and gusts to 60+ mph are common, I dont know if it would stay where...
  77. Re: best way to treat wood truck and trailer floors?

    Not to hijack... but on the subject...

    I used PT 2x material on my trailer recently. It had been stored inside for 2 years +, but now outside in the weather after install.

    What, if any,...
  78. Re: I Learned a Valuable lesson last night!!

    Having grown up on an ol' MF 135 then getting some seat time on an L2850 4x4, brush hogging was never the same on the 135. Now that I have my 3005, and live on 117 ac of nothing but hillside, 4x4 is...
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery...
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    Re: Bucket Hook Placement

    Dang.... 5 hooks. Now I'm gonna have to go with 7 just to stay ahead of the TripleR. Will reduce the cargo capacity of my lil 3005 by half due to all thoes heavy steel hooks but gosh darn it I'm...
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    Re: 540 RPM rotary cutter run 1000 RPM

    My boss does this with his Befco tiller behind his L2850... in lose soil where it tills easy, he'll throttle back the tractor and run in the 1000 pto setting. Saves the tractor from running wide...
  82. Re: A truck for those that don't know if they are coming or going

    My kids would love it... everyone gets to sit in the 'front'!
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    Re: F250 rust repairs

    Thanks guys...
  84. Re: What has happened to tractors? Help us choose another workhorse for our tree farm

    Some of the equation of new vs used is swayed by weather or not it's a cash deal or you will finance the cost of the additional mechine. If cash, I would find a good used 3930, operation and...
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    Re: How do you store you logging/tow chain?

    Koua, that only works for stuff you DON'T want to find... like old fencing that winds up nice and tight on the spindle inside the stumpjumper pan... a nice chain you want back hides down low and...
  86. Re: Truck bed to flatbed, would you convert?

    200k on a 7.3 diesel is just gettin broke in... my wifes Excursion has 280k, as does my boss' F250. In my opinion, well worth fixin' up!
  87. Re: what are the effects of a plugged egr on a 6.0psd?

    I run 7.3's... but 6.0's issues are egr/oil cooler related and seem to lead to head gasket failure. Hope you cought it in time, if your state's emission checks allow (ours do) I would recomend an egr...
  88. Rotary Cutter Re: I added a dual wheel to my Rhino 172 (6 ft cutter)

    Nice work... I have thought of doing the same to mine... only 5' but often gouge dirt with the side skirts backing up...
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    Holy wheel bearing stress batman... that's taking things a bit overboard for regular use. I can only assume they are spaced out so far for crop clearance reasons.
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    Vtsnowedin: I keep mixin merical grow with the diesel I put in my lil 3005 hoping it will grow up to be like yours! Lots of hills here too...
  91. Re: Changing a gas motor to electric on a mortar mixer

    I understand the 'make do with what ya got' way of life... the name of the company I work for is ThistleDew Farm... for 'This Will Do'. As the maintenance man, I get asked to cobble together a lot of...
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    Price Check Re: Massey 1045

    I would surf on over to tractorhouse.com... I look thru there often daydreaming. Good way to learn the various models, their options, and pricing.
  93. Re: Teuck bed to flatbed, would you convert?

    Truck at work I just got done putting cab corners and rocker panels in... boss loves his flatbeds... also has a 13' dually with flip down side boards. Both have 7.3's and 280k and 220k respectivly.
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    Re: Show What Tool You Made*

    Maple... good WV hardwood.... should be ok for the use it sees. No your run-of-the-mill pine, that would split!
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    Re: F250 rust repairs

    Lol... Terry, that's what I do a lot of the time. Within reason of course.
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    Re: F250 rust repairs

    Chim: that's a good idea... hot tar (no feathers please) piped in to places. I'll have to see if it might work in some of the areas. Some it won't... others maybe.

    When I was a kid my dad had an...
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    Re: F250 rust repairs

    Terry: sure I have the ability... just not the orders to do so. I wanted to straight pipe it too but that idea didnt make the to-do list eather.
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    Re: F250 rust repairs

    Got the bed on today. Had to modify the front bed mounts but no pictures of a rather un-notable modification.

    There are some flatbeds that look sharp. This is not one of them...


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    Re: Show What Tool You Made*

    Not a tool... but for a tool... tired of busted losing their tread wheels on the stick welder at work. Few minutes in the wood shop with a scroll saw and lathe, and we have a new tire company......
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    I made a set of spacers for my 3005, and installed them over the winter. Last summer, mowing my hillsides was a bit un-nerving. Not so much with an extra 9" of total width this summer. I also have...
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