Dumper TLC

  1. mechman Member

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  2. dan.taylor.1

    dan.taylor.1 General Tinkererer

    I'd perhaps have fish plated that joint. But then I generally over engineer EVERYTHING!
     
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  3. Bill Edwards Member

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    I should think if the welds are decent it'll still be up to the job, and probably many times better than what it has replaced!
     
  4. mechman Member

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    TBH there wasn't much left to replace and it was still doing its job, the outriggers only secure the rear of the mudguards which have 9 bolts each holding them in place around the chassis
     
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  5. mechman Member

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    The mudguards are made of 1/8" plate so are quite substantial refurbed them as well.
     
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  6. mechman Member

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    Been away awhile from project back now, The skip has had some serious abuse at sometime in the past. The front nearside was bent down about 1-1/2"and bent out about 2"(that's old money).So cut down seams at back and side and used ratchet strap etc to pull it back into shape then reweld seams, see pics hopefully.
    Can't get pics up they have short cut arrow on them and its thwarting me(for want of a better word) Help required.:dontknow::(
     
  7. magnet

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    I would love one of those old dumpers. Can you pick them up for reasonable money?
     
  8. mechman Member

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    You certainly can as scrap price is on the bottom at the moment
     
  9. sardine

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    Mechman's got net curtains in his workshop, worrying .
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  10. mechman Member

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    The're flame proof
     
  11. mechman Member

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    Tried several ideas from forum members to get pics up (failed), I'me a long way from being good on computers. so I think I'll just learn Klingon instead.
     
  12. mechman Member

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    P1010031.JPG View attachment 71507 P1010025.JPG P1010031.JPG P1010026.JPG P1010028.JPG P1010027.JPG P1010029.JPG P1010030.JPG Here we go again managed to delete fotos and upload again thanks to future son inlaw (I'll have to keep him sweet). P1010025.JPG P1010031.JPG
     
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  13. mechman Member

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    H] View attachment 71506 Here we go again managed to delete fotos and upload again thanks to future son inlaw (I'll have to keep him sweet). View attachment 71500 View attachment 71501 [/QUOTE]The skip had been badly abused resulting to it being 1-1/2"to 2" out of line both vertically and horizontally on the front near side so as pics show had to cut seams and weld back up (this was meant to be at start of pics ho hum).[/QUOTE]
     
  14. mechman Member

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    P1010032.JPG P1010033.JPG P1010034.JPG P1010036.JPG P1010037.JPG P1010038.JPG P1010039.JPG Done some more tlc to skip, going to fettle welds as wasn't at best, more tlc still to come also a R.O.P.S. to fit. I've been photo bombed in one of the pics, (its not me honest) I've done it again this was supposed to at start of new thread
     
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  15. mechman Member

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    Only a couple of odds and sods to go (Ha ha watch this space)
     
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  16. jpmillermatic

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    this is coming along nicely....great job on the repair panels...

    JP
     
  17. mechman Member

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    Had to repair bottom sides of skip, hope that's it, now fitting electric start conversion (or trying to)that we acquired. May need some structural advice on mods to chassis, anyway here we go, bit of a prob on the pic side P1010053.JPG P1010053.JPG
     
  18. jpmillermatic

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    cool project....

    JP
     
  19. mechman Member

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    Some pics seem to have evaporated I will try to reinstall them on the next update.:dontknow:
     
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