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Old 16 March 2007, 20:52   #61
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burning aluminum at Farasey Steel fabricators Part two

I had a fairly long 12 inch wide piece of 3/8 inch aluminum plate that I picked up last fall and that is what we are cutting. First a piece 12 by 20 for the front of the trailer, that will be mounted under the tool box which is the same width. Second, a piece 17 by 12 by 19 will be cut, I will be bolting or welding the winch stand to this if I keep it, I may not, I think I found a better solution at the Scrapyard, imagine that! This piece will span the two main I beams of the trailer, it will make it all much sturdier. First picture is of John (the ladies love this guy!) in front of Farasey's burning machine after he made the initial cuts, this piece of machinery can burn through some seriously thick shit! Following photos show the three pieces cut, a shelf, the plate for under the tool box and the plate for under the winch stand. I set these two pieces on the trailer to show how it will all look, I think it will be a lot better than the factory setup. I am pleased!
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Old 20 March 2007, 12:07   #62
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Looking good, Pat.

Any idea what your toolbox came off of? Looks like a nice addition.

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Old 21 March 2007, 20:59   #63
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Looking good, Pat.

Any idea what your toolbox came off of? Looks like a nice addition.

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It is off a piece of food processing equipment apparently, it has worked perfectly for the application in mind, I have had a lot of luck working on this boat, this is one of those instances. I through bolted the box, aluminum plate and trailer, somehow I tweaked one of the main beams of the trailer at the tongue, I needed something stiff to straighten it hence the plate. Pics of some of the things I am doing... First the plate as I am drilling and mounting it to check and see that all the holes line up, a picture of the cheesy brackets they use to hold the trailer together, the main beams on the trailer are heavy duty, why the light brackets? I'll change a few of these... then a picture of the toolbox permanently installed, worked out great, finally a shot of a bunch of stuff I threw in it to see if it was big enough, it will work out o.k.
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Old 21 March 2007, 21:11   #64
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Trailer upgrades

While the winch bracket on the trailer is pretty good I was never really happy with it's setup, The plate the winch is bolted to is narrower than the winch itself, I also had to offset the winch after I bought the boat and trailer, it wasn't lined up right. The winch itself is mounted too high for the boat I have so I will be changing that. The main safety chain for the boat and the bow guide bumper (Y) is currenty bolted to the winch stand, I will change all that. The safety chain will be bolted to the main frame of the trailer and the guide bumper as well. I will probably go to the Scrapyard tomorrow to find a better winch stand or bracket, I'll update the thread tomorrow if I find something good, I'm thinking I will!
Oh, forgot about the pictures, shot one winch stand, shot two, line shows how much excess height the stand has, it actually needs to be cut about three inches below the blue line, shot three base plate for winch stand bolted to trailer, nice and robust...I used oval head cap screws on this, lots of times I climb on the trailer when I am hauling it out by myself, these insure no stubbed toes when barefoot. Oh and shot three, a big box, can you guess what's inside?
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Impressive machine you got there mate. Those seats look pretty cool!

Keep us informed!
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Old 22 March 2007, 09:21   #66
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Impressive machine you got there mate. Those seats look pretty cool!

Keep us informed!
thanks for the compliment, a lot of work but it is it's own reward. I'll keep updating this thread as I go, it may be someone else can use the information for something they are working on or suggest a better solution/approach regarding what I am doing.
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Oh and shot three, a big box, can you guess what's inside?
Don't know, but whoever did the packaging could have used stouter material...

And what's the folded piece of hypalon in the background in the first winch pic?

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Oh and shot three, a big box, can you guess what's inside?
Hmmmm? Was it supplied by dd?
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Old 22 March 2007, 20:38   #69
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Don't know, but whoever did the packaging could have used stouter material...

And what's the folded piece of hypalon in the background in the first winch pic?

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Well John, that is one of those quality Zodiac futuras made out of strongan I believe it is called, it is coming apart everywhere, they should of stuck to hypalon, a friend gave it to me.
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