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    Well I thought I would try and log this build as time and money permits. I bought these particular set of plans because I feel they were the best for the money. Plans are very straight forward, I think. Lets see...

    Ok lets get started.
    Cutting shafts, bushing housings, and crossdrilling.
    Tons of HVAC tools
    IM230
    Couple angle grinders
    TurnPro 7x12
    Rigid Chop saw
    O/A
    Drill press
    Miller Bobcat 225

  • #2
    Just to let ya'll know the reason for this build.
    1. Besides commercial construction, I have never built anything for me that consisted the use of real plans.

    2. My dad has seem to have gotten older, and doesn't seem to be as strong as he use to (think it's just me). He can use this to grub smaller mesquite in the fields and fence lines. Lift heavy stuff, heck maybe maybe use at as a backho and dig a ditch.

    3. Just doing something!
    Tons of HVAC tools
    IM230
    Couple angle grinders
    TurnPro 7x12
    Rigid Chop saw
    O/A
    Drill press
    Miller Bobcat 225

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    • #3
      Blaze,
      How about that you get to use your new used band saw.
      Can you show a picture of what you are building will look like when your done.
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      • #4
        Sure do! And do you remember alll those little questions I was asking about
        Uh try this http://ubuilditplans.com
        Tons of HVAC tools
        IM230
        Couple angle grinders
        TurnPro 7x12
        Rigid Chop saw
        O/A
        Drill press
        Miller Bobcat 225

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Blazey10 View Post
          Sure do! And do you remember alll those little questions I was asking about
          Yes I do. drilling holes accurately. Too bad you couldn't rent a mag drill.
          I guess you already looked at the towable back hoes already made, right?.
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          • #6
            I guess you already looked at the towable back hoes already made, right

            Now that would be cheating.
            Tons of HVAC tools
            IM230
            Couple angle grinders
            TurnPro 7x12
            Rigid Chop saw
            O/A
            Drill press
            Miller Bobcat 225

            Comment


            • #7
              As long as your holes are reasonably close on this, I think you should be ok. I would get a bar the same OD as the bushings you'll be using and run it all the way through the tube and the weld-in pieces when you weld. That way, you'll know they are in line. Or, you could always ream them after welding.

              Dave
              Still building my new old truck - see the progress!
              http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/65...-coe-idea.html
              http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtal...ad.php?t=27017

              Square Wave TIG 200 - Woot!
              MM180
              SP125+

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              • #8
                Holes are a piece of cake. Gonna make it happen. I've never used a reamer, but I got a 1" spiral hand reamer and let me tell you they exspensive and a pain to use in a driil. If I only had a lathe.
                Tons of HVAC tools
                IM230
                Couple angle grinders
                TurnPro 7x12
                Rigid Chop saw
                O/A
                Drill press
                Miller Bobcat 225

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                • #9
                  A lathe wouldn't help you once you get the thing welded together lining up the holes. Better to make sure they're inline before welding.

                  Dave
                  Still building my new old truck - see the progress!
                  http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/65...-coe-idea.html
                  http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtal...ad.php?t=27017

                  Square Wave TIG 200 - Woot!
                  MM180
                  SP125+

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                  • #10
                    Blaze.
                    When you drill those plates for your pivot joints and Cly mounts, stack them in pairs line them up and tack weld all four corners. Then when you drill the plates in you press or "mag drill" they will be perfect match to each other. Just stamp the plates left and right, in and outside, before starting.
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                    • #11
                      Yes sir, that's exactly how I did it. Worked out pretty good on the drill press. Right now I'm trying to trade for a mag drill, or may just buy it.
                      Tons of HVAC tools
                      IM230
                      Couple angle grinders
                      TurnPro 7x12
                      Rigid Chop saw
                      O/A
                      Drill press
                      Miller Bobcat 225

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                      • #12
                        Here is my setup on DP (boreing). Switch broke. Looking for foot switch today. Thought I had one laying around somewhere?
                        Tons of HVAC tools
                        IM230
                        Couple angle grinders
                        TurnPro 7x12
                        Rigid Chop saw
                        O/A
                        Drill press
                        Miller Bobcat 225

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                        • #13
                          Years ago I had a Bradco 3 point and sold it. I believe I'll order the plans myself and build another 3 point mount. I always seem to have a need for a backhoe.

                          Thanks for the link.
                          So little time...So many machine tools.........
                          www.flipmeisters.com

                          Miller, Hobart & Lincoln TIG/MIG/-
                          Hypertherm Plasma (Thanks Jim)
                          Plasma-Cam DHC (coming shortly)
                          Harris OA
                          Too many motorcycles.............-
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                          • #14
                            progress?

                            any progress, wheres the pic's

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by notme View Post
                              any progress, wheres the pic's
                              YEA, I second that.
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