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Offline 1hand

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2013, 09:14:57 PM »
I'm glad you guys find some interest in this, thanks for tagging along. :mmr:

I figured out the thread size of the upper C's, its 1 1/8-12. I might try slotting a bolt and thread it up from the bottom to try and clean up them top threads. If that doesn't work, I guess I will have to try and find a used tap on fleebay.

The first of the 3 new toys showed up today.




I got my old tig ready for the trade in tomorrow.


I'm keeping my old cart that was homemade. I'm going to convert it to hold 2 tanks, the new mig, and the new plasma and new tig thats coming tomorrow.


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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2013, 11:16:59 PM »
I might have one you could borrow? Double check the size and I'll check. I'll just mail it to you. When your done, send it back:o)

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2013, 11:28:07 PM »
Bugout apocalyptic thread chaser:

Cheap threaded rod:

http://www.zorotools.com/g/00093448/k-G3582275

Simple case hardening suggestion:

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Heat the part to cherry red with an oxy-acetelene torch and hold it there for a minute. Then turn off the oxygen and coat the part with acetelene soot. Turn the oxygen back on and reheat the part to cherry red and hold for a minute, then turn off the oxygen and coat the part again. Repeat the process three times and quench quickly after the last heating. A rapid quench is critical so use a large container of cold water and swish the part around to avoid local heating of the water.

How to make a quick tap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgAIgSvzitE

No guarantees, also there are better ways to do it: drill rod, turn threads on lathe, harden and temper, grind futes properly, etc. But drill rod alone for 1.25 dia is 40 bucks w/out shipping. The above might be worth a try.

EDIT: PowderKeg's post came in  first -- much better idea!  :mmr:
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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2013, 10:53:13 PM »
Thanks guys, I will see what I can come up with here.

Worked on remodeling the old weld cart tonight, to fit 3 machines and 2 tanks.











Thats it for today. Tomorrow I will make a extension cord with 3 outlet plug-in bank, on board air line, cord holders, and tig filler rod holders.

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2013, 05:40:34 PM »
I hate working with 10ga wire with only 1 hand



Now I have one cord to anywhere in the garage and use any of the 3 machines with just a flip of a switch.





All self contained now.


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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2013, 07:28:29 PM »
Cool!  :clap:
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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2013, 03:12:20 AM »
Nice/ neatly done!  :clap: :clap:

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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2013, 06:33:12 PM »
The Easter Bunny Showed up early!




About impossible to find anything made 100% in the USA, but this is the best I could do.


Now to wire the little feller up.

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2013, 11:48:32 PM »
Did you find a tap? I think I have one you could borrow.

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A Gismo ??? If it has a flywheel or spins and is made with small parts. I'll take one! If it makes noise, moves, or requires frequent oiling and dusting it's a better deal yet. It's especially right if its shiny and bright; but if it's dirty and dull it wont mater at all...

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2013, 06:41:52 AM »
Love that welding cart, it's a beauty!

Jim

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2013, 10:13:44 AM »
Did you find a tap? I think I have one you could borrow.

~Wes~

Not yet.  I checked the inserts with a nut and they are 1 1/8-12 for sure.

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2013, 10:15:35 AM »
Love that welding cart, it's a beauty!

Jim

Thanks Jim, I really like the way it turned out also. :zap:

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2013, 12:48:09 PM »
I agree. The cart turned out nice.

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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2013, 07:54:11 PM »
Need some details on the new TIG and plasma.  Those are 2 things I'm desperately in need of.  Looking forward to seeing the Jeep come together.  My father in law has a 99 with 160k but in great shape.  I'm plotting to talk him into an LS swap when the 6 finally kicks it.  I love driving it but it really needs another 200hp :)
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Re: Project "Bugout"
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2014, 04:19:04 PM »
Soooo how far has it come ........ I would love a jeep as a runabout
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