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D2 going in the shop

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1 year 10 months ago #210648 by side-seat
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PLEASE! For safety's sake could you crib that assembly up with wood blocking. I would say you have about 7000# sitting on those little jack stands with no side stability. :nono:
One wrong move that thing could topple over on you.
Do you have any kind of hoist to keep some tension on that too since it's so top heavy.

I have a friend last month who luckily survived being crushed under his motor home when a jack stand collapsed.
He was trapped under the vehicle for about 4 hours before his son happened to find him.

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1 year 10 months ago #210653 by neil
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By the way, what tool did you use to cut the sections out of your track frames? I'm wondering if I should bother picking up a cheap plasma cutter or somesuch or just use the gas-axe

Cheers,
Neil

Pittsford, NY

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1 year 10 months ago #210654 by d2gary
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Did you go through the clutch Gary? Now'd be the time to do it if it needs done : )


Yes clutch was replaced along with the bronze collar about 5 years ago with minimal run time, especially since it's been in the shop almost 3 years

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1 year 10 months ago #210655 by d2gary
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PLEASE! For safety's sake could you crib that assembly up with wood blocking. I would say you have about 7000# sitting on those little jack stands with no side stability. :nono:
One wrong move that thing could topple over on you.
Do you have any kind of hoist to keep some tension on that too since it's so top heavy.

I have a friend last month who luckily survived being crushed under his motor home when a jack stand collapsed.
He was trapped under the vehicle for about 4 hours before his son happened to find him.


I get what you're saying but with everything removed I would guess closer to 4000lbs. When I start to hang finals and track frames I have cribbing for under the front and back. I dont get under it and its plenty stable for what little I'm doing to it right now. I do hook my hoist to it if I have some heavy duty work to do that could cause it to fall off the Jack stands

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1 year 10 months ago #210656 by d2gary
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By the way, what tool did you use to cut the sections out of your track frames? I'm wondering if I should bother picking up a cheap plasma cutter or somesuch or just use the gas-axe


4 inch grinder with a cutting wheel. They give a very clean cut and not really that expensive. I think I used 2 wheels per track frame to cut off all the old mounts and sections of frame, including the new pieces for the frames and the mounts

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1 year 10 months ago #210657 by kittylover123
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4 inch grinder with a cutting wheel. They give a very clean cut and not really that expensive. I think I used 2 wheels per track frame to cut off all the old mounts and sections of frame, including the new pieces for the frames and the mounts


yes! ! a grinder with cutting wheel makes a very nice clean cut...and inexpensive too. Takes a bit of time but worth it:whoo: have a good grip and use plenty of care

Caterpillar D6C 99j

Tax me, I'm Canadian:canada:

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1 year 10 months ago #210660 by Norm R2,22
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Neil,

You can buy a big stack of cutting wheels, for what you would pay for a plasma cutter. Even a cheeeeeep one. If you had many curved or intricate cuts it might be worth it but not for what you plan on doing.

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1 year 10 months ago #210665 by neil
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Thanks guys. Gary did you prefer the grinder to the gas axe?

Cheers,
Neil

Pittsford, NY

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1 year 10 months ago #210669 by mog5858
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nice work you sure have been getting after it. one the cutting disk there great just don't buy the cheap ones. I love my 3m ones but I used jet, Norton, Walter. you may only pay 1.00 per disk more but you cut more and be happier doing it. safety side note full-face shields are a must with zip disks safety glass doesn't cut it. stay safe in the shop and keep up the good work

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1 year 10 months ago #210672 by 43gpw
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Speaking of safety.....
My friend’s cousin had a grinding disc come apart and took some pieces in his abdominal area
Was only wearing a tee shirt, lucky he didn’t bleed out, ended up getting stitches
So Wear your leathers, worth it and a face shield, and gloves
Leathers are hot, but well worth it

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