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    Still less in that crane than most. Especially when cranes sell new anywhere between 10-30K for a service truck style crane.
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    Got a lot of work done in the last few days!

    I wet blasted the entire truck down to the CARC, and shot on 4 gallons of majic olive drab, got one last coat to go if the weather allows.
    Its looking pretty good other than some media from the wet blast must have been in my trees and blew on it from the storm on satuday.

    And once the paint drys the deuce gets to ear its keep I have to move 2 big piles of locust tree that came down on saturday to haul out, my chipper can only go to 1.5"-2" branches.
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    What is wet blasting ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMG View Post
    What is wet blasting ?
    Some day you will meet a nice lady and you will find out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Some day you will meet a nice lady and you will find out...
    Lol. Gabe must be one sick dude, doing it to a truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMG View Post
    What is wet blasting ?
    Its a sand blasting with water pressure instead of air pressure. You don't have dust concerns as its a wet process. I have a attachment you can use with very big pressure washers 4000+ 4gpm+,
    I have the new harbor freight 4400psi unit and its just enough pressure washer any smaller and it doesn't work it uses a siphon tube and a 0* nozzle to cause a suction that pulls media into the water at the nozzle.

    Its cheaper to get a big pressure washer(upside you now have a big pressure washer) than a very big air compressor (unless you get a tow behind cheap at auction).
    It doesn't do as good of a job as the usual pressure pot blaster but, it does good in blowing of paint and rust, if you go slower it will go to bar sanded metal.
    Only down side it will flash rust if you dont blow it off but that is what leaf blowers are for.

    I took about 7 bags of media to blast the deuce. But I did one wet when I forgot where I put the bucket when I was blasting, water lol.

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    Well I got some paint on there, and it looks alot better in OD than chipped red and white! I still have to get the backup camera in, the second alternator for 12v for the crane and accessories.
    I started taking apart the troop rails I dont know if want to sand down the wood and hit it with oil or varish, or paint the wood? The metal post and alot of the trucks hinges, etc I'm going with gloss black, front bumper too. (every store has a can of rustoleom gloss black) so its a easy repaint of scratches etc.

    Now I've got the crane mounted on the stand in the corner, and I need to weld up a subframe to tie into the truck frame, along with some jack legs made from 7000lb trailer jack legs.
    But I also want to mount my welder (Lincoln Weldnpower 225) on the same side of the bed, just under the crane arm I need the open area on the other side for my little skid steer and spare tire/ equipment.
    I've also got a line on some cheap 395/80r20 tires in goodyear MVT and Mrap wheels I'll have to machine adapters since no one has them cheap at the moment.
    So I'll be singling the truck out and going to a the long bed bobber earlier than I expected.

    Now the welder weights ~520 lbs, and the crane weighs in at ~590lbs so total weight would be ~1200ish~ lbs
    Do you guys thing that is to much for one side of the bed?














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    Weight will be fine with proper outriggers on a truck that size and if it stays tandem. You won't notice.
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    I welded up a subframe today, and got the welder up on the bed. Now I'm thinking how long to make the outriggers 2 feet? 4 feet?
    I dont have any tube that will telescope, so the outrigger will be a fixed length also they we come off with hitch pins and stow in the bed along side the crane.

    As for the welder I'm debating on if I want to make a rolling cart that mounts under it, with wheel barrow size wheels, handles, etc.
    That will drop into some mounts on the bed that way I can just pull the mount pins and lift the welder off with the crane if I cant get the truck close enough for the weld leads
    Which wont happen much with how long these leads are. I'm half way tempted to cut the leads in hafl and maybe had a dinse twist connect so I down have to haul all that lead around. Plus it would alone me to pull the welder off when I need more bed space, but the welder is rather small its only a 225amp.

    I had alot more plans to start fabbing up the mounts for the second alternator, but did nothing much else amazon did deliver my vac/boost gauge.
    I'll try to get that in tomorrow, along with something else before the next bunch of thunder storms come in.

    Stupid rain.
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    I think user TMAmerica on SteelSoliders was who I got my second alternator brackets from. Saved me a lot of work. Check it out. Not sure what alternator you're using though. I had a Standard Chevy laying around that was the right one for his brackets.

    The troop seat boards are traditionally painted the same as the rest of the truck, but do as you wish. You're already deviating from the norm!

    Sounds like you should keep the outriggers tighter to the truck rather than wider out. If they are made from a square tubing that is light enough that you can remove and stow them on the truck, then they probably won't stop a roll over situation from happening and you should keep them at the body edge or under it for transferring weight directly to the ground. Don't put yourself in any off camber loading situations.

    For my home garage, I have two 25' welding leads I primarily use, then I have two 100' lead extensions. All are set up with quick twist connections. That way I'm not battling long lead piles all the time and I can reach anything in the garage or just outside in. If I need to go further down the driveway I hook up the extensions. That's how I would set up a mobile welder as well.
    Fun > rules.

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    I found a plan for a second alternator bracket on steel soldiers and did the layout and cut it out of 1/4 some this morning I'll weld it all together tomorrow.
    I have a single wire 10si 63 amp I had for my skid steer.

    As for the out rigger tube I'm using some 2.5x2.5x.25 square with a triangulated piece of 2x3x.188 to from a right angle triangle 48"x16"

    Already order the twist connect for the leads, only cost $7 a set for male/female the leads are only 50' but they are from a much bigger welder so they have to be 0/3.
    I'll just split them in half.
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    I well I need to make some more brackets I cut the ones for the outriggers too small....
    But I ended up taking measurements for the long bed bobber 4x4 what ever its called I cant use the extra pair of front springs I go with the rear most axle in the stock location
    so I started thinking, If I move the rear axle forward 12-16" I can put in a cross member with a carrier bearing and reuse the stock drive shaft I take the flanges off the mid axle
    And use some splined shaft turn on some threads for the flange nuts and then I can use the front springs, and not interfere with the crane mounts, and I have room for more air tanks for the harpoon gun, and still look like the deuce I posted in the first post!
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    Well I just ordered five M35a3 wheels with 14.5r20's for $250 a pop, with shipped its going to be $295 per tire wheel, More than I wanted to spend but there are no mrap adapters to screw around with.
    I'll be going from a 39-40" tire to a 43" so a small speed 55mph to 60mph change which should get my speed back in place since I'm reading 55 at 50.
    I still want some 395/85r20 MVT's or XZL's since the 14.50r20 that are on there are 50% tread.
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    Tires come tomorrow!
    So now its time to figure out the new rear driveshaft I'm thinking if I grab another deuce rear driveshaft I can get it cut down and rebalance then use a carrier bearing.
    Of I can get a new drive shaft made a point spring, but I doubt they will use the 1500/5-115x bolt on ujoints the come on M35s.
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    When I did my bobbed truck I had Greensburg Driveline extend the center tube of the shaft with a new piece and re-use the ends.
    Fun > rules.

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    Tires came this morning, they said the tires are 50% tread and probably not good for the street, which translates to very good looking tread but very dry rotted and one completely bald. But I'm only going to use them to roll it around while I'm working on it they will be fine.
    I've got some goodyear MVT's coming in.

    I'm keeping the rear axle in about the same spot I do have to move it a few inches forward for the spring hangers. So I'll have to have a carrier bearing, the drive shaft would be too long for a single shaft.
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    Tires!

    If you want to know how many MRAP tires fit in a volkswagon its 5


    New higher volume air compressor, I'm installing that today.


    I've got a windsheild wiper from a MRAP that I'll be adapting to the deuce, I have some cheap universal wiper motors but they don't park in the same spot when I turn them on.
    I need to take apart the old air wiper actuators and steal out the shaft and arm. Then use some heim joints and rods to link it all together.


    Putting the welder on there bed. The crane became useful instantly!







    Moving heavy objects when you dont have enough work studies to push it. VW rabbit pickups are not suitable attachment points for winching when moving 10,000lb lathes.


    8 hours and 80ft later
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    Well I've done some this and that I found my truck is 15710 unloaded instead of 13000 which a normal M35a2 without winch weighs in at. With the crane and welder 700 and 590 which should only be 1300lbs more, so either something is up with the scale at the yard or these powerking tires are heavier than I thought? The drop side bed can't be that much heavier than a normal M35 bed right?

    I still haven't got the 395's mounted to the M35a3 wheels I'm getting there one tire at a time had to buy a IR 3/4 impact wrench for the wheel bolts there on there tight! And I got a hydraulic bead breaker, I got a air over hydraulic pump for the bead breaker, I should have bought a electric 110v pump, need to find one of those. But the bead breaker works good if slow. Heavy tires are heavy.

    I've been running around getting stuff went to get a new to me safe off craigslist and drove over a chain that was along the side of the road and it got rapped around the duals, that was loud as it slammed into the bottom of the bed! and then I almost maxed the crane picking up the safe(harbor freight non lift rated, lifting ratchet straps for the win) I need to add hydraulic retract and extension to the boom of the crane, got more than a few tons of gravel and found out I need to add a dump hoist, moved a Cincinnati toolmaster HV milling machine now need to sell the old mini one.

    Got some leather seats from a Mitsubishi galant installed I wanted tiburon seats but couldn't find any good ones. But now I have room for a center console now for the CB and cup holder.
    Also got a ton of switches of even more LED lights time to make a over head switch console.

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    Boy that thing is so cool!

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