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08-31-2013 04:21 PM More Projects with new toy
First I made a negative of the back of the trim ring. Then I made a negative die of the front of the trim ring. I drilled a ¼” hole through both to place an alignment pin. I used a hole saw to cut my blank using the ¼” hole from the hole saw to align everything. I cut a piece of scrap plastic from my sand blast cabinet to keep from scratching the polished stainless. I then placed it all in my 20 ton press and pressed it until it would not go any further. And the result is this.


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08-31-2013 04:19 PM More Projects with new toy
As stated before my pickup has a spare tire mounted to the right front fender. There is a trim ring behind the upper bracket. It was made of steel and chrome plated, but the chrome is pitted so bad I needed to do something. I looked on line but could not find any. I could get it re chromed.$$$
Well I have always been intrigued about how metal is shaped soo I got round stock and turned a set of dies to make a trim ring out of polished stainless steel sheet.


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08-24-2013 04:35 PM Projects with new toy
My steering shaft uses a GM sliding shaft and a ¾” round stainless rod. I had a buddy at work make me an adapter to go from ¾” round to GM double D, but I was always leery of the round shaft loosening and spinning in the adapter. So I made a GM double D to ¾” double D.


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08-24-2013 04:33 PM Projects with new toy
The 36 has a spare tire mounted to the right front fender. It has a rod that runs from the fender to the cab. It is attached at the fender with the use of some hill side washers. These were badly rusted so I got some stainless steel round stock and machined up a couple.


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08-24-2013 04:31 PM New toy cont.
While I was lubing it for the first time in I don’t know how many years I could not find one of the lube fittings. Once I found it the fitting I could not see a way to reach it with an oilcan. I removed the switch panel to see if I could reach it through it and this is what I found. All the wiring went through the machine right under the head. Over the years oil had leaked on the wiring and deteriorated the insulation. Some of the wires were exposed and very close together. (see top of photo) I replaced the all the wires and relocated the switch so that the wires would not soak in oil.


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