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Cmark's random photo thread

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Cmark, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Cmark

    Cmark Senior Member

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    I was tidying up the files on my computer and realised that I have literally hundreds of photos detailing some of the various repairs we had done, going back maybe 10 years, so I thought some may be of interest.

    I'll generally post them without any narration, but if anyone has any questions or comments, feel free. Please don't go too hard on any technical safety breaches you may see. I've been doing this for well over 30 years and nobody's died and nobody's gone to jail yet.

    (Actually, that's a lie. Someone did go to jail once, but that's another story.)
     
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    Love it. Keep them coming. And we’ve all done things to get it done that weren’t necessarily approved but as you say no one died.

    Cheers
     
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  5. Cmark

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    2nd pic … The famously dreaded milk crate... just waiting to scoot out from the unwary. Replaced by a chair … o_O
     
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    By the looks of the corrosion that'd been cracked for a while before it finally let go......a bit like this one.
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    I'm still feeling the affects of the %$#@! milk crate rolling out on me and it was lower than that one. Feels like I twisted my rib cage. Hurts to sneeze or if I have the hiccups. LoL
     
  10. Cmark

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    "Mate, you got a spare Franna in the morning?"

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    Thos thread shows potential for a bunch of hold my beer posts
     
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    What's a Franna?
     
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    See the “New Ride Part Deux” thread in the cranes forum....
     
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    Yep, went to that one just after this one. Kinda proves it is usually worthwhile to keep my mouth shut and listen.
     
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    The inventor's name was Francis and his daughter Anna.
     
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    Ahhh....
     
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    I've worked on plenty of 992's and have never seen a failure like this. I have welded up several cracks in the lower hitches.
     
  18. Welder Dave

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    That's a Letourneau loader if I recall.
     
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    It was indeed, an L1850. It happened on a mine site in Northern Chile where we had a fleet of Cat trucks, so the boys shot down and grabbed a load of photos before the mine and the LT guys had chance to shoo them away. That's how I came by the original photos.
     
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    I wonder how many tens of thousands of hours were on that?