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  • JTMcC
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    I attached pictures yesterday, but can't today. What happened to the "manage attachments" button?

    MAC702 - yes I've been to McCarron a lot.

    garybdavis _ the spools are home grown, no problems, no cover.

    Coalsmoke - Cooper Discoverer S/T. This is my 2nd set, me and a friend of mine put them on our rigs at the same time and got 50-65,000 miles out of them. They behave well on the road cruising at 85+ mph but are agressive enough to be usefull off road. I used to buy much more agressive tires but they never lasted as long as these and have some poor on road manners, especially wet pavement. They've stood up pretty well, we drive in everything from deep mud to drift sand to sharp rock so tires are an important topic.


    JTMcC.

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  • J hall
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    Originally posted by calweld
    The cutting and remodeling is the fun part
    I wish I had pictures of when I had the SAM-400 on there

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  • calweld
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    Only one question: Why are the gas tanks right on the back of the truck, where you will be likely working, and the fire extinguishers are hidden up front with the air compressor? I always felt fire extinguishers should be easily accessible and visible, and any that are hidden or behind a door that door is labeled with a sticker so anybody can find it if there's an emergency.

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  • MAC702
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    Originally posted by Coalsmoke
    Here's a few pictures of my truck
    So do you have red oxygen cylinders, or what?

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  • Coalsmoke
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    some pictures

    Here's a few pictures of my truck, there's more under the "A Diamond in the Rough" thread. I the third picture you can see a little bit of the compressor hiding under the front compartment. The lid lifts and Voila! Compressor ready for the task.
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  • Coalsmoke
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    JT, what tires are you running on that rig and how are they holding up? They look pretty stiff, which is what I need for my rig (especially with the heavy Cummins.)

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  • calweld
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    Originally posted by J hall
    My '91 Ford F450.. The bed is old and has been cut up and remodeled too many times.
    Currently it has a Lincoln Ranger-305, Champion compressor, and a 3200lb Autocrane.
    I knew I'd seen your truck posted before.
    The cutting and remodeling is the fun part -- don't you feel sorry for all those poor plumbers and concrete guys once they buy a truck they're committed for the next ten years?? We get to change our rigs anytime the fancy strikes us One thing that strikes me about yours is the efficient use of space -- you have a lot of cu. ft. of box space, but still a pretty open bed design.

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  • Eric Carroll
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    Heres my old truck.

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  • calweld
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    MtotheIKEo: Thanks, but I think between the links posted by f4n and the pics posted by precisionworks I've got a pretty good idea of what I want to do.

    Precision -- That's what I was looking for. You're a little more complete than I was planning on, I'm going to size it for a #4 acetylene with a 150 cu. ft. oxygen, with a box big enough for the hood, torch, and basic tools. Set up to get underneath it with a forklift. I'll tell everybody I'm downsizing

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  • MAC702
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    Originally posted by precisionworks
    Here are some pics of my pallet-mounted rig.
    Is that the Knaack Model 60? If so, that's the one I'm getting. Is that a 3/4-ton? I'm probably going to set up very similarly, though I probably won't use any pallet design. How is your Knaack mounted, bolted to frame?

    Curious. Any issues with having your TB's exhaust pointed toward the direction of vehicle travel? The manual says not to do it, but I'm not sure how big a deal it could be...

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  • garybdavis
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    Originally posted by JTMcC
    Happy Orange Truck #3.

    How bout them Steelers!

    JTMcC.
    JTMcC,
    Nice truck. Where did you get those cable reels? Do you keep them covered and do they give you any trouble?

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  • precisionworks
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    Here are some pics of my pallet-mounted rig. The Knaack box takes up the first two feet of the bed, the pallet takes the next four feet, and two feet at the end are empty. Takes only minutes to load or unload.

    Don't ask how much the Knaack box (full of MIG wire, tools, Suitcase, Spoolmatic, 9" & two 4.5" grinders, etc.) and the pallet weigh ... more than enough
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  • J hall
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    My '91 Ford F450.. The bed is old and has been cut up and remodeled too many times.
    Currently it has a Lincoln Ranger-305, Champion compressor, and a 3200lb Autocrane.
    Attached Files

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  • MAC702
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    Looks like you were in McCarran's airfield, JT?

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  • J hall
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    JT,
    I had not seen your truck completed. Very nice. Adm's is way nice too.
    I wanted a big truck like calweld's for years, but now I'm used to a small truck

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