Enough difficult to me

  1. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    Hi everyone nothing serious as the title might make you think .
    It's not the first time I'm having difficulty to organise a toolbox for a particular job.
    You know , you will always end up to forget something and bring something you will not need .
    So here we are
    Next week (probably on Saturday ) I'll have to weld repair a truck bed .
    Nothing too complicated by itself , just weld a crack onto a column receiver (7018 vertical up on 5mm tick steel ), and make new brackets for the right fender .
    Cut off 600mm good of linear welds which hold the sides lock columns .
    Modify the new ones and bolt them down .
    Shorten the alluminium sides and rivet them again .
    I'm not entirely sure to have everything I need in my toolbox .
    -Engine driven welder (instead of inverter to avoid 200+ meters of extension cord)
    -Portable breakers and sockets panel with 8 meters long cable (please tell me how it's named this thing I'll leave pictures )
    -welding rods E6010 E6013 E7018 in quantity
    -welding rods
    -electrode holder and groun clamp leads (8+8 meters )
    -center punch,chiesels and drifts
    -1kg hammer
    -2 grinders (metabo W12-125Quick + Hitachi G12SE2)
    -1 grinding wheel
    -6 cutting wheels
    -1 conical wire wheel
    -1 wire brush
    -a wedge tool to straighten metal sheets
    -welding gloves
    -welding helmet
    -rivet gun
    -permanent marker
    -metal scribe
    -magnetic level
    -speed square
    -vernier caliper
    -cordless drill (which I have to remember to put on charge)
    -drill bits
    -angle grinder spanner
    -1 CEE socket adapter

    I'm pretty confident to have forgotten something .
    And my toolbox weight almost 30kgs right now
    I'm bringing with me something like 150kg of tools for maybe 1 meter of total weld length
    How do you prepare your improvised welding rig?
    I mean if you have to move tools from your workshop for a repair what you bring with you.
    Just remembered to put my tape measure in the toolbox .
    I don't repair stuff around anymore , and it's probably the first real job for me with my engine driven in almost 3 years I've bought it (and yes I've already filled the fuel tank:D)
    Ps the thing in the picture , how it's called?
     
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  2. James1979 Member

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    Distribution Box? Probably a few names for it but that's what I'd call it. Thats a good amount of tools! Did you pass your driving test yet? I haven't caught up on that bit of news..
     
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  3. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    I hate when my vans in the garage and I have to load up the car for work. There's always something that's forgotten
     
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  4. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    Thanks and yes I've passed it on August 24th
    Still need to find a car .
    There's nothing suitable for my needs ,I can find only too much expensive ones or too many HP ones
     
  5. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    I just hate to move my tools from home because if I need something I have just to go upstairs and seek
    But when I'm in field if I forget something ,90% of the times means to come back home and go there again
    I usually do my repairs in my neighbor's house because he has a lot of space and being him an old retired Diver ,he loves to watch other people work on metal
    I've also "arc air" in my alley
     
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  6. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    My workshops on wheels. Carry stuff that's rarely used but gets you out of a hole on that odd occasion.
     
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  7. James1979 Member

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    Glad you passed. What about a truck or are they more money than a car there? I have a truck with tons of tools on it but you can guarantee whatever I need is always back at the workshop. Theres a limit what you can carry and what's silly though! I am constantly changing what I have in mine. Hoping to build bigger toolboxes on the truck soon to sort the problem out
     
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  8. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    I've considered that but I can't ,I need a car because of parking ,girls:D, traffic and also because pickups are too powerful and expensive.
    I can drive a daily 35-10 because it respects power weight ratio .
    3.5 ton total weight , less than 70 HP/ton , and less than 90HP
    But it won't work for me ,too small roads around home ,no parking , and it's surely not ideal for girls:D
     
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  9. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    I used to rattle around on the back roads of Jersey (British island) in an xlwb surprising where you can get them once your used to them.
    Confidence thing I suppose
    In an iveco ATM. Parking in supermarkets ect is a pain in the **** though as all the bays are tiny
     
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  10. jsf55

    jsf55 Forum Supporter

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    Large adjustable spanner and stilson, you never know !
     
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  11. James1979 Member

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    If you cant fix it with a hammer and a gas torch, you've got an electrical fault....

    Van + Mattress = Job Done :D
     
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  12. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    It's a flat bed
     
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  13. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Well you don't want a lumpy one :D
     
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  14. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    When I was young, everyone had or wanted a Minivan & a mattress, I didn’t have one so got a wife instead!
     
  15. More Amps Member

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    Its not a flat bed...its a convertible camper :whistle:
     
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  16. cianh91

    cianh91 Member

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    Not sure if I missed it but the obvious is a hammer after that for a job like that I’d have
    Vice grips
    G clamps
    Extras of grinder discs
    And a sledge

    my van is kitted out all the time as I do mobile welding and maintenance
     
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  17. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Couple of old ratchet straps to pull things together until you've tacked them?
     
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  18. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    Sledge I don't need to bring mine there because there is one always on the truck
    Vice grips ,I will put them tomorrow
    G clamps I don't have any but I have F clamps
    That's a good idea .
    I need some also because my mag drill
     
  19. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    That's what I would seek for ...
    Not a wife because wedding is the first cause of divorce but a person intended to stay with me despite all my defects
     
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  20. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Sorry @Memmeddu , difficult enough for me.......

    Yeah, I live and work in a second language too.

    Your English is pretty damn good.

    It's constructive criticism.

    Regards, Mat

    Distribution board / box.
     
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